Home relocations have evolved over time with more efficient and effective ways to protect areas like lawns, floors, banisters, and walls from different levels of damage. If you’re about to embark on a move to a new residence, these tips will help you. 

Protecting Your Lawn

The moving crew will likely take the same route from your home and back to their moving truck. That means some landscaping items along this pathway might get damaged during the move. If you’re worried about that happening, inform the movers so they can take extra care around such items. 

Take out any item that can be moved, including statues, ornaments, bird feeders, etc. Also, if your lawn is wet from a recent weather event, plywood, particleboards, and cardboards are useful materials to cover your grass to minimize the effects of damage from the high foot traffic on moving day. 

Protecting Doorways and Stairwell Banisters

You can keep the permanent wood fixtures in your home from getting scratched or dented from heavy items during a move by covering them with towels or heavy blankets. Experienced household moving companies carry piles of padded moving blankets in their trucks and will wrap sensitive wood areas for added protection. Another option you can take is removing doors from their hinges and putting them back after the moving activities. 

Protecting Your Floors

There will be several people moving in and out of your home dozens of times on moving day. That means more chances of outside dirt getting into your home. Ensure that all carpeted areas in your home are protected with plastic wrap. Many residential movers take this precaution. They can also provide particleboards to protect carpeted areas from dollies and hand trucks. 

Protecting Window and Wall Decors

When carrying some large, bulky items like furniture, you and the home movers may not always have a clear line of sight. To avoid scenarios where curtains and wall decors are accidentally swiped in high-traffic areas, take them out before the heavy lifting starts. 

Protecting Against Spills

Every liquid and powder content in your home should be properly sealed at the beginning of the move to ensure that nothing extra gets on your walls or floors. In the same way, the unwanted liquids and powders are best disposed of before moving day. If you want to be nice to the crew from the residential moving company and provide something to drink, bottled water is the best option—an accidentally spilled bottle of water is easy to clean up. 

Protecting Your Garage Floor

A garage houses many items like fuel, oil, soil, equipment, and other things. These items are handy around the home, but they should be properly disposed of by moving day to protect against spillage. Besides, long-distance movers won’t move such items. 

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Keeping your home in top-notch condition during a relocation maintains its value, and there’s no better moving and storage company to help you achieve that than the award-winning Lincoln Moving & Storage. We have been in the Moving industry for over 100 years. That means we know how to implement the tips outlined above to protect your home. Our team of movers will endure your move goes smoothly. Call now to learn more about our residential relocation services, or fill out our online form to request a free moving quote.