If you have followed our blog posts, you are probably well aware of how to keep most of your items protected and how to have a relatively safe move, given you follow our guidelines. However, we haven’t talked much about the subject of your home per se. Both the place you are leaving and the place you are going to be moving in are at risk of getting some damage.
We are talking about scrapes on the wall, bump, door frame chipping, and so on. These things may not be as serious as breaking your items, but they are still quite annoying and can ruin the excellent look of your new apartment. One thing you can do to ensure this doesn’t happen is to hire the professional H2H Movers, who know how to take care of your items and your place. But if you want to be moving around some items or you want to handle everything by yourself, here is our advice.
Remember those packing supplies like bubble wrap, stretch wrap, masking tape and the like? You can actually use them to protect key parts of your place. Bubblewrapping your doorframe may look silly, but it can also save you a lot of headaches and you will be keeping the good look of your home intact. However, keep in mind some other things as well. If you are trying to move heavy furniture it is likely to damage the flooring or the carpet. Hardwood floors are particularly susceptible to that as they can get scratched so deeply you wouldn’t be able to cover it with simple tricks.
But what can you do about all the flooring? A simple advice would be to use some rough cloths or even some cardboard if you can’t find anything else. However, keep in mind that you will still have to be careful and these preparations are only a bit of a safety net rather than full on protection. If something is too heavy to be confident in moving it without much hassle, don’t try it out just to hurt your apartment.
Styrofoam also works great as a padding for many things as even a somewhat thin layer can help you avoid a lot of damage. Do look for softer foam padding as it can absorb damage much better than cheap hard ones. They are usually made to withstand a hard hit, but break easily after a couple of bumps and don’t really dissipate the shock.
The final thing we will mention here is using felt pads, which are quite cheap and kind of fall in the category of rough cloths. You can easily find felt even in hardware stores, and you only have to lay it on the floor so that scratches will have a harder time appearing. Works like a charm and is a must for heavy items, even if you are confident in your abilities.
Have a safe move and don’t forget to give us a call if you need a hand!