Protecting your home during a move is just as important as safely packing and transporting your belongings to a new residence. That’s because a home relocation often impacts various areas like lawns, decors, and walls. You can prevent a lot of damage to your home when you follow the simple tips explained below.

Protecting Your Lawn

The home movers will likely use the same pathway from your home to their moving trucks, and with some landscaping items in this pathway, damage may occur. If you’re worried about items like your lawn ornaments or statues getting damaged, inform the moving crew so they can take extra precautions around these items or remove them before the move.

If your lawn is wet, it’s best to lay plywood, particleboard, cardboard, or other covering materials on your grass to minimize the impact of the high foot traffic during the moving process.

Protecting Doorways & Stairwell Banisters

To protect the permanent wood fixtures in your home from accidentally getting dented or scratched from bulky items, cover these items with soft materials like towels and blankets. Professional moving companies often have piles of padded moving blankets they use to wrap sensitive wood areas for more protection. As for your door surfaces, you can remove the doors from their hinges to protect them.

Protecting Windows and Wall Decors

You may find it difficult to have a clear line of sight with different items hanging on your walls while moving large, bulky items like furniture. To ensure you and the residential movers don’t accidentally brush and damage your curtains or other wall decors in high-traffic areas, you should remove them before the heavy lifting starts.

Protecting Your Floors

Your floors can be affected by tough-to-clean outside dirt and stains, with several people walking in and out of your home many times on moving day. You can prevent this from happening when you use plastic wrap to protect all carpeted areas in your home. It’s a precaution many professional moving companies take seriously from the onset on moving day. Some household moving companies may also lay particleboards to protect carpeted areas from dollies and hand truck usage.

Protecting Against Spills

Seal all liquids and powders properly at the beginning of the move. That will stop anything extra from getting on your walls or floors. Further, consider disposing of liquids and powders you no longer need. If you want to treat the crew from the residential moving company to some drinks, stick with bottled water—an accidentally spilled bottle of water is easy to clean up.

Protecting Your Garage Floor

A garage hosts many kinds of stuff, including oil, fuel, chemicals, and soil used for vehicle and lawn care. You should have these items properly disposed of by moving day to protect your home from any spillage. Also, many long-distance movers won’t move such items anyway.

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