When moving to a new place, there is a lot to think about. Will you hire a local moving company, or do it yourself? If you’re moving yourself, do you have friends to help you with large pieces of furniture? Do you have a plan in place for keeping your new home safe from dents and scratches?
If you hire a residential moving company to help you, it is unlikely that dents and scratches will happen. Your local movers are trained professionals who know how to keep your house safe, but if you want to move on your own, you’ll need to be prepared.
If you’re only moving a short distance or just want help for rearranging your household, here are a few tips to help protect your walls when moving furniture.
Plan Your Path
Before moving a piece of furniture, walk the path you plan to take from the moving truck to the final placement of the furniture. Clear any boxes or other items that could pose a tripping hazard out of the way. The most frequent cause of damage in a house is a pile of boxes forcing furniture unexpectedly into the wall as you try to go by.
Cover Walls and Floors
If there’s a few likely locations where the furniture might suddenly get forced into the wall, such as getting furniture through a narrow doorway. Covering walls or floors is one of the best way to protect areas likely to get scratched from damage.
Cardboard is a good and cheap way to protect walls. Pay special attention to places like corners or door frames you think the furniture may bump into along the way.
Disassemble furniture when possible.
Certain items like tables don’t always fit easily through doors. This can lead to flipping it on its side or turning it at odd angles to try and get the table inside. While this works, it can also result in the walls getting damaged when you lose track of one set of legs while trying to fit the other through.
Disassembling the furniture makes it easier to pass through doorways and less likely you will damage a wall.
Use The Right Tools
Moving furniture can be both heavy and awkward. Make sure you have enough people to handle the work and use hand trucks and other tools when ever possible to make moving easier. The right tools not only make it safer for you to move, but also give you more control over the furniture and where it is going.
Moving furniture can be challenging, but with the right approach you can handle it. Cover walls at risk for damage, use the right tools to get the job done, and make a plan before each piece is moved. If you’re not confident you can do this and want your walls to remain in perfect condition, call your local moving company today. Your local movers are professionals and can get your furniture moved with no damage to your old place or your new one.