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January 29, 2018

How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between residences in Tulsa and Oklahoma City is a sizable project which requires a great deal of planning and coordination. Most people select to pack their own things from emptying dressers to carefully wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, however when it comes to the large items, we usually need a little bit of help. In fact, one of the bigger hazards involved in moving is dinging up either the home you are vacating or the home you are moving into with awkward furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and paintings. Going around corners or through doorways is very risky and there is almost always a few visible scrapes by the time you and your friends get the furniture where you want it. If you want to save a little money on putty and paint and/or your security deposit, listen to some recommendations from seasoned movers and learn how to protect your house from the dangers of moving bulky items.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The initial step to safe relocation is a readiness to take stuff apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver around doorways, up hallways, and especially up and down the stairway. They are often solid and heavy to provide stable bed support and many have fancy head and foot boards that you'd also rather keep unblemished on the journey. You might be surprised how many items in your home can be easily taken apart and put back together including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are more straightforward to move if you lift the drawers out first.

In a number of cases, the simpliest way to keep both your furniture and walls unmarred is to easily take it apart, move it broken down, and reassemble it in the area of your choice. Just make sure to keep the screws, nuts, and bolts in a labeled bag that can be at hand when it's needed again. If you're not good at using a wrench and screwdriver, a professional mover will be happy to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you.

Moving Pads

Many times a big item cannot be disassembled or you have a reason to not take it apart for the move. Remember, when you are managing big pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairwells are at risk. Professional movers recognize that rather than trying to achieve an exact lack of bumps and scrapes, which is very difficult, a favorable solution is simply to protect the areas you are moving through.

Moving pads are simply large sturdy blankets that could be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other aspects of your home that would get scratched when large furniture is moving through. This is a fantastically ordinary trick that fixes an age-old problem. Put up moving pads when taking big objects through tight spaces and anywhere you are worried about during the moving process.

Carpet Covers

Finally, the quality of your carpets shouldn’t be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most residences have a reasonable amount of traffic everyday, family members and pets walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom a few times a day. When you are in the process of moving, the number of trips across your carpet, often in big sturdy boots, increases a lot.

To keep the dust and grime from falling onto your carpet and lower the amount of wear and tear it endures from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving items, lay down a padded carpet cover to give temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, lug around bulky furniture, and pull things down from the attic or up from the basement without worrying about a major carpet cleaning afterward.

Here at A-1 Freeman Moving, we are committed to taking care of not only your items but the house you are moving out of and into, also. With a few simple tricks gleaned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it is easy to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of every home no matter how large your furniture is.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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