How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Tulsa01/29/2018Moving between houses in Tulsa is an enormous project often requiring a great deal of alignment and coordination. Some people prefer to box up their own stuff from emptying cabinets to thoroughly wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, however when it comes to the bulky items, we usually require a smidgen of help. In fact, one of the bigger dangers involved in moving is scratching up either the home you’re leaving or the home you're moving into with bulky furniture pieces like bed frames, cabinets, and wall hangings. Going around corners or through doorways is very risky and there's frequently a few visible scratches by the time you and your friends get the furniture moved. If you want to save a little money on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, take some advice from professional movers and learn how to protect your home from the dangers of moving bulky furniture. Disassembly and Reassembly The first step to safe relocation is a willingness to take items apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to fit around doorways, up hallways, and especially in the staircase. They are often solid and bulky to supply stable bed support and many have decorative head and foot boards that you would also rather keep un-scuffed on the journey. You might be surprised how many items in your home can be easily disassembled and assembled including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are less difficult to move if you remove the drawers first. In a lot of cases, the simpliest procedure to keep both your furniture and walls safe is to simply 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 found when it is needed again. If you are not feeling good about using a few tools, a professional mover will be happy to take care of the disassembly and reassembly for you. Moving Pads Many times a large item can't be disassembled or you have a justification to not take it apart for the move. Remember, when you're handling large pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairways are in danger. Professional movers recognize that rather than aiming to achieve an exact lack of dings and scrapes, which can be very difficult, a better solution is simply to protect the areas you're moving through. Moving pads are essentially large sturdy blankets that can be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other areas of your home that might get dinged when bulky furniture is moving through. This is a extraordinarily easy trick that fixes an age-old problem. Protect with moving pads when moving big objects through tight spaces and anywhere you are worried about during the moving process. Carpet Covers Lastly, the quality of your carpets should not be determined by the amount of activity during a move. Most houses have a decent amount of traffic everyday, people walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom numerous times a day. When you are in the process of moving, the number of trips across your carpet, often in big sturdy boots, increases significantly. To keep the dust and grime off of your carpet and reduce the amount of wear and tear it faces from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving items, put down a padded carpet cover to give temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, work with bulky furniture, and get 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're committed to taking care of not only your stuff but the home you are moving out of and into, as well. With a few simple tricks learned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it is easy to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of each home no matter how bulky your furniture is.