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January 29, 2018

How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Atlanta

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between houses in Atlanta is an enormous project which requires much planning and coordination. Most people select to box up their own things from emptying dressers to meticulously wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, but when it comes to the large items, we usually want a smidgen of help. Actually, one of the biggest risks involved in moving is scratching up either the home you’re moving from or the home you're moving into with oversized 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 dings by the time you and your friends get the furniture moved. If you want to save a bit of cash on spackle and paint and/or your security deposit, heed some guidance from experienced movers and learn how to protect your residence from the dangers of moving heavy items.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The first step to damage-free moving is a readiness to take things apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver around doorways, up hallways, and especially up and down stairs. They are often solid and sturdy to supply stable bed support and many have decorative head and foot boards that you would also rather keep unmarred on the journey. You might be surprised how many items in your home can be easily taken apart and assembled including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are more straightforward to maneuver if you lift the drawers out first.

In a number of cases, the best way to keep both your furniture and walls undamaged is to just disassemble it, move it in smaller pieces, and reassemble it in the room of your choice. Just make sure to keep the screws, nuts, and bolts in a labeled bag that can be found when it's needed again. If you are not good at using some basic tools, a professional mover will be glad to handle the disassembly and reassembly for you.

Moving Pads

Sometimes a big item can't be disassembled or you have a rationale to keep it in one piece 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 stairways are in danger. Professional movers recognize that rather than attempting to achieve an exact lack of bumps and scrapes, which can be highly unlikely, a better answer is simply to protect the areas you are moving through.

Moving pads are simply big sturdy blankets that could be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other aspects of your home that could get scraped when bulky furniture is moving through. This is a fantastically simple trick that deals with an age-old problem. Protect with moving pads when taking large objects through tight spaces and anywhere you're worried about during the moving process.

Carpet Covers

Last but not least, the quality of your carpets should not be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most residences see 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 transversing your carpet, often in big sturdy boots, increases considerably.

To keep the dust and grime at bay and reduce the amount of wear and tear it endures from the constant walking back and forth boxing and moving things, put 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're devoted 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 helping people move from place to place, it's simple to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of each home no matter how large your furniture may be.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
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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