3 ways to avoid damage to your home when moving out
If you’re moving home, it’s an exciting, tiring experience, and all you want to do is get to your new place. But it’s worth considering the impact that a house move can have on your current home.
Countless people walking in and out, large items being moved around, and the rush of the day can all take their toll on the walls and floors of the house that you’re leaving.
Here’s how to minimise damage and leave your house in good condition for its new owners.
1. Protect your floors
Removal personnel, friends, and family will all be on hand to help you move out on the day. That’s a lot of grubby shoes.
Do your carpets a favour and apply some protective film. This will stop any dirt being walked into the fibres and minimise any other damage caused by dirty soles.
It also means that you won’t be left with marked floors to clean before you can get going to your new house.
2. Cover sharp edges
Likewise, frames and tables can scrape walls and bang into doors when they’re being moved from room to room, leaving unsightly marks and dents, and damaging paintwork. Luckily, using foam edge protectors can help to combat this.
The foam strips that we have available at Now Let’s Move are easy to cut and shape to your requirements, and it’s flexible enough to hug to whatever it’s protecting.
Plus, these edge guards will also protect your belongings during transit and storage, giving you one less thing to worry about.
3. When it comes to lifting, use your head
Lifting and moving your heavy, bulky items can be tricky. Your hands are full, so opening doors is out of the question, and if anything gets dropped the damage to your belongings - and to the house – can be serious.
To save yourself a headache, be smart and try using a lifting strap. They use natural leverage to allow two users to easily move heavy objects like sofas, wardrobes, fridges, mattresses and washers and dryers while maintaining proper posture.
Not only is it safer for the two people doing the lifting, it’s also more convenient, leaving hands free to manoeuvre the object and negotiate any obstacles. These straps also work in such a way that the users’ legs do most of the work, so the load is more stable, too.
Which means that you can save your back, as well as any repair costs.