If you're in the process of moving, you know that it can be a chaotic and stressful time. There are so many things to think about, and it's easy to overlook some important details. One of the most important things to remember is how to keep your home protected during the move. In this blog post, we here at George Moving & Storage will discuss some tips for keeping your household safe during a move.

Cover Your Lawn

On moving day, you can expect to have many people moving around your home, and that includes your lawn. Movers will likely be walking through your lawn as they move in and out of your home, which means any items and the lawn itself may be at risk of getting damaged. To protect your lawn, consider laying down plywood or another covering on it. For stationary items that you have on your lawn, such as bird feeders and statues, be sure to set them aside to prevent them from being accidentally knocked over. 

Remove Any Decor 

Areas such as your kitchen and living room typically house various decorative items such as:

  • Frames
  • Clocks
  • Racks
  • And more

These pieces of decor might be knocked over during moving day as some movers might not have a clear line of sight when moving large items around your home. The best thing you can do to protect your decor and the movers is by taking down any decor that is hanging on your walls.

Pad Your Wood Fixtures 

Wood fixtures in your home might be in harm's way during a move. Doors and stairwell banisters may be difficult to maneuver around, which can lead to them getting accidentally hit from movers and the items they are moving. To prevent any damage to them, before moving day, cover them with padded blankets and other cushioned materials to minimize any damage. Doors can also be removed off of their hinges if you are afraid that they may get scratched during the move. 

Cover Your Flooring

As movers move around your home, your floor will be getting all sorts of foot traffic going through it. Flooring, such as carpeting, can become filled with dirt which can be quite a headache to deal with. As a precautionary measure, be sure to lay down some sort of plastic wrap or particle board on your flooring as a protective layer between foot traffic and the flooring itself. Experienced residential movers will have protective covering with them just in case. 

Seal Liquids and Powders 

Imagine having a box of liquids of powders spilling all over your floor. Sounds like quite the mess to clean up right? Be sure that any liquids and powders you need moved are sealed to prevent them from spilling. Liquids and powders include:

  • Detergent
  • Dishwashing Liquids
  • Non-Perishable Liquids
  • Toilet Cleaners

Any other liquids and powders that you don't need moved should be disposed of and thrown away before moving day. 

Properly Dispose Of Fuels & Chemicals 

Most moving companies won’t move items, such as fuel and chemicals, as they are potentially hazardous. Because of this, make sure that any items you have in your garage and other parts of your home are free of any fuels and chemicals. Make sure you dispose of them properly before moving day to prevent any potential issues from arising. 

Contact Trusted Residential Movers Today 

With trained and experienced local and long distance movers, we here at George Moving & Storage are able to provide you with protective moving services to ensure that nothing is damaged at your home. Give our residential movers a call today to learn more about how we can help you, and fill out our online form to request a free estimate.