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Tips To Help Protect Your Walls, Floors and Furniture On Moving Day

More than one psychologist states that when it comes to moving house, this process ranks among the top five stressful events in a person's life. Organising a furniture removalist, packing and then actually moving certainly gives you plenty to get stressed about. As you prepare for your upcoming home move, it is timely to consider how you will protect the walls and floors of your current home on moving day. You certainly don't want to be left scrambling to repair damage after your belongings are on the removalist's truck, so consider these house surface protection tips now so you can purchase the materials needed.

Wall Protection

It doesn't take long to damage the paint on the surface of your walls when furniture is being shifted around. This is particularly true when furniture items need to be moved through doorways. You can't wrap every wall surface you have in bubble wrap, so instead, you need to consider how to stop your furniture from causing damage. Bubble wrap and removalist's blankets are the keys to success in this situation. Look at every piece of furniture you have to see which ones have sharp edges on them. Encase each of these edges in bubble wrap and keep the wrap in place using packing tape. Alternatively, wrap the whole furniture piece in a moving blanket and secure this in place using moving straps.

Before you secure the padding, you need to do a walk-through to see how each furniture piece will move through the house to get to the moving truck. For some items, you may need to take them out a back doorway and walk them around the side of the house. Other pieces may need to be dismantled into smaller pieces. Think about this for all large furniture items that don't easily fit through standard doorways before you begin to cover the edges.

If this seems like too big a job for you, a professional furniture removalist team can handle it for you.

Floor Protection

There is going to be a lot of foot traffic through the house on moving day, and even if the weather is nice, there are still plenty of opportunities for dirt and debris to be tracked into your carpets. Hardwood floors are not exempt from damage as they can become scuffed as the furniture moves over it. There are a number of products you can buy to cover your floors to protect them, but the cheapest option is a roll of thick plastic that you can get from your local hardware store. Even if you only buy enough to roll it out over the main traffic areas, and then move it from room to room as they get emptied, you will protect your floors from damage. Additionally, book the carpet cleaner to come to the house after the movers have been in. That way there's no furniture for them to clean around, and any dirt which did get tracked in can be whisked away.

Now that you know how to protect your walls and floor surfaces on moving day, you can purchase the items that you need.