Just because you are leaving your old home and going into a new one doesn’t mean you should leave your old one a mess. After all, this might be someone else’s new place so it should be as fresh and nice as the one you are moving into. The last thing you want when moving into a new home is to be billed for the damages of your old one. We have a few preventative steps that you can take when moving in your new home to save you from all that trouble.
The first at most important thing you can do of course, is hire professional movers. This for one will make all your packing so much easier, there will be enough manpower to lift heavy furniture, it will get done faster and professional movers have all the equipment you don’t.
Moving blankets are the first way you can protect your old home. These are great when you need to slide heavy objects across the floor. This prevents any furniture from damaging wood or tile flooring as you slide it out the door. It also makes it a lot easier to actually slide a heavy item in the first place. Another way you can utilize these blankets is by draping them on furniture that you need to lift and squeeze through door frames or staircases. This will act as a barrier between the furniture and the wall so you don’t accidentally knock your furniture or the wall. Most sturdy items can chip paint off walls pretty easily. Any professional mover will tell you this.
Flattened large cardboard boxes can come really handy in places that will have a lot of people walking in and out on hardwood or tile floors. You can place singular boxes or you can tape them together to make a pathway for the professional movers to walk on and your family as well. It will provide an extra layer of protection in areas that need it. If you have the time you could cover the whole floor, but covering the pathways into and out of room to the front and back door should be just fine and will keep your floor safe from heavy furniture that could be picked up and put down a lot.
Now I know most of these tips have been for people with hardwood floors or tiles but this one if for those who have carpet, or maybe you have a few carpeted rooms. Carpet film protector or plastic sheeting it great for people who are moving out of somewhere with carpeted floors. You want to cover the carpet so you don’t make any spills or leave any stains while moving things around and out of your home. This also makes it easier for people to walk on the carpet with shoes and not mess anything up. People can track mud and dirt inside and you won’t have to worry if you plastic cover your carpet.
If you are someone who is renting and wants to get their deposit back, cleaning is a must. There are things that we might forget about when moving out that we wouldn’t normally clean. There is a whole list of things we should clean before we move out to ensure we get our money back and make the new family feel welcomed. Don’t forget, professional movers will make your move so much easier and keeping things clean and tidy will make you breathe easy and enjoy your new home as well as create the perfect new home for someone else.