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March 12, 2020

5 Tips for Avoiding Property Damage When Moving Out in Killeen

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

The big day has at long last arrived, and you are ready to move. The professional movers in Killeen have got there, the dog is barking, and the children are in the way. It looks like chaos yet in the course of it all, you realize that the sofa coming up the stairs has bumped on the wall breaking a gaping hole and the kitchen floors are a shipwreck. The final thing you should be concerned with is if you will get the security down payment back if you are renting or if you will have to find a team to patch the walls or fix the floors before moving on. To help you steer clear of predicaments such as these, listed below are 5 suggestions for averting property damage while moving out.

Get ready High Traffic Areas

Whilst you give some thought to your move, consider the parts of your residence that will become high traffic zones. In case the main hallway is carpeted, give some thought to putting down old mats or carpets to help protect the rugs and prevent the price of deep cleaning the carpeting and rugs once you get prepared to depart. If the halls happen to be wood flooring, you might want to consider taping down cardboard to help safeguard the flooring. If moving day brings with it a lot of rain or lousy weather, to prevent tracking in mud, a plastic sheet is most likely the better option.

Assess Your Doorways

If you have larger items, be sure to assess your entryways to figure out if the larger belongings are going to completely fit. This may seem like a no brainer but if you have done remodeling to your house that could affect the measurements of your doorways or halls or for those who assembled a few of your bigger pieces of furniture when they came into the house, you could have difficulties removing them. If this is the way it is, be sure to take a photo of the item prior to disassembling them so you're able to readily reassemble the sections once they reach their destination.

Secure Your Valuable Furnishings

When you have stuff like coffee tables or dressers which could possess sharp corners and edges, protect them with packing supplies or cardboard. This not only protects your pieces of furniture from destruction but your walls from inadvertently being dented as well. Cover glass and mirrors in bathroom towels or old bed linens to make sure that they do not cause damage as they're moved out of the residence. Many professional movers in Killeen will have these materials on hand.

Equipment to Help with the Move

A few things require more than a single person to lift or even a group to help direct the item's departure from the home. Professional moving companies in Killeen have many things available to help make the move simpler.

· Moving Dolly. These dollies are ideal for moving substantial items like beds, dresser and sofas. Movers have the ability to wheel the item right out of the house with no stress of damaging hardwood floors and typically with less effort. Dollies are most often used when the house is one level or if the moving company can access an elevator.

· Hand cart. Hand carts are upright in appearance. They are ideal for stacking and moving containers. These carts help make sure that belongings will not be dropped throughout the move.

· Floor sliders. Floor sliders guide big stuff like kitchen appliances and pieces of furniture across hard surfaces whilst protecting the flooring. They are at times called furniture glides or furniture slides.

Prepare Wall Corners

Corner protectors can be fastened to high traffic zones to ensure that the wall surfaces stay unharmed throughout the move. Corner covers are available in cardboard, foam, vinyl as well as heavy-duty rubber. You'll want to add them to bedroom wall edges and the wall edges of the house's entryway.

Several of these tools can be provided by your moving company in Killeen, therefore be certain to inquire your professional mover if they are going to be supplying these products or if you ought to add them to your packing supply list of items to have available on moving day.


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The Mickelson Family
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