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Tips for Protecting Your Home During a New Jersey Home Relocation

A home relocation is already stressful enough. You don’t want to add structural issues to your current residence or the one you’re relocating to. That’s because areas like your doorposts, shelves, carpeting, and the lawns are often affected by regular movement from family and home movers. What you can do is make adequate provisions to protect them. Here are some tips to help you out:

Protecting Your Lawn

There’s a high chance that the residential movers will use the same pathway from your home to the moving truck. That means some landscaping items in this pathway need protection from impending damage during the move. Ensure the moving crew is informed about this so that they can take extra precautions around these items.

You can take out removable items, such as lawn statues, ornaments, and birdfeeders. If your lawn is wet from a recent weather event, overlaying it with plywood, cardboard, or other covers will protect your grass and minimize damage from the high foot traffic that will occur during the move.

Protecting Your Floors

On the moving day, your floors will have several people walking in and out of your home at different intervals. That means increased chances of them coming into your home with outside dirt. Ensure you use plastic wraps to protect all carpeted areas in your home.

Many household moving companies take this precaution right from the beginning of the process on the moving day. Also, they may lay a particle board to protect carpeted areas from dollies and hand truck usage.

Protecting Doorways & Stairwell Banisters

You can ensure permanent wood fixtures in your home don’t get accidentally scratched or dented from bulky items during your relocation. To do that, cover these items with towels or heavy blankets. An experienced moving company will have stacks of padded moving blankets in their truck to wrap sensitive wood areas for added protection. If you are worried about your door surfaces getting scratched by furniture, remove doors from their hinges to get them out of harm’s way.

Protecting Window and Wall Decor

With windows and wall decorations like frames and artworks, it’s impossible to always have a clear line of sight when moving large, bulky items like furniture. You can ensure that you and the moving crew don’t accidentally swipe and damage your curtains or other wall decors in high-traffic areas by removing them before the heavy lifting starts.

Protecting Your Garage Floor

A garage normally plays host to oil, fuel, chemicals, and soils for vehicle and lawn care. You should try to properly dispose of them before the moving day to protect against any spillage. Also, many long-distance movers won’t move such items.

Protecting Against Spills

All liquid content and powders should be properly sealed at the beginning of the move. This way, nothing extra gets on your walls or floors. Also, consider disposing of unwanted liquids and powders before the moving day. If you want to treat the moving crew to some drinks, bottled water will do just fine since an accidentally spilled bottle of water is easy to clean up.

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