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How to Avoid Property Damage When Moving Out?

That planning relocation and moving out is stressful is something that is a well-known fact. However, there are so many layers in between which further complicate the whole situation. And that is why nobody is really looking forward to moving even though they are looking forward to starting a new chapter in their lives. And one of those aggravating factors is the fear of having some pieces of furniture, or other items damaged. So, in order to avoid property damage when moving out one needs to take precautionary measures which will definitely help you organize a stress-free moving day. Eager to find out more? We thought so. Therefore, we invite you to take some time to read this article and welcome the moving day ready.

Take care of property
Make sure to handle your property with care

Good organization saves a lot of nerves

A golden rule of moving out is being organized and making an operative plan. This ensures that you and everyone who is participating in this relocation will be less under stress. When that happens, you are already in a more favorable position. A person who is not overwhelmed by stress functions better. What is also great is that the overall atmosphere is much more cheerful. Furthermore, if everyone is relaxed, a job will be done more efficiently which will make moving to a new home a happy occasion, rather than one followed by bad energy.

Take step by step to avoid property damage when moving out

Don't rush if you want to avoid property damage when moving out
Take step by step to avoid property damage when moving out

One of the ways to avoid property damage when moving out is to take one step at a time. This means that you should not rush with this step. And the only way to do so is to follow the aforementioned advice. Make sure you know each and every step that needs to be taken. And rest assured it will give you the results you are looking for. This is especially important if you need to pack fragile items and items of high value to you. If you damage or break them, there is no second try for them.

Therefore, you need to do this right and save yourself from any further trouble. So, what we suggest is to make a plan. This plan should contain the steps and stages of the operation from the beginning until the end. What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means that it won’t make any sense moving on with something else before you finish something you have already started. If the kitchen is the first on your list, make sure that you’ve packed all of it before proceeding with packing some other room.

Have appropriate moving equipment

In most cases, damages, or even injuries while moving occur due to the lack of adequate moving materials. The problem is that people do not give much importance to having and using suitable moving supplies which make the job doable and not something which causes problems of this sort. A pair of strong hands doesn’t mean much unless that pair of strong hands knows how to distribute the strength as well as how to handle all of the items properly. Furthermore, if you have the necessary moving supplies and equipment, you won’t risk damaging your items as much as you risk doing it without using them. We don’t say that things don’t happen. It is just, that this way you reduce the risk of damage a lot. Here’s what you should consider using:

  • Moving dolly. This comes in handy especially if you are moving heavy and bulky furniture such as large wardrobes, beds, kitchen elements, washing machines, etc.
  • Lifting straps are very useful when you need to handle heavy items. It helps you lift them with less effort which enables easier and safer handling.
  • With furniture pads, you will protect not only the floors but also the items you are transferring.

Empty all the cabinets, wardrobes…

A bathroom cabinet full of things
Do not think about moving any piece of furniture unless you empty them all

We know this sounds logical, but we still needed to point it out. Just in case. So, before you start lifting and loading the truck, please make sure everything is being emptied. For that, you will need to put them somewhere, right? That’s where the moving supplies step in. Hence, open all the drawers, look at all the shelves and then start packing your items in moving boxes and bags. Check everything once more, and then place heavy items on dollies, and other, less bulky and heavy straight into a moving truck. When they are empty, they are so much less complicated to move. However, you should still be careful about how you’re dealing with them. One moment of carelessness and all the effort was in vain.

Have the right people for the job

We understand if all of this sounds too complicated. And it is an exhausting job. This is why it is not a bad idea to contact professionals to give you a hand. Ask if the chosen NYC moving company also provides assistance of this sort. If yes, then see what’s their experience and whether they can ensure you a safe packing, transportation, and unpacking of all of your belongings, especially those most precious ones. They are the best option if you wish to keep your items safe from any damage.

What else can you do to avoid property damage when moving out?

Of course, there are so many other things you can do to help yourself when moving out. For starters, have paper and pen and write down the measures of the furniture. Then, measure the length of a doorway and plan ahead how you will pull the furniture through the door without denting any part of it. Another step before any further actions is to clear all the obstacles that might cause problems. And most importantly, do not rush with anything. Take as much time as you need.

Clear the pathway

In order to avoid property damage when moving out of your home, it is vital that you clear the pathway. Movers or you and your friends will be carrying heavy moving boxes throughout the house, and you don`t want to bump into anything on your way to the entrance doors. Remove all the pots with plants, toys, boxes, leftover packing material, or anything else that may be laying around.

Cleaning Up the Pathway
Do not forget to clear the pathway before the movers arrive

Protect the floors in your home

If you are moving on a rainy, windy, or snowy day, you need to protect your floors from getting wet and muddy. You can do this easily by covering the floors with sheets or cardboard material so that nobody steps on the actual floor. Additionally, it will protect the floors from any dents or scratches from moving heavy furniture around. Cover all the areas in which you will walk around, especially around the entrance doors. This is the area where the floors get damaged the most.

Measure the doorways

Getting the furniture and other bulky items through the doors is a logical step, but it does not always have to be like this. Sometimes the items just cannot go through the door, in which case you would need hoisting services from your movers and get the items out through windows. So, even if the items cannot go through the doors, sometimes people try to squeeze something in, damaging the door frame. Avoid this by measuring both the item and the doors.

Furthermore, you should do the exact same thing at your new house if you want to avoid any damage to your property.

Use moving blankets

Sometimes the items are too heavy and bulky that they cannot fit inside the moving box, nor they should. You should place them on moving blankets and use them to move your items instead of dragging them on the floor. In this way, you will avoid any scratches on the floors.

a moving blanket
Moving blankets are perfect for protecting your items during the move

Use corner protectors to protect your walls

Sharp corners can leave a dent in the wall or damage the paint, so it’s important to protect walls when moving furniture. Since this is not something you need on your very last day on the property, you should use corner protectors when moving out of your home. This is a simple yet effective way to protect your property.