You’ve closed the deal on your new home and everything is going smoothly. Now, all you need to do is get your belongings there and get settled in. However, you’re faced with a new dilemma: how can you keep your floors from getting damaged and scuffed up from moving boxes and furniture? No worries, because in this article, we are breaking things down so that you can move in and keep your floors safe at the same time.
Wrap All Furniture Legs and Edges Using Protective Blankets
Any parts of your furniture that sticks or poke out should also be wrapped with bubble wrap or using protective furniture blankets. This will help protect your floors when moving, but not only that, it will also help shield your walls and furniture if there are any accidental bumps. We always use protective moving blankets when we move our clients’ belongings because of how much protection they offer.
Measure Before You Start
If you don’t want to spend hours trying to shimmy your furniture up a narrow stairwell, we recommend you take some measurements of your furniture, doorways, hallways and stairwells before you begin your move. This will make sure that you prevent or reduce mistakes, as well as avoid floor damage before you even move in your first chair. You will already have a great understanding of where and how your belongings will fit into your new house.
Heavy Mats, Old Rugs and Blankets are Your Best Friends
One of the best ways to help protect your floors when moving is to use some heavy-duty doormats, old blankets, rugs or even towels to help you. Placing these down will create a safe path for your movers and helpers to use, while also giving your floors some much-needed protection from any accidents. However, if you decide to use this tip, be sure that you will be using old towels, blankets, or rugs that you didn’t want to keep anyway. No matter what season it is, your movers or helpers will be walking on them for some time, so they will get pretty dirty and worn out no matter what season or the weather conditions.
Use Disposable Booties
Using disposable booties and making them available for all of your movers is a good way to help protect your flooring when moving. They will help minimize the dirt and dust tracked into your home, plus everyone will be able to keep their shoes on during the move.
Use Rubber-wheeled Dollies
Dollies can be a huge help when moving heavier boxes and furniture safely in your new home. However, if you will be doing the move yourself, then be sure to buy or rent a dolly with soft rubber wheels because this is the best option for your floors.