Moving houses can be a stressful ordeal, especially if it’s your first time doing it. From picking a moving company to ensuring that everything you need is included when packing, it can get overwhelming at times. And, if you’re not careful, your belongings can get damaged.
Here are some tips on how you can reduce damage to your belongings when moving.
Take Apart Furniture
Granted, it’s a lot quicker to move entire pieces of furniture if you don’t take them apart. But, at the same time, you’re putting them at risk of damage during the moving process. When you take your furniture apart, you reduce the chances of it being dropped. A few examples of these include bed frames, chairs, tables or television stands. Moving them piece by piece is safer for you and your furniture.
Ask Others for Assistance
Moving is a huge ordeal. Don’t try to be prideful and try to take on the entire job by yourself. You can ask the help of your friends, family and even local movers who’re equipped with the skills and tools to make your moving experience a lot smoother. If you try to move everything by yourself, you’ll run the risk of injuring yourself and damaging your belongings. This reduces the time your belongings need to sit outside as they’re left vulnerable to theft and the elements. This is why it’s important to ask for help instead of moving alone.
A simple item like a blanket can make all the difference in the world. You can protect your breakable items with moving blankets. Setting a moving blanket over your furniture helps protect them against the elements as well as scratches since it provides some cushioning while moving.
Turn to Around Town Movers for your moving and storage needs. Our house and office movers are here to help no matter the size of your move. Call us at (703) 682-5922 , or complete our online form to get a free quote. We serve clients in Reston and Arlington, VA, as well as Washington, DC.