Moving to a new place can be exciting. You get to live in a new neighborhood, or even a new city, or maybe you are moving out on your own for the first time. However exciting it is, the prospect of getting all of your things from point A to point B can be stressful and problematic. Between having to box up all of your belongings, communicating with the movers, and getting all of your belongings into your new place in one piece, there is a lot that you have to get done. You’ve probably heard some great advice on how to get your belongings from point A to Point B, but you’ve also probably been given some not so great advice as well.
You Don’t Need to Use Moving Blankets
If you want to ensure your furniture to make it through the move without a scratch, then the best thing you can invest in are furniture moving blankets. When you are stuffing your belongings into a truck, there will likely be plenty of opportunities for your favorite credenza to get nicked and scratch by heavy boxes or other pieces of furniture. Moving blankets are thick and offer the extra protection that your furniture needs during the bumps and turns that go along with moving. Not using moving blankets to protect your furniture can lead to nothing short of damaged furniture.
You Don’t Need Extra Insurance
When it comes to moving your belongings, there are many people that may scoff at getting extra insurance to cover your valuables. If you are using a moving company like Jay’s Small Moves, they have a certain amount of insurance to cover a very limited amount of damage that may happen during transportation. Purchasing extra insurance is a good idea to ensure that your belongings are fully covered just in case. The last thing that you want to have to deal with when you are moving is the discovery that your great-grandmother’s china was destroyed during their journey to their new home. For more information about mover’s insurance, you can visit the U.S. Department of Transportation’s website and learn more about how to protect your household goods.
You Don’t Need to Dismantle Your Furniture
Another way that your furniture can get damaged is by it brushing up against doorframes and walls. The best way to avoid this is by dismantling the furniture whenever possible. Take the time the day before your move is scheduled to remove the legs and tables from couches. Any piece of furniture that can be dismantled should be. Your furniture moving will be a whole lot easier, and will save it from being damaged during the move.
You Don’t Need to Clean Anything
Items that haven’t been cleaned or dusted can damage your furniture. Dust and other debris can scratch hard surfaces during the moving process. Dusting your items before you move will not only prevent unwanted scratches in your furniture, but it will save you having to do it at your new place.
Moving can be a very stressful event. Take some of the worry out of the equation, by making sure that you take the extra precautions to ensure that your furniture doesn’t get damaged during the move, and adding a little extra protection in case they do. Realtor.com has more tips and advice to make your next move as stress free as possible.
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