How to Protect Floors & Carpets when Moving

Moving can be amazingly unpleasant which is the reason it is imperative to keep a checklist of all that you may require on moving day. One thing that is regularly overlooked is floor protection, how will you protect your floors from damage or dirt? It’s true that many van lines will give floor protection, but do-it-without anyone’s help moves are a totally unique story.

At the end of the day, you want to do when moving out of your elderly home and into a new one is to harm one — or both — sets of floors and carpets decorations. However, avoiding floor damage is very easy. When hiring movers and packers to load or unload the task of protecting the floors is usually yours. To help you adequately prepare flooring we have outlined some preventative maintenance tips.

On your moving day checklist, make sure you have a list of precautions you’re going to take to protect your floors. These should involve covering your carpets with floor runners, ensuring that everyone has shoe covers and that any other equipment you have is prepared.

When it comes to big and bulky items, create a game plan on how to move them safely while also keeping your floors in mind. Dragging these heavy items is out of the question, so what types of equipment (like dollies?) and what kind of help will you need to safely maneuver items like dining room tables or large dressers or bed frames? If you’ve got a giant foosball table (and who doesn’t?) then how are you going to keep it from tipping over and impaling the floor in the process? This is where furniture blankets and lots of duct tape can come in handy.

In some cases, you may need to dismantle these large items in order to safely move them. Make sure you keep an electric screwdriver handy if this is the case (and don’t accidentally pack it!)

Protecting your floors is just one step in a long process to move into another home, sweet home. Make sure that once you’re moved in, you’ll be able to unwind knowing you’re all set with your cable, Internet, and smart home packages.