If you're in the process of moving, you'll want to take some extra steps to protect your home. As experienced residential movers, we here at Westheimer Transfer & Storage know moving is a stressful time, and it's easy to forget about the little things that can make a big difference when it comes to protecting your home. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for keeping your home safe to minimize any risk of damage to it during a move. 

Protecting Your Lawn

Your lawn is a likely place that will experience a lot of foot traffic on moving day, which means there is a high potential for damage if it isn’t properly protected. To protect your lawn, lay down some sort of protective covering, such as a particle board, to minimize any damage on your lawn. Set aside any items that might be in the way of movers to prevent them from being knocked over. Items to set aside include:

  • Statues 

  • Pots

  • Bird Feeders

Protecting Your Floors

Your floors are another part of your home that might experience the most damage on moving day if you don’t set the proper protective precautions ahead of time. Make sure that your flooring is dry and covered with something like plastic wrap to keep away dirt that will be tracked in from movers. A professional moving company will lay down particle boards if they feel that flooring might become dirty because of the amount of foot traffic.

Protecting Doorways & Stairwell Banisters

Accidental scratches and dents are common damages that can be inflicted onto your doorways and stairwell banisters on moving day. The reason this can happen is because certain areas of your home might be difficult to navigate for movers who are moving large items. Cover your doorways and banisters with protective blankets and other cushioned materials to protect them from possible damage. 

Protecting Window and Wall Decor

The windows and walls in your home may likely have all sorts of decor hanging on them such as frames and curtains. Be sure that you take them down before moving day though as they might be accidently damaged and knocked over. Movers might not be aware of decor in their way if they don’t have it in their lines of sight, so make sure to take them all down to minimize the risk of any accidental damage. 

Protecting Against Spills

Any type of spillage on your home’s flooring can be quite the hassle to deal with no matter what. Your floors could potentially be stained and damaged depending on the liquid or powder that was spilled. To prevent this from happening, be sure that every container of liquid or powder that you need moved is properly sealed! 

Dispose Of Hazardous Items 

There are certain items that moving companies can’t move because they’re hazardous, or simply just isn’t recommended to move. These items include: 

  • Fuels

  • Chemicals

  • Plants

  • Soils 

Before moving day, make sure that any of these items are properly disposed of and make sure any items that use them are also clear of them. 

Top-Notch Residential Moving Services

From local movers who can help you with a move across town, to long distance movers who will pack and deliver your belongings to your new residence, the experienced movers at Westheimer Transfer & Storage are ready to help you with your move! No matter the scope and distance of your move, you can be assured that we will get you there with no issues. Contact us today and fill out our online form to request a free pricing estimate on your move!