Sometimes, because you’re too caught up with moving day tasks, you forget that there are also things you need to do for your new home. For example, has it ever crossed your mind that you might need to find something to protect the home you are moving into? Yes, it has to be protected from all the foot traffic on moving day. Have no idea how to do this? Worry not as here are three useful tips for you:
Apply a protector to your floor.
This self-adhesive film-like floor protector can be found in supermarkets and hardware stores. It’s very easy to use as all you need to do is apply it to your floor. Be sure to buy as many as you can so you will be able to cover all areas that you think will experience a lot of traffic on moving day. This film or strip will protect your floor (and carpets, too!) from scratches, stains, and smudges, among others. Apply the protector days or weeks before moving day to make sure that everything is ready by the time the movers step inside.
To protect floor against heavy furniture, get some furniture slides.
Movers will be getting in and out of your new house carrying heavy furniture. Even if the furniture is carried inside, you should still expect some of them to be dragged, especially when you cannot immediately decide where to put them. As such, you have to purchase protectors known as furniture slides. These can be used on practically all floor types, including tiles and linoleum. Make sure that you place these slides on all your heavy furniture (on the legs). After the furniture is positioned in its proper place (and you’re sure you don’t want to move it anymore), take off the slides from the furniture legs.
Find good door jams.
To protect your floor and to make your unloading process easier and more efficient, place door jams on the doors where the movers will go in and out to bring your things inside the house. With the movers busy carrying your furniture and other items; he won’t be able to control the door movements. So you will want to make sure that it is not slammed.