Published: March 03, 2021
Moving to a new home or apartment involves, well, a lot of moving parts. There are few other times you will be walking around both your old and your new spaces this much. As you carry all your belongings, furniture, and heavy boxes in and out, you can run the risk of damaging your floors. Nothing can feel worse than losing out on a security deposit or hurting a home’s resell value just as you’re about to move out. You’ll obviously want to protect your new floors, too. Read on for some tips on protecting your floors during your move from the experts at UNITS© Moving & Portable Storage!
When it comes to moving heavier items, the last thing you will want to do is scratch your flooring by dragging them along the wood or carpet. A dolly is equipped with wheels that allow you to easily move your heavy items without doing any damage to your floors. You can choose dollies with inflatable rubber wheels or hard rubber wheels to get the right dolly for your floor.
One of the easiest ways to protect your carpet from just about anything is to mask it. Carpet masking is usually done by placing a durable plastic film over your carpet that prevents the carpet from being stained, damaged, or torn up by anyone moving heavy items or foot traffic.
Learning how to properly pack boxes can help you to prevent heavy items from falling out of the bottom and messing up your floor. By using reinforced, heavy-duty boxes for your items, you can prevent the chances of a box breaking open and spilling its contents to the floor—which will help you to keep your floors safe. This is crucial when using a moving company as they are not going to know how heavy a box is until they lift it.
Last but not least, don’t forget to rent a portable storage container! Our secure, durable, and easily transportable containers can help make your next move a breeze. If you’d like to book a container, call UNITS Moving & Portable Storage at (855) 981-8648 or find your nearest franchise today!