No, the moving blanket is not for you to take a nap! Besides, it’s moving day – you don’t have time for a nap! You have cardboard to lay down and corner guards to install.
I recently moved to Louisiana from California. The food's great, the music is great, the nightlife is great - but it's NOLA.
... Fine, I'll show myself out - but at least allow me to share some useful moving tips with you before you metaphorically throw me out. Deal? I promise it will be worth your while.
I'll take your silence as a Yes.
Since you're here, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you're moving soon and you want to know how to protect your current house from damage. The short story is, you're gonna need to get some supplies and equipment; the long story... well, you can stick around for a few tips or get the long, long story straight from the source - just click here.
Whether you're hiring professional movers or doing the whole thing yourself, it's super important to use the proper supplies and equipment to protect your house. Obviously, when you're moving heavy furniture and other stuff around, it can cause a lot of damage to the floors, ceiling, walls, doors - pretty much all areas of the house.
From chipped wall corners to scratched wooden floors - anything is possible (gives a whole new meaning to this popular expression!), if you're not careful. Fortunately, protecting your house on moving day is a lot easier when you know what you need. And by the end of this article, or by reading the full guide, you will.
If you thought you were done with moving boxes when you finally packed up all your belongings, think again! There's no better or simpler way to protect your floors than with cardboard boxes. Just make sure you get a boxcutter too. You can also use cardboard boxes to protect walls and corners in high-traffic areas.
Other supplies you should get:
Ever tried lifting heavy furniture? It's hard, right? But it doesn't have to be - at least not on moving day when you have to lift and move dozens of pieces of heavy furniture. All you need is the right equipment.
While you should definitely get your hands on moving straps, sliders, and blankets, too - the most important tool is a moving dolly. These will make your life so much easier and save you so much time. And, of course, it will protect your floors!
If you read all that and your reaction was just "Nope", then maybe it's time to consider hiring a professional moving company. It's easier than you think - because Movers.com, the guys who wrote this handy guide, also offer moving estimates, for free.
All you need to do is fill out a short form and they'll send you up to seven quotes from local movers - then you just pick the one you like the most.
It might cost more to get the full-service moving experience, but it will definitely be less stressful. So if you can afford it, go for it - save yourself the headache.