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HOW do I protect my floors and carpet during the move Day?

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

Because moving may be stressful, it's a good idea to make a checklist of everything you'll need on moving day. Floor protection is an aspect that is sometimes overlooked: how will you protect your flooring from harm or dirt?

Many van lines will supply you with floor protection, but DIY moves can be a different matter. When you hire moving labour (movers to load or unload), you are typically responsible for safeguarding the floors. We've detailed our top suggestions below to help you properly prepare your carpet, tile, and wood floors for moving day.

Use proper floor runners for protection

Protect wood flooring with proper floor runners or area rugs, especially in high-traffic areas. Moving grade floor runners are also commonly available from packing supply warehouses and internet shops. Floor runners are frequently available in 200-foot rolls with a self-adhesive backing to minimize undesired movement on moving day.

Use carpet masking over, you guessed it, the carpets.

Use carpet masks to protect your carpet. A carpet mask, like stretch wrap, provides a dependable layer of dirt prevention. When compared to the cost of replacing or cleaning your present carpet, carpet masking is a comparatively inexpensive option. The most popular dimension is 24" x 200', with price ranges from $30 to $60. Self-adhesive carpet masks are simple to install.

Use shoe booties

Shoe coverings should be worn by the movers. Shoe coverings are most often utilised by home service workers since they are both cheap and dependable. Furthermore, shoe coverings provide extra water and dirt protection for the floor and carpet.

Furniture sliders help with moving the big stuff

To create a barrier between furniture and the floor, use sliders. Furniture sliders are available in a variety of forms and sizes at most local stores. Dining room tables, workstations, and chair legs are all often made using sliders.

Use plywood to protect your floors

If you have a lot of heavy furniture and will need to move it about your house using dollies, plywood could be a good option. Over your current flooring, plywood may be utilised to create a temporary floor. If plywood isn't available, use rubber-wheeled dollies instead of metal ones.

For more tips and tricks to protect your floors during moving day, contact your team at #friendlycitymovers

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