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Protecting Carpets, Floors and Walls During a Move

One of the things that you need to know when it comes to moving to a new place is how to protect carpets, floors, and walls. You need to protect your old and new house's carpets, floors, and walls during the move. This is especially true if you are moving to or from an apartment. After all, you do not want to damage anything in your landlord's property. To give you some tips on how to protect your carpets, walls, and floors, you should check out the following paragraphs.

Carpet

Moving your furniture, appliances, and other things on a carpeted floor can be a nightmare when it comes to cleaning up. Carpets tend to get dirty when stepped on repeatedly. Moreover, dust and dirt may fall from the things that you are moving especially if they have not been used for a long time. What you can do is to use a self-adhesive film as a protected cover for your carpet. This self-adhesive film does not leave any residue on the carpet. You can apply it using a tool that looks like a paint-roller to ensure that it lays flat on the carpet surface. This film is sturdy and does not easily tear even when you walk on it carrying heavy furniture. You can buy this self-adhesive film from any hardware store or home depot centers.

Floors

You also need to protect your hardwood or tiled floors from scratches and other damages. You can also purchase a plastic sheet cover that you can put on your floor to keep dirty shoes and furniture from leaving marks on your floor. Aside from plastic sheets, you can also use supplies that you already have at home - like old newspapers, clothes, or blankets - and create a path or lay them all over the floor to protect your expensive wood or tiled flooring. For all types of flooring, it is best to use felt pads or soft cloth under heavy furniture that you are going to move around the room. This will protect your flooring from scratches and dents caused by the furniture's heavy weight and sharp corners.

Walls

Some people take their walls for granted when moving to a new place and focus all their attention on protecting their floors. However, walls are just as susceptible to damage as your floors. You should also take the right steps in protecting your walls. For example, in tight spaces like hallways, you should consider covering the walls with drop-cloths to prevent them from getting scratches while you are moving large furniture pieces like your armoire or bed frame. You should also consider covering the sharp corners of your furniture with soft pads or old clothes to protect your walls.

You may need to spend extra for some of the supplies that you will need to protect the carpets, floors, and walls, but it will be so much better and cheaper than repairing an expensive hardwood flooring installation, buying a new carpet, or repainting an entire wall.

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