With the late summer and early fall months being a popular time of the year to move, knowing how to protect your walls when moving in and out of your space can save you time, hassle and money.
The Patch Boys – America’s first, largest and most trusted drywall repair franchise company – has several tips for homeowners or renters who are preparing to move:
- Plan Ahead: Moving can be a hectic process, so planning ahead can help you avoid additional stress on moving day. The Patch Boys recommends that you give yourself ample time to move heavy or large pieces of furniture – most mistakes (read: damage to floors and walls) are made when you rush! Breaking down large furniture can also help expedite the process. Also, planning your moving route in advance can help you avoid any accidental dents or scratches to your walls or furniture.
“Moving is already a stressful time for homeowners and renters, so doing the prep work before you begin your moving process will save you time, hassle, money and the fear of damaging your new or former home,” says Ted Speers, President of The Patch Boys.
- Repair Any Damages: Dents, dings and scratches are where landlords most commonly begin to deduct money from your security deposit. Both renters and homeowners who are planning to move should spend their last month in the property fixing any damages. For people who are in the process of selling their home, work with your real estate agent to determine what damages you should repair before listing your home. These repairs might include patching holes in the wall or adding a fresh coat of paint to a room – some can be handled DIY but for any repairs you may be unsure about, feel free to call in the professionals at The Patch Boys!
- Use Proper Equipment: One of the easiest ways to simplify the moving process is to utilize the correct tools. Using dollies, straps, sliders and moving blankets can make moving tricky furniture a breeze. Corner protectors are a great tool to protect your walls and floors from potential damage, as is covering these spots with cardboard or sheets.
“With everything going on during the moving process, damage to your walls is the last thing a homeowner or renter should be concerned about,” added Speers. “These simple, precautionary measures to take as you begin the moving process will help avoid additional damage and protect your home, your belongings and your pockets!”
Moving in or out of your home is a busy time for owners and renters alike. With the simple process of planning ahead, repairing any damages and utilizing the proper equipment, your next move is sure to be a breeze!
When in doubt, your local Patch Boys team can help. To find a location near you, please visit: www.thepatchboys.com/about/locations/