Saving Your Hardwood Floors During a Move

Hardwood floor – they’re beautiful, but they are also extremely delicate. When you’ve invested a lot of time and money into install hardwood floors in your home, the last thing you want to do is scratch them up before, during, or after a move. Whether you’re in the market for a new home or are ready for a little bit of rearranging, you have to be gentle when moving furniture on hardwood floors. Check out some of our tips to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as the day you got them installed.

Cover your floors

The best way to protect your floors from unwanted scratches and divots when moving furniture is to cover it up! Like a smock on a painter, this will protect your floors from surface damage like scratches. You can even purchase shock absorbing mats to help prevent damage from accidental dropping.

Don’t Drag Your Furniture

We know that your armoire is heavy, but please do not drag it across the floor unless you’re going for a “well-worn” look. Dragging furniture can cause dents and damage to the surface. A good way to avoid this is by putting furniture sliders underneath your furniture if it is too heavy to lift.

Plan Ahead

Before you start getting move-happy, take the time to plan where each item is going and measure the spaces to make sure it fits. The less you have to move your furniture, the better, and planning ahead will make it a one-time trip across the room.

Watch The Weather

If you are moving during the rainy season, you and your movers will be tracking in all kinds of mud and dirt as you are heading in and out of the house. You’ll want to be especially careful if it is raining during your move because this is when slips and accidental drops are more likely to occur. Keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly to make sure you can avoid unnecessary hassle.

At Tucson Movers, we understand that moving can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life; let us make it easy and as stress-free as possible. Our movers are trustworthy and treat your valuables like they’re our own. Call today for all of your short or long distance moves out of the Ora Valley area at 520-822-6140 or visit our website at mytucsonmovers.com. We look forward to moving you and your valuables safely wherever you’re off to. Safe travels!

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