Moving can be stressful for you, but it can be hard on your property too. Along with the looking for movers, packing and paperwork jobs, you have to make sure that you leave your current property in an appropriate condition. The property owner might refuse giving your security deposit back if there are any issues. And if you are selling your house, you should also take care of its appearance.
Protect your home on the moving day:
- · Place doormats in front of the doorsteps in your home
To protect your floors on moving day, use doormats as they catch most of the dirt that comes in from movers.
- · Use rosin paper
Tape the rosin paper on all of the hallways in your property through which your belongings and furniture will be carried.
- Use plywood to protect floors in case of moving large and heavy items.
The plywood will protect floors from damages since paper will be too thin to count on when it comes to heavy items. Sharp edges can cause severe ruining. Before moving any furniture that has sharp legs, wrap the legs with towels or cloth to prevent scratches. Be careful when moving bulky furnishing and avoid damages.
- To protect carpets when moving, use carpet film protector, or at least - put some old blankets or cloth. Do not forget to fixate the protective covering to prevent injuries. Safety is a top priority when moving.
If you are too busy to take care of the “protect-house-when-moving” job, use the service of a professional moving provider. Professional movers can arrange it for you as they have the needed tools to move all your bulky and fragile items without casing damages.
When choosing movers; look through at least three binding written estimates. Don’t rush to pick the movers with the lowest quote. It’s a common practice for rogue movers to give low-ball estimates, and then after loading all of your items double or triple your bill. Avoid scam movers, do your homework – run an extensive research on the potential moving companies. Check for safety violations on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration database, read reviews, check for affiliations with associations – AMSA, BBB. Learn more on how to choose movers here.
The clean up
After movers leave your property, you have to clean the mess. Remove the plywood, the rosin paper and the cloth. Use a floor brush to weep the dirt from the floors and then a vacuum cleaner for the small particles. Clean the floors with a mop for a better result.
Buy all of the cleaning detergents a couple of days before the moving day. This way you will be able to start with the cleaning right after the movers load your items and head up to the new location. Buy only high quality products, otherwise you are risking to spend money on cleaning without achieving results. Mind that different surfaces require different cleaning materials – degreaser, bleach, mold and mildew cleaning agents.
Remodeling tips for an updated look
Next, consider some renovation. I am not talking about major construction, every bit helps, but the more you put in to a house going on the market the better your return will be. If you want to get a top-notch deal when your buyers come to see your property, potential buyers should see the best version of your house.
A modern look can be achieved in a moderately older house by improving the kitchen and bathroom, and these are two areas of the house that are sort of a sanctuary in a way. Price out some granite countertops for the kitchen, and also look into refacing your cabinets, which will save you money and breathe new life into something that may have been dragging aesthetically.
Granite has a sleek modern look that instantly improves the value of your home. It is a sought after material that is aesthetically pleasing, highly durable, and easy to maintain. For the cabinet refacing, you can go simple and leave the natural wood, which has a rustic and environmentally friendly look. Or you can use eco-friendly paint and highlight that as a selling point. If you decide to replace countertops and reface cabinets, even better!
Author Bio: Manuella Irwin is a relocation professional, one of the esteemed contributors to MyMovingReviews.com blog.
Make it look cozy and spacious. Repair broken items, trim garden, paint walls. You don’t have to break the bank. Nowadays you can find cost-effective solutions, for example check Home Depot. Remember, keep it simple, and choose light and warm colors. Too much decoration will make your property too posh. Cut clutter and make your home look organized, neat and tidy.