People fear moving day because no matter how hard one would prepare, something unpredictable can happen and jeopardize the move. Most of the time, this unpredictable thing would lead to property damage and it is something that should be avoided. It brings nothing but trouble, especially with the landlord.
When moving, it is important to keep your apartment intact because this is your responsibility as a tenant. If you are moving out, it is important to leave your good last impression to your landlord. If you end up damaging your apartment, you in heaps of legal trouble and you would be forced to pay it back. If you are moving in, aside from showing a good first impression to your landlord, you have to avoid making damage because you are going to leave in this apartment for a long time.
Property damage is avoidable by carefully planning and organizing your move. By using the right moving equipment, any possible damage can be averted. For instance, when moving heavy and bulky appliances or furniture in or out of the apartment, having a dolly can help. Using a dolly will not only prevent scratching the floor or denting walls and other surfaces but also unfortunate accidents that would harm both you and the apartment.
Also, the use of furniture pads will make it easier for you to move heavy items across the room. It would prevent damaging or scratching the floor. You can also wrap your items with thick blankets to keep them protected in the event of accidental drop or hitting the walls and floors of your apartment when moving in or out. Putting blankets on the doorways, corners and corridors would guarantee an easy move as well.
Another efficient method to protect the apartment when moving is using carpet film protectors and plywood sheets. The sheets are useful for protecting hard wood or tile floors, while the film protectors are to ensure non-slip protection for carpet covered floors. Using cardboard boxes would be the most cost efficient way to protect your apartment when moving. You can easily acquire cardboard boxes from any store. Cardboard boxes are durable and versatile and can be used in many ways like covering floor or as a packing material.
The best way to ensure a safe move is to hire mover. Professional moving companies have all the necessary tools of their trade to ensure that your apartment is protected when moving.