Tips for moving rugs and carpets

Posted on : July 25, 2019

Moving rugs and carpets is no easy task. Packing these things is one o the most time-consuming parts of the whole packing process. Many people will get intimidated by this task since they do not want to damage the precious rugs or carpets while they prepare their Brooklyn relocation. You should not be intimidated because if you stay focused and follow these few tips you will be able to move your carpets without any worries.

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Get organized as soon as possible

The first step you need to take when moving rugs and carpets is writing the checklist. Here you need to write down all the things you have to do to ensure your rug stays safe while you relocate. This way you will not forget anything important and you will ensure you avoid all moving mistakes. The first is the best way to avoid moving stress. You should also write down all the moving supplies you need to buy.

A checklist
Write down a little list of things you have to do and get in order to move your carpet or rug

Clean the items before moving rugs and carpets

When moving rugs and carpets you need to make sure they stay clean. If you leave any dust, food or other such dirty spots on the especially while you move your rug will get damaged. Moisture can ruin your rug too so be sure your rug is completely dry too. If you haven’t washed your carpet in a while it is a good idea to hire professionals to do the work for you. If you washed your rug recently you can use a simple vacuum cleaner and just vacuum the rug and you will be good to go. This is especially important if you plan to store your carpet. This is the most common use of storage units. The best part of this is that you will be sure your things are clean and safe.

Turn over the carpet

Now that the rug is clean you need to make sure you turn the rug over so the soft part of the rug faces the ground. If you have a huge rug you need to ask for help from a friend. If no one has time to help you or you just do not have time to prepare for moving rugs and carpets specialty moving services. There are many moving companies that have employees that specialize in moving some things. This way the company ensures that your carpet or rug does not get damaged while moving.

moving rugs and carpets
If you have trouble with moving rugs and carpets ask for help from friends or professional movers

Figure out the direction of the grain

When you plan on moving rugs or carpets you need to make sure you determinate the direction of the grain. You need to make sure you roll the rug against the direction of the fibers. This will keep your rug undamaged while you move it. This task is very simple, just run your hand against the rug or carpet and see which side provides resistance.

Fold and roll the rug

Once you do all this preparation it is time to roll the rug. If the rug or carpet is big you might also need to fold the rug first. This is a simple part of the process, just walk toward the end of the recently and pull it backward will you get to the other end and then just fold it. The important thing you need to keep in mind while you do this is to fold the rug against the grain. When you finish this roll up the rug. Make sure you roll the rug or carpet tightly in order to save space while moving rugs and carpets.

Rolling a rug
Make sure you roll the rug against the grain so it stays in its current condition

Tie the rug up before moving rugs and carpets

You need to make sure the rug stays tightly rolled up. To do this you need to make sure you tie the rug properly. This will stop your rug from falling and getting dirty while you move it. You can use any kind of ropes or twine to do this. You can simply make a few knots, one on the middle one on the top and one on the bottom. This will ensure your carpet does not unfold while you move. Be sure you do not tie your rug too tightly since if you place too much pressure on the carpet it will get damaged.

A carpet
You need to make sure you tie down the carpet so it does not unfold

Wrap the rug in some protective materials

When you properly tie the rug you need to make sure it is safe from the elements. You want your rug to stay clean and away from all the dirt and moisture. There is one mistake you can make while you do this and that is using plastic. Plastic will keep any moisture inside the wrap, and we already mentioned that you do not want the carpet to be moist. This is especially important if you plan to store. When you plan to use self-storage Boston use any kind of paper to wrap the carpet. You can use as many layers as you want and you will have an easy time moving rugs and carpets since you will not have any worries about your rugs.

Many people think relocation is extremely hard. The packing is the reason people think this. This is especially the case with heavy items like big carpets or rugs. Do not be one of these people, since moving rugs and carpets is not the hardest thing in the world. Just be sure you have enough time to be thorough and you will have an easy relocation to Brooklyn.

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