Moving Protection

Moving Protection For Your Home

Moving Protection

There are many different items that Brothers Moving & Storage uses as moving protection for your home. I will discuss the different things you will notice on moving day that our crew does to help protect your home.  Brothers Moving & Storage prides itself on helping to ensure that our crews protect both the customers items and the customers home during the moving process to help reduce the stresses of moving.

Rug Runners

When your residential movers arrive the crew will lay out floor runners to protect your floor from nicks, scratches, and soil.  Brothers Moving & Storage uses neoprene runners across any hardwood floors, and carpeted floors starting at the front door going in.  The rug runners help to prevent scratches and soil that may be on your movers shoes from walking into and out of the home.  This is especially useful if say the weather is not cooperating and it is raining or snowing on your moving day.

Door Jamb Protector

Our professional movers will place door jam protector pads on the houses door jams to protect them from nicks and scratches. Brothers Moving & Storage is one of the only moving companies that offer this type of house protection. This kind of moving protection is especially helpful when the movers are trying to get a large piece of furniture out the door, the door jam protectors offer extra protection to both the home and the piece of furniture.

Furniture Blankets

All of our moving trucks come with furniture blankets which our professional movers use to protect your items and your home.  All items are blanketed in the home before they are moved and do not get unblanketed until the item is in its resting place in the new home. Furniture Blankets not only protect the piece being moved they protect the home, say the movers are moving a large dresser around a tight corner or out the front door, the furniture blanket protects the piece and the walls in the home when there are tight areas.

Moving Protection and Brothers Moving & Storage

Brothers Moving & Storage prides itself on providing quality moving services as well as quality movers.  We believe that every customer deserves to have the same experience whether they are just looking for labor only, full service moving, packing services, or just moving down the street.

Keep your eye out for more information and posts for helpful tips, if there is a particular topic you would like to see discussed, please visit the contact us page on our website and let us know your topic of choice. Brothers Moving & Storage is a small, local family owned moving company with locations in Milwaukee and Waukesha.  If you would like to get a free quote, please visit our website, or give us a call today at 414-815-6683.  Our moving estimates are free of charge and remember that we offer moving services, packing services as well as moving boxes.

 

 

Pets and Moving
By Chris Schultz / Moving Tips / / 0 Comments

Pets and Moving

Pets and Moving - Brothers Moving & Storage - Milwaukee, WI

Pets and Moving can be difficult sometimes

In this blog, we are going to discuss pets and moving. Moving to a new home can be one of the most stressful things that you will ever have to tackle, but in the chaos of moving boxes, and moving trucks and movers, you might not realize how stressed your wonderful pets may feel too. Read on for ways to help make the transition as easy as possible for your furry friends.

Choosing a New Neighborhood, House or Apartment

Before you pick out your dream home, make sure your pet will love it just as much as you do. It’s a good idea to walk around the neighborhood to determine whether the area seems safe for your pets. Be on the lookout for neighborhood dogs that seem aggressive or are left unattended.

When it comes to square footage needs, cats and dogs differ:

  • For your feline friends, ensure your potential new space allows for plenty of room to build vertically—it’s easy to create a lot of vertical space with shelving, such as kitty blocks on top of furniture.
  • Consider your dog’s needs on a case-by-case basis. Older dogs, puppies and dogs with house training issues will need to go outside often, which might be difficult in an apartment building with lots of stairs or a house without a yard.

Packing Up Your Home

Cats aren’t big fans of change. You can help your cats (and skittish dogs) adjust to the moving process by bringing in moving boxes early, and by keeping your furry friends in a familiar room you plan to pack up last. On moving day, keep your pets in a quiet room with the door shut, or at a friend’s house. This will ensure that your cat or dog won’t get scared and try to make a quick getaway while the movers load up the truck. During the moving process, try to keep your pet’s routine as normal as possible.

Planning Your Road Trip

Many pets haven’t spent much time in crates or cars. In the weeks or months leading up to the big trip:

  • Prepare your pets by gradually acclimating them to their crates. First, place their food inside an open crate, and eventually have them eat their meals in the crate with the door shut.
  • Try carrying your pets around the house in the crate or taking a short drive.
  • You can help your pets develop a positive association with the crate by providing treats and playtime at the conclusion of crate time.

Taking these steps will make moving day a lot more comfortable for you and your furry friends.

Pet-Proofing Your New Home

It is a good idea to pet-proof your new home. Tuck away electrical cords, plug up nooks where your pet could get stuck, make sure that all windows have secure screens, remove any poisonous houseplants and confirm that no pest-control poison traps have been left anywhere in the house.

Settling In 

When you arrive at your new home at the end of your long journey, it will be tempting to set your dog or cat loose in the house to explore. However, a new and unfamiliar space can be overwhelming to your pets.

  • Start by allowing them to adjust to one room—their “home base”—which should include their favorite toys, treats, water and food bowls and litter box for cats.
  • When they seem comfortable, gradually introduce them to other rooms in the house, while keeping some doors shut.
  • You can relocate your cat’s litter box from the “home base” room to a more permanent location by moving it slowly over time. Try moving the litter box one foot forward each day.

With patience, your cat or dog will be king or queen of your new home in no time.

Brothers Moving & Storage can help you with all of your moving needs. For a free moving quote do not hesitate to contact us today, by phone at 414-815-6683, or fill out the online quote request here.