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Pro Tips to Avoid Damaging Your Home on Move-In Day

Categories: Blog, Home Owner Tips | Posted: March 15, 2019

Moving into a new house is both exciting and overwhelming. There are so many steps involved, so much planning, that it can be easy to forget about preparing your new home for the move. After all, the last thing you want is to chip new paint, scratch or stain the floors, or gouge a railing on move-in day. So, while you’re carefully packing, stacking, and transporting all your belongings, take some time to strategically plan how you’ll move it all in without destroying your home.

Strategically Plan Your Move

Taking the time to plan your move strategically is key in maintaining order and patience. There are some precautions you can take to ensure you’re minimizing scratch, bump, and scrape damage. These tips will also make the moving process so, so much easier:

When packing up your belongings, be sure to pack up boxes by room. Clearly label these boxes and keep them together in your moving truck. Not only will this keep the packing process organized – letting you go from one room to the next – but it will also help when unpacking in your new home.

To minimize traffic through your new home (and potential bumps, scratches, and scrapes), plan to move from back to front. Bring in furniture for areas farthest from the front door, like for upstairs bedrooms. Your move will go faster, and you can reduce traffic in and out of your new home.

Protect Your Floors

When you move into your new home, you’ll likely be re-arranging furniture all day. People will be coming in and out bringing boxes and furniture to every room. With so much to do, you’re likely not being as gentle or careful as you’d like. The last thing you want in your new house is scratched floors or chipped paint from move-in day.

  • Use drop clothes, carpet protectors, or even flattened cardboard boxes to protect both your floors and walls
  • Place moving blankest or cardboard boxes underneath furniture so you can slide them around with ease
  • Add felt pads to the bottom of chair legs, tablets, and other hard furniture to avoid scratches or scuffs to your floor

Protect Your Walls and Railings

Like your floors, walls and railings can get damaged during moves. This is especially true for tight corners or narrow staircases. Luckily, you can use the same materials to protect these areas that you used on your floors.

  • Wrap banisters or railings in bubble wrap or flattened cardboard boxes
  • Secure protections to your walls using painter’s tape to avoid peeling off the paint
  • Use corner guards or cardboard boxes around easy-to-bump wall corners

Keep Your Furniture Safe

As much as you want to avoid damaging your new home, it’s also essential to protect your furniture. Wrapping your furniture makes it easier to transport and keeps surfaces from getting scraped up.

  • Wrapping furniture in moving blankets keeps it safe and helps prevent scratches or scrapes against your floor and walls. Even better, you can stack bundled up furniture without worrying about scratches.
  • Whenever possible, disassemble furniture. Keep track of the pieces and make sure they’re moved together.

As you can see, a quick trip to the hardware store can go a long way in easing tensions while moving furniture and belongings into your new home. Taking the time to protect your walls, floor, and furniture will ensure a smooth move and keep your home looking fresh and new.

Bent Tree – Now Selling in Fuquay-Varina

Categories: New Homes in Fuquay-Varina, News | Posted: March 12, 2019

Are you feeling that out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new, fresh start, spring-inspired burst of energy?

We are too! Which is why we’re so thrilled to introduce you to our brand-new community – Bent Tree.

This single-family home community is conveniently located in Fuquay-Varina – the charming, quintessential southern gem just 18 miles south of Raleigh. Our little pocket of paradise offers miles of sidewalks, a community pool, wood-lined homesites and beautiful homes with 1,800 to over 3,200 square feet of living space.

Rendering of Future Bent Tree Community PoolSuperior home features include:

  • 9’ ceilings on the first floor
  • Low-maintenance vinyl siding
  • Spacious 2 and 3-car garages
  • Large formal dining rooms
  • Hardwood flooring and luxurious carpet
  • Crown moulding
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite kitchen countertops

In addition to the above notable features, homes within Bent Tree will also have Smart and Healthy Home Features that make your home more functional, safe, automated, energy-efficient and modern.

The luxury, quality, and style of Bent Tree homes are perfectly complemented by Fuquay-Varina’s vibrant small town atmosphere, chic boutiques, exceptional dining, festivals, and events.

There’s something for everyone within this idyllic town whether you’re a young professional, large family, an empty nester or a retiree. There’s the Growers Market in Centennial Square every Wednesday and Saturday perfect for stocking up on fresh, locally grown produce. There are also craft breweries with samples, tours, games, dog-friendly patios and outdoor fire pits. In the spring and fall, Fuquay-Varina hosts a concert series perfect for enjoying some live music, food trucks, and games for the kids. Of course, Fuquay-Varina also offers plenty of beautiful local parks and hiking trails. The Fleming Loop Recreational Park is a popular place amongst locals to walk and run while the Downtown Dog Park is popular amongst the community’s furry family members.

This highly-desired location offers the best of both worlds – small town living with quick, easy access to the city of Raleigh, Sanford, Fayetteville, and Holly Springs via I-40, I-540, US-401, Hwy 55, and Hwy 42.

Royal Oaks is known for our quality craftsmanship, energy-efficient healthy homes, and amazing value, and our Bent Tree community is no different. We’re proud of the exceptional homes we’ve created, we’re proud to be a part of the Fuquay-Varina community and we’re proud to bring these homes to you and your family.

Royal Oaks, a division of Mattamy Homes is a new home builder in Raleigh, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502. If you’re in the area and curious to visit us at Bent Tree, our Temporary Sales Center is located at our nearby Sonoma Springs Community – 5413 Annabel Drive Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (click for map), or contact us for a VIP tour.

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