The basement is an interesting part of any house because it can function as a living space, a storage space, and so much more. Kids are sometimes afraid to go down there because it’s dark and somewhat foreboding, and parents often store things down there and forget about them for years. However, when it comes time to move, the basement can become the focal point of packing and transitioning, as the task of getting everything out of there can seem insurmountable. At Billy Goat in Fort Collins, we can help you move your belongings out of your basement and any other floor in your house!
One of the biggest challenges that can present itself during a move is moving things up narrow basement stairs. You may have put together furniture in the basement, and you’ll have to take it apart to move it out of the house. If you renovated your house and changed the layout of the stairs, you may have to navigate a few turns before you can get that couch or bed frame out of the basement. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to make a plan of attack for narrow stairs or stairways with multiple turns and landings.
Check for Damage
If you have some boxes that have been stored in your basement for quite a few years, the first thing you want to do before moving them out is to check for damage. You’ll want to be sure water, pests, and other things haven’t compromised the integrity of the box or damaged the contents inside. The last thing you need before you move is to find that some of your memoirs are soggy!
If you do find damage, it can give you the opportunity to throw certain items away, or at least dry them out or repair them before you move. You’ll also learn that it’s often better to store certain items in plastic tubs and keep them away from the basement walls in your new house.
As we mentioned before, navigating a couch up narrow basement stairs can be tricky, and the bulk of the problem can lie with the weight of the furniture. If you have heavy items such as gym equipment or a piano in your basement, you’ll want to be sure they’re carried safely and properly up the stairs. Our team of experts understands how to load, lift, and transport your heavy belongings out of your basement, into the truck, and into your new home. We always make sure to minimize the risk of damage and injury as we’re carrying your home gym up from the basement.
If you’re getting ready to move and your basement is filled to the brim with belongings, Billy Goat can help. As your moving company in Fort Collins, we can make sure everything is packed properly, loaded successfully, and transported safely to your new home. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to helping you!