Remove Your Treadmill From Open Spaces Before An Open House


When selling your home, it is important that you get rid of all of the things that are taking up space and don't exactly fit in the place where you have them put. One thing that you should consider moving into storage until your move is the treadmill that is in your bedroom, living room or office. This is a big piece of equipment that takes up a lot of space and can make those rooms look much smaller than they really are. Here, you will learn how to move your treadmill without damaging it and decrease the risk of injuries while doing so.

Clear a Pathway

Before you begin moving the treadmill, take a few minutes to make sure that the pathway from the treadmill through your home and out the door is clear. You don't want to have to trip and fall over anything in the way, nor do you want to have to put the heavy treadmill down to stop and move the things lying on the floor.

Unplug and Secure the Cord

Don't try moving your treadmill without unplugging and securing the cord. It is much easier to trip over the cord than you might think. Simply unplug it, wrap it around the treadmill post and tape it into place to keep it from coming loose as you carry and transport the treadmill.

Fold the Treadmill

Most personal treadmills can be folded up for easier transport. If you are unsure of how to fold the unit up, take a minute to read the instructions in the manual. If you don't have the owner's manual, use the model number found on the unit to look it up online. You should be able to easily find a digital copy with a quick search.

Lift and Carry Properly

Grasp the treadmill by the body of the machine. If you're lucky, your treadmill is equipped with wheels that will remove the need to carry the machine, but if not, get some help and carry the treadmill using the muscles in your legs to lift and support the weight of the machine.

If you have to maneuver around sharp corners in your home to get the treadmill out, raise one end of the machine up high and vertically work your way around the corner. Use extra care not to damage the walls—no need to cause yourself extra work to prepare the house for showing to potential buyers. Consider hiring professional movers to take your treadmill to your storage space.

This is just one example of the things you should remove from your home before you host an open house. Take a look around and determine what else you could remove and put in storage to make the rooms feel more spacious and open for your potential buyers.


20 January 2016

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