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How to clean and fix damaged items after moving

Be creative and smart You wrapped everything twice, packed it nice and snug, but, there’s still a chance you’ll uncover some degree of damage to your furniture upon settling into your new home. Hopefully you’ve had the chance to work with reliable movers who are attentively processing your goods. But you just can’t be sure that every square millimeter of your stuff will be immune from moisture, damage, or dust while in transit. Here are a few ways you can creatively clean and fix items that might need a little extra ‘TLC’ upon arrival. Avoid moisture wreaking havoc on your things with homemade cleaning remedies If you’re moving in the Vancouver area, it’s likely you’ll be dealing with some degree of moisture with our rainy and wet climate. Thus, there is a high chance your possessions have been exposed to precipitation from the outdoors. Don’t freak out if you come across any water stains on your wooden items (usually in the form of a whitish mark). There’s actually a good chance you can get rid of them completely by using one of these common household items. However, make sure you are using these on any finished surface (no antiques or unfinished wood). If you happen to notice water has already saturated any wood furniture you have, don’t wait! Grab a fan, or use a hair blow dryer to dry up the wood as best you can. Doing this sooner than later will prevent the wood from warping or becoming a host for bacteria. Then, to treat the inevitable scuffs on walls from moving (that couch almost fit down the...