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April 08, 2021

Don't Forget Your Outdoor Items

Packing your outdoor itemsBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

When you are planning for a move, it's quite common to think about every item inside of your residence that may need to be moved to your new home. Having said that, most people have numerous items, such as grills and also patio furniture, outdoors that can't be forgotten. Preparing along with packing outdoor items for your move can be much like packing most of your inside furniture, yet just as with just about all household items, it is essential to take special care to do the job correctly. If you don't, you might arrive at your new home having broken pieces of furniture plus a dented-up grill.

Serious Cleaning

Prior to packing a single throw pillow, perform some heavy cleaning of the outdoor furniture and also grill. If they aren’t clean for the move, you might end up getting grime and dirt on other belongings that ride next to them inside the moving van. Spray all areas of the outdoor furniture down with cleaner, wipe clean and rinse with water. Make positive and pay attention to all the cracks and crevices around the furniture. Regarding the grill, get rid of the soot as well as ashes from inside and thoroughly clean the grease or ash catcher. Also, check with the instruction manual to see if there's a suggested cleaning product for the interior and exterior of the grill and to find out if they have further tips for cleaning.


After you have washed your patio furniture as well as grill, you can begin to pack it up for the move. Strip away pillows and cushions from the patio furniture and set them aside. Take apart whatever furniture pieces which may be easily taken apart and be sure to keep track of all the hardware in a plastic bag or box which you can label and attach to the frame. Wrap the pieces of furniture in moving blankets and take care to cover all the sides with the blankets. Once they've been safely wrapped, secure the pads with tape in order to avoid damage. Make certain that all pillows and also cushions are completely free of moisture ahead of packing them inside boxes. Label the boxes for convenient recognition at the new residence.

Take off grates, trays as well as smaller components from your grill and carefully wrap them in packing paper and place them in cartons. You’ll also want to remove the propane tank from the grill. Verify with the moving company in Austin whether they can load the tank on the moving van. You will in all probability need to move it yourself or leave it behind and purchase a new tank soon after arriving to your new residence, because most professional movers in Austin will not move anything flammable or combustible. Cover the grill in moving pads and secure with tape for safe moving.

Do not forget that a professional mover in Austin can certainly help with the packing and moving of your garden and patio furniture and grill (without the propane tank). In the event that you want to forego the trouble of packing your indoor and outdoor things, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin would be honored to help you with your move. Get in touch with us now to get started on a video or in-home quotation.


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