Don't Forget Your Outdoor Items

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

When you're planning for a move, it's common to consider every item inside your home that may have to be moved to your new house. However, many people have numerous things, such as grills and patio furniture, outside the house that cannot be overlooked. Preparing as well as packing outdoor belongings for your move can be similar to packing a lot of your interior pieces of furniture, yet just as with just about all household things, it is essential to take special care to do the job properly. If not, you could get to your new residence having broken pieces of furniture along with a dented-up grill.

Serious Cleaning

Even before packing a single cushion, carry out some deep cleaning of the patio and garden furniture as well as grill. When they aren’t nice and clean for the move, you may end up getting dirt and grime on other belongings which ride close to them inside the moving van. Spray all areas of the outdoor furniture down utilizing cleaner, wipe clean and rinse off with water. Be certain and get the many cracks and crevices around the furniture. For the grill, get rid of the soot as well as ashes from the inside and thoroughly clean the grease or ash catcher. Also, consult the manual to find out if there is a suggested cleaning solution for the outside and inside of the grill as well as check if they have further ideas for cleaning.


After you have cleaned your furniture as well as grill, you can start to pack it up for the move. Strip away cushions and pillows from the patio furniture and put them to one side. Take apart all furniture pieces that can be easily disassembled and be sure to keep track of all the hardware in a plastic bag or box that you can label and attach to the frame. Wrap the pieces of furniture in moving blankets and be certain to protect all the sides using the pads. Once they are solidly covered, secure the pads with tape to avoid damage. Be certain all throw pillows and also cushions are totally free of moisture before packing them in cartons. Label the cartons for simple identification at your new residence.

Remove grates, trays and small components from your grill and thoroughly wrap them in packing paper and put them in cartons. You’ll also want to take off the propane tank from the grill. Verify with your moving company in Austin if they can load the tank on the moving truck. You will probably have to move it yourself or leave it behind and buy a new tank upon arriving to your new residence, as most professional movers in Austin won't move anything flammable or combustible. Cover the grill in moving blankets and secure with packing tape for safe moving.

Remember that a professional mover in Austin can assist with the packing and moving of your outdoor furniture and grill (minus the propane tank). If you want to bypass the stress of packing your indoor and outdoor items, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin would be honored to help with the move. Get in touch with us today to get moving on a video or in-home quote.


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