Houston Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
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 common to think about every item inside your house that may have to be moved to your new house. However, many people have numerous things, such as grills as well as patio furniture, outside the house that can't be overlooked. Preparing as well as packing outside belongings for your move can be similar to packing a lot of your interior home furniture, yet just as with just about all household items, it is essential to take special care to do the job properly. If not, you could get to your new residence having damaged pieces of furniture along with a dented-up grill.

Serious Cleaning

Before packing a single cushion, carry out some detailed 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 with dirt and grime on various other things 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 sure and clean the many cracks and crevices around the furniture. For the grill, get rid of the soot as well as ashes from the inside and wash the grease or ash catcher. Also, check with the manual to see if there's a recommended cleaning solution for the outside and inside of the grill as well as check if they've got additional suggestions for cleaning.


Once you have cleaned your furniture as well as grill, you can begin to pack it up for the move. Strip away cushions and pillows from the patio furniture and put them to one side. Take apart any 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 take care to protect all the sides using the pads. When they are solidly wrapped, secure the pads with tape to avoid damage. Be positive that all throw pillows or cushions are totally free of moisture before packing them within cartons. Label the cartons for simple identification at the new residence.

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

Keep in mind that a professional mover in Houston can help 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 Houston would be honored to assist with the move. Get in touch with us today to get moving on a video or in-home quote.


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