Outdoor rooms are marvelous areas for families to relax and enjoy nature. They’re the perfect places to start patio gardens, host afternoon barbecues, and reconnect with family members.
Are you moving to a new home soon? Mesa Moving and Storage understands that you’ll need an effective strategy to pack and transport your fragile patio furniture. In this article, you’ll learn several tips that will help you safely move an outdoor room.
Step 1: Decide whether you want to take your outdoor furniture to your new home.
Before you start packing your outdoor room, you should take a few moments to decide whether your new house will have enough space for your furniture. For instance, you may not need a furniture set when you downsize to a home that doesn’t have a patio. Additionally, if your children no longer use a swing set or playhouse, you should consider discarding them.
If you don’t have enough space, you could waste time and money moving items that you don’t need.
Next, assess whether your older outdoor sets are in good enough condition to take to your new home. Although you may have a sentimental attachment to some items, they may be rusty and in terrible condition. Consider discarding this furniture instead of taking these items to your new home.
Step 2: Inspect and Clean Your Outdoor Furniture
Rain, sun, wind, and dust can damage your patio furniture. Before moving, take a few moments to inspect your porch or deck items. Search for hidden hitchhikers, such as wasps’ nests, spiders, beetles, and pests. When conducting your initial inspection, wear garden gloves to protect your hands from bug bites. `
Clean your pieces as a precautionary step to prevent insect bites when you handle them. Carefully remove debris, including trash, leaves, dust, and other stuff. This step will protect this dirt from being transferred to your new home.
You can clean lightly soiled furniture with disinfectant wipes. For heavily soiled ones, fill up a bucket with soapy water and clean the chairs with a rag, then rinse off using a hose. Allow these items to dry in the sunshine before packing them.
Step 3: Dismantle Your Outdoor Furniture
After cleaning the furniture, you can disassemble these pieces, so they can be easier to move. If you have fragile items with sharp edges, you can dismantle them to prevent damage.
For instance, if you own patio furniture with glass parts, remove these breakable items. Put each one in packing paper, then pad them with bubble wrapping for additional protection. Next, place these items into protective boxes, or place a moving blanket around them, to keep them from breaking during the transit.
You don’t have to take apart all lawn chairs or furniture. Some larger pieces, like bar furniture, benches, chaise lounges, and some tables, can be transferred whole. Placing moving blankets around these items may provide added protection. If you have plastic pool items, deflate them and allow them to dry. Fold and pack these items into boxes.
Next, dismantle outdoor sectionals, hammocks, and porch swings to move to your next home. Place any screws or small parts from these outdoor sets into resealable bags and put them into a single box.
Additionally, clean and remove any cushions on all patio chairs and lounge furniture. Check each one to ensure they’re completely dry before packing them. Wrap them in plastic bags so to protect them from dust, mold, and parasites.
Step 4: Pack Your Furniture
Once your furniture is immaculate, debris-free, and disassembled, you’re ready to put them into moving boxes. Here are several packing tips that can help:
- Protect all fragile parts with packing paper. Wrap an extra layer of bubble wrap to shield them from any damage during the move. If possible, use a moving blanket for added padding or a box designed for fragile items.
- Shield sharp edges of your furniture using bubble wrap or blankets.
- Use paper padding to protect small outdoor decor and place them into boxes.
- Secure all blankets with tape to prevent them from unwrapping.
- Place miniature fasteners into bags that seal properly.
- Label all plastic bags and cardboard boxes to save time during the move.
- Store lightweight wicker items in separate boxes. Don’t place them in the same storage area as heavier items, because they can damage these objects.
- Remove umbrellas and fasten them. Put them inside a cloth covering and a long box to ensure they won’t open during transit.
If you’re too busy to complete this process, you can contact Mesa Moving & Storage to complete it for you.
Step 5: Place Some Items into Storage
If your new home doesn’t have enough space for your outdoor items, you can consider storing them instead of throwing them away. For instance, store select seasonal items a portable basketball hoop or a canoe. You can also store out-of-season equipment such as extension ladders or snow blowers.
If you need a place to store your items, Mesa Moving and Storage has clean, climate-controlled safe and secure warehouse facilities.
Step 6: Moving Day
After you’ve packed, you’re ready to move. Avoid stacking light wicker furniture because the additional weight may cause damage.
Get additional assistance carrying heavy outdoor sets from professional movers. You can trust the expertise of Mesa Moving and Storage to handle your relocation. Our friendly, dependable movers understand the residential and commercial needs of our customers. For details about our services, contact us today.