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 only natural to think about every item within your home that may have to be moved to your new residence. However, a lot of people have several items, such as grills and patio furniture, outside the house which should not be forgotten. Preparing and also packing outdoor things for your move might be much like packing some of your interior furniture, however just as with almost all home items, you will need to take special care to do the job properly. Otherwise, you could arrive at your new residence with broken pieces of furniture as well as a dented-up grill.

Deep Cleaning

Before packing a single cushion, do some deep cleaning of the outdoor furniture and grill. When they aren’t thoroughly clean for the move, you might end up getting grime and dirt on various other things that ride alongside them in the moving truck. Spray all areas of the patio furniture down utilizing cleaner, wipe clean and rinse off using water. Be certain and clean all of the crevices and cracks around the furniture. Regarding the grill, get rid of the soot and ashes from the inside and clean the grease or ash catcher. In addition, check the owners manual to find out if there exists a recommended cleaning product for the inside and outside of the grill and also to find out if they may have further suggestions for cleaning.


After you have washed your furniture and grill, you'll be ready to pack it up for your move. Strip away cushions and pillows from the outdoor furniture and put them to one side. Disassemble any furniture items which can easily be taken apart and make sure to keep track of the hardware in a plastic bag or box which you can label and tape to the frame. Cover the furniture pieces in moving blankets and be certain to cover all the sides with the blankets. Once they are safely wrapped, secure the pads with tape to prevent damage. Be sure that any throw pillows and also cushions are completely dry ahead of packing them within cartons. Label the boxes for simple recognition at your new house.

Remove grates, trays and also smaller parts from the grill and carefully cover them in packing paper and put them in cartons. You’ll also want to take off the propane tank from the grill. Verify with the moving company in Little Rock whether they can transport the tank on the moving truck. You will more than likely have to haul it yourself or leave it behind and buy a new tank after arriving to your new residence, as the majority of professional movers in Little Rock will not move anything flammable or combustible. Wrap the grill in moving blankets and secure with tape for safe moving.

Do not forget that a professional mover in Little Rock can help with the packing and moving of your outdoor furniture and grill (without the propane tank). When you would like to bypass the trouble of packing your outdoor and indoor things, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock will be honored to assist with the move. Contact us now to get going on a video or in-home estimate.


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