San Antonio 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're planning for a move, it is common to think about all the items within your house which will have to be moved to your new home. However, a lot of people have numerous things, such as grills and patio furniture, outside the house which should not be ignored. Preparing as well as packing outside things for the move might be much like packing some of your inside home furniture, however just as with almost all home things, it is important to take special care to do the job properly. If not, you could get to your new home having damaged household furniture and a dented-up grill.

Serious Cleaning

Prior to packing a single cushion, do some deep cleaning of the patio and garden furniture and grill. When they aren’t thoroughly clean for the move, you might end up getting dirt and grime on a variety of other items which ride beside them within the moving truck. Spray all areas of the patio furniture down utilizing cleaner, wipe clean and rinse off using water. Make sure and pay attention to the many crevices and cracks about the furniture. Regarding the grill, take out the soot and ashes from inside and clean up the grease or ash catcher. Also, check the instruction manual to find out if there is a suggested cleaning solution for the interior and exterior of the grill and also to see if they have extra recommendations for cleaning.


After you've cleaned your outdoor furniture and also grill, you'll be ready to pack it up for your move. Take off pillows and cushions from the outdoor furniture and set them aside. Disassemble whatever furniture pieces which can be easily taken apart and make sure to keep track of the hardware in a bag or box which you can label and attach to the frame. Cover the furniture pieces in moving pads and make sure to cover all the sides utilizing the blankets. When they've been solidly wrapped, secure the pads with tape in order to avoid damage. Be sure that any pillows and cushions are completely free of moisture before packing them within cartons. Label the cartons for quick recognition in your new home.

Take off grates, trays and smaller components from the grill and carefully cover them in packing paper and put them in boxes. You’ll want to take out the propane tank from the grill. Confirm with your moving company in San Antonio if they can transport the tank on the moving truck. You will in all probability need to haul it yourself or leave it behind and obtain a new tank soon after arriving to your new house, as a general rule professional movers in San Antonio won't move anything flammable or combustible. Cover the grill in moving pads and secure with packing tape for safe moving.

Remember that a professional mover in San Antonio can certainly help with the packing and moving of your outdoor furniture and grill (devoid of the propane tank). If you want to forego the headache of packing your outdoor and indoor belongings, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio will be honored to help you with the move. Contact us now to get moving on a video or in-home estimate.


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