Tulsa and Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
April 08, 2021

Don't Forget Your Outdoor Items

Packing your outdoor itemsBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

When you're planning for a move, it is common to consider all the items within your house that will need to be moved to your new house. However, many people have quite a few items, including grills and also patio furniture, outside the house which should not be forgotten. Preparing and also packing outdoor items for the move can be like packing some of your interior furniture, but like with most home belongings, it is important to take special care to do the job properly. If you don't, you may reach your new house having broken household furniture plus a dented-up grill.

Detailed Cleaning

Prior to packing a single throw pillow, carry out some detailed cleaning of the patio and garden furniture and grill. If they aren’t clean for the move, you may end up having grime and dirt on various other items which ride adjacent to them inside the moving truck. Spray all areas of the outdoor furniture down utilizing cleaner, wipe clean and rinse using water. Make certain and get all of the crevices and cracks around the furniture. Regarding the grill, take out the soot as well as ashes from inside and clean up the grease or ash catcher. Additionally, check with the manual to ascertain if there is a advised cleaning product for the interior and exterior of the grill and also to see if they may have extra recommendations for cleaning.


After you have washed your outdoor furniture as well as grill, you can begin to pack it up for your move. Take off cushions and pillows from the outdoor furniture and set them to one side. Take apart all furniture items that can easily be disassembled and make sure to keep track of all the hardware in a bag or box that you can label and attach to the frame. Wrap the furniture pieces in moving pads and take care to protect all the sides with the pads. Once they've been securely covered, secure the pads with tape in order to avoid damage. Be sure that any throw pillows and cushions are completely dry prior to packing them inside boxes. Label the cartons for quick recognition in your new residence.

Take off grates, trays as well as smaller pieces from the grill and carefully cover them in packing paper and place them in boxes. You’ll want to take out the propane tank from the grill. Verify with the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City whether they can load the tank on the moving truck. You will probably need to haul it yourself or leave it behind and purchase a new tank soon after arriving to your new home, as the majority of professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City will not transport 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 Tulsa and Oklahoma City can assist with the packing and moving of your patio furniture and grill (minus the propane tank). If you wish to forego the stress of packing your outdoor and indoor items, Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa and Oklahoma City would be honored to assist with your move. Make contact with us today to get moving on a video or in-home estimate.


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The Mickelson Family
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