Don't Forget Your Outdoor Items

Packing your outdoor itemsBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

When you're planning for a move, it's only natural to think about every item inside your residence that may have to be moved to your new residence. Having said that, many people have quite a few things, such as grills and patio furniture, outside which should not be forgotten. Preparing and packing out of doors things for a move might be like packing most of your inside household furniture, however as with most home belongings, you will need to take special care to do the job correctly. If not, you might reach your new residence with destroyed pieces of furniture as well as a dented-up grill.

Deep Cleaning

Even before packing a single throw pillow, perform some heavy cleaning of the patio furniture as well as grill. If they aren’t thoroughly clean for the move, you may end up getting dirt and grime on various other belongings which ride adjacent to them within the moving truck. Spray all areas of the patio furniture down using cleaner, wipe clean and rinse off using water. Be sure and pay attention to the many cracks and crevices around the furniture. With regard to the grill, take out the soot and also ashes from the inside and clean up the grease or ash catcher. Also, consult the instruction manual to find out if there's a recommended cleaning solution for the interior and exterior of the grill as well as check if they've got further suggestions 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 put them to one side. Take apart all furniture items that can easily be taken apart and make sure to keep track of the hardware in a bag or box which you can label and affix to the frame. Cover the pieces of furniture in moving pads and take care to cover all the sides with the blankets. Once they've been solidly covered, secure the pads with tape to avoid damage. Be sure that all pillows and cushions are completely dried prior to packing them in cartons. Label the cartons for convenient identification in your new house.

Take off grates, trays and smaller pieces from your grill and carefully wrap them in packing paper and put them in cartons. You’ll also want to remove the propane tank from the grill. Verify with the moving company in Tulsa if they can load the tank on the moving van. You will more than likely need to move it yourself or leave it behind and purchase a new tank upon arriving to your new home, as a general rule professional movers in Tulsa won't transport anything flammable or combustible. Cover the grill in moving blankets and secure with tape for secure moving.

Keep in mind that a professional mover in Tulsa can assist with the packing and moving of your patio and garden furniture and grill (devoid of the propane tank). In the event that you wish to forego the stress of packing your outdoor and indoor belongings, Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa would be honored to help with the move. Make contact with us today to get moving on a video or in-home quotation.


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