Tips for moving outdoor furniture

Relocation is a project and in order for it to be a successful one, you have to plan it thoroughly. When organizing your moving, don’t forget about your backyard or balcony. Remember, moving outdoor furniture should also be on your to-do list. Here are some tips to help you deal with it.

Be selective when moving outdoor furniture

This is the first step that you need to take. If this seems like too much work at the moment, ask around how much professionals charge for decluttering. With all the work you need to do before relocation, don’t blame yourself for needing help! So, think about whether you will need all of your outdoor stuff in your new home. If your new outdoor space is smaller than the current one, will you be able to fit all of your belongings there? If not, think about:

  • Throwing away the unnecessary items before moving outdoor furniture;
  • Donating them to friends, relatives, neighbors, or other people who need those;
  • Putting them in a storage unit if you think you will need them sometime later in your life or when you move the time after this;
Backyard with nice wooden desk with 6 straw chairs, food served for two
Before moving outdoor furniture, think about the size of your new outdoor space

Don’t forget to clean your outdoor furniture before packing

Sure, your furniture might get dusty during the transport. But here we are talking about roughly cleaning it so that it does not transfer the dirt to the other items that you are moving. By doing this you will notice whether there are some insects or other unwanted guests inside your furniture that shouldn’t be moved to your new home. So, add “cleaning the outdoor furniture” to your moving checklist.

Disassemble everything that you can

Just like you would do when moving indoor furniture, check which pieces can be disassembled. Take your time to do it now, and your move will be much easier and safer. Plus, if you do not dismantle furniture, the chances are that it can get damaged during the transport. If you are not sure how to do it properly, feel free to ask professionals from who can also organize your entire household move.
You should remove all fragile pieces and wrap them in some soft packing materials. Before packing your outdoor cushions and paddings check whether they are completely dry. You wouldn’t want to find them moldy after unpacking.

Backyard bench, sunbed and chairs with colorful cushions which all need to be dry before packing for moving outdoor furniture
Don’t forget that everything needs to be dry before packing

Use some proper packing material

You might not need some cardboard boxes for moving outdoor furniture, but that does not mean that you won’t need other types of packing materials. Get some blankets and soft padding material for fragile and sharp items. Wrap everything that can get damaged during loading, transport, and unloading. And be careful not to lose any bolts, screws, and other small items that you removed before packing. Sealable bags can help you there. Remember, the better you take care of your outdoor furniture, the longer it will last.