Best practices for moving your outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture is very vital to us in our respective homes. Outdoor furniture is very expensive and by all means is part of the most important items in our household. While some love to drink their morning coffee by the patio table, others lounge around on their day bed reading books. Some enjoy it so much that they spend more of their time outdoors than in, and that’s why most people usually think about how to move outdoor furniture while they prepare for their next relocation. Moving outdoor furniture is not as complicated as most people think; knowing the best practices for moving your outdoor furniture will help to avoid damage and efficiently transporting it to your destination in a more efficient and safe manner.
Read below some of the best practices for moving your outdoor furniture.
Clean and dry your furniture before packing
Make sure your patio tables, chairs and cushions are completely clean and dry before moving them. Wrap them separately in bubble wrap to keep moistures out and place them in a big moving box. Note; when wrapping cushions, concentrate more on all the corners, to avoid any opening. Secure the box with moving tape and label accordingly.
Disassemble it before packing
Be careful while you remove all the chair arms, table legs, etc. Wrap them separately in blankets and secure each with moving tape, then place in a moving truck. Moving companies will provide boxes that are big enough to carry the furniture.
In cases where the outdoor furniture can’t be taken apart, carefully wrap the arms and legs of the furniture with bubble wrap, and then wrap the whole furniture in a moving blanket. Carefully secure the blanket with moving tape. The greatest risk to furniture during a move is being scratched or damaged. Therefore, you should get adequate packing materials ready to secure your outdoor furniture. If your outdoor furniture is the type designed to be stacked, then the amount of packing materials you’d need won’t be much. Check and count your outdoor furniture so you can be sure to buy sufficient packing materials to accurately contain and secure all of your items. And if you’re hiring a professional mover to assist you with the move, the mover should be able to bring all the materials that will be needed. It’s advisable you contact your mover in advance and discuss your needs for the move.
Watch out for sharp corners
This is typically applicable to metal outdoor furniture. Although outdoor furniture made from metal is usually strong and durable, but you should also take safety precautions when moving these items yourself. Heavy metal outdoor furniture has to be well lifted, carried, and loaded into the van to avoid incidence of likely injuries. Be sure to Whenever you move heavy furniture, where safety gears like close-toed shoes; and bend from the knees, not the back.