Last updated on June 29th, 2023 at 11:01 am

Are you relocating to a new home in a new city? That’s exciting, for sure. The only overwhelming thing amidst all the excitement for you must be about packing all your household belongings, especially the outdoor items. We are talking about the patio items such as the furniture, potted plants, gardening equipment, swing set, etc. Such items are complicated to pack and carry. But have no worries, as we are here to help you out. You can take help from the below tips to pack outdoor belongings for a move. Keep on reading!

Sort and declutter

First, it’s essential to know what outdoor items you have. Sometimes having a lot of items can make things overwhelming. So, it’s best to prepare for your move by first making an inventory. List down all the outdoor belongings you currently have.

Next, consider the space at your new home. Is it enough to occupy all the outdoor belongings you have? Do you have any old patio items or furniture which you no longer need? Declutter or get rid of outdoor items which you don’t use anymore. You can give away the old outdoor items to your neighbors, family or sell them. Decluttering is one of the useful ways to reduce house shifting charges.

Gather packing materials

Once you have decided which outdoor belongings to pack for the move and which to discard, the next step is to gather the packing supplies. You can buy packing materials from a local shop. Here’s a list of the essential materials for packing outdoor items for a move:

  • Sturdy cardboard boxes in various sizes
  • Old towels
  • Moving blankets
  • Bubble wraps
  • Specialty boxes for odd-shaped goods
  • Garbage bags
  • Strong adhesive tape
  • Markers
  • Plastic bags or pouches to store small items
  • Old newspapers

Clean and dismantle outdoor belongings

After gathering all the packing materials, it’s time to prepare for packing outdoor belongings. Follow these steps:

  • As your outdoor goods stay out of home, they must be a bit dusty. So, first, thoroughly clean all your patio furniture and outside items. This will ensure that such goods don’t bring dust and debris inside the moving truck or your new home.
  • Disassemble furniture or outdoor items such as swing sets, tables, chairs, sofa sets, etc. Dismantling goods will make the process of packing and moving outdoor belongings easier.
  • After dismantling the items, store the screws and the small parts in a plastic bag or zip pouch so that nothing gets lost.
  • If you are moving plants then ensure to water them a day before the move. Wrap them in plastic, and make holes for ventilation.
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Packing outdoor belongings

After cleaning and dismantling of goods, now let’s talk about packing outdoor belongings. Here’s how you can pack the different outside goods for your move:

1. Outdoor furniture

Outdoor furniture

Packing outdoor furniture for a move is not so hard to do. Your furniture may have some cushions and padding. If you have washed these, dry them completely, wrap them in plastic bags, and put them into a box. Most outdoor furniture can be moved as it is, but if they are disassembled, it’s easier to pack them.

Dismantle sofa sets, chairs, and tables and pack each piece in bubble wrap or old towels and blankets. If you have a table with a glass top, remove it and pack it separately in bubble wrap. Also, ensure to wrap the sharp edges of any furniture so that these don’t scratch other furniture during the move.

2. Patio umbrella

Patio umbrella

If you have a patio umbrella, here’s how to pack it for a move. Several days before the day of the move, water down the patio umbrella and let it dry. Once the umbrella is completely dry, close it and wrap it with plastic or bubble wrap. The umbrella can be placed in the moving truck as it is. There’s no need to place it in a box.

3. Yard tools

Yard tools

Do you have any yard tools? You can pack the shovels, rakes, and other garden tools by cleaning them first. Then bundle all the long tools together, wrap these in old towels or moving blankets, and secure them with a rope. In the same way, gather all the sharp tools, bundle them together, and secure them with tape or rope.

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4. Other outdoor belongings

Other outdoor belongings
  • Hoses – Drain the hose of all the water. Coil the hose and place it in a box.
  • Lawnmower – Drain the gas or oil of the lawnmower. Dismantle removable parts. Wrap each part in plastic for a move.
  • Playground equipment – Dismantle and keep the parts together and bundle.
  • Grills – Firstly, remove the charcoal and propane tanks. Then do a proper cleaning. Finally, pack it in plastic.

Move your outdoor belongings

After packing all the items properly, next comes moving these belongings to your new home. Make sure to label all the boxes with “Outdoor items” or “Yard items” so that those who are helping you during loading goods know to be careful during handling heavy boxes.

If you want to relocate by yourself, then make sure you hire a suitable size truck for your move. But hiring professional packers and movers in Bangalore, Chennai, or the city where you live is best. They have years of experience handling various goods, including outdoor belongings, for a move. They will deliver all your belongings to your new home in excellent condition.

Wrapping up

Packing furniture, grills, pots, and many other outdoor items can be tedious. But with some useful tips for packing and moving these items can become very easy. We hope the above tips have helped you pack your small or bulky outdoor items for your new home efficiently. To have safe and secure outdoor goods relocation to your new home, you must hire professional movers. They will make the relocation smooth and hassle-free. Contact us at Thepackersmovers.com to connect with your city’s best-moving company today.

Pratiksha Priya