Safely Moving Your Garden Furniture To Your New Home

Moving Your Garden Ornaments to a New Home

Safely Moving Your Garden Furniture To Your New Home

The average American will move home 11.4 times in their lifetime, reports FiveThirtyEight, a well-known opinion poll blog. That’s a whole lot of packing! No matter what number move this is for you, packing up your belongings the right way helps make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Today we’re here to help you move the contents of your garden. Planning how to correctly dismantle, protect, and move your patio furniture and garden ornaments will ensure they arrive at your new home undamaged and all in one piece.

Moving Patio Furniture

Patio furniture can get very dirty, especially during the winter. Your first step should be to clean your patio tables, chairs, and sofas. Wipe them down and use an appropriate cleaning product to tackle stubborn dirt. If any of the furniture can be dismantled, do so. Deposit bolts and screws into marked containers to keep them safe. You can then easily re-assemble the furniture at your new home.

Finally, cover the furniture (or individual parts) to protect them during transit. Use enough bubble wrap to encase sharp edges and corners. Heavy items should also be loaded correctly onto the moving van. Place large cushions wrapped in plastic around them, so they can’t move around and damage other items.

Handling your Garden Ornaments

To move your garden ornaments, wrap them in plenty of bubble wrap and secure with tape. Place your ornaments in strong cardboard boxes with plenty of padding. If you have an outdoor water fountain, you may need help to lift it if it’s very heavy. If you want to take any plants or shrubs with you, cover them with bubble wrap or tissue — this is particularly important for delicate greenery. Place them in cardboard boxes with small holes for ventilation.

Larger garden structures, such as gazebos and pergolas, can be trickier to move and also use up a lot of van space. Consider carefully whether you really want to take them with you. If you do want to, carefully dismantle the structures into separate pieces. Wrap up the parts securely in bubble wrap and make a note of how to reassemble them correctly.

Finally, be safe when handling and lifting your garden furniture and ornaments. Injuries can happen by accidentally dropping heavy items. Always lift furniture correctly and wear appropriate shoes. Ultimately, hiring a moving company will make the process easier and safer for you.

(Read: Moving Your Musical Instruments)

About the Author:

Chrissy Peters

Is a freelance writer and editor, having previously worked in the home care industry for a decade.

Free Moving Quote

Do you have any tips on moving your garden furniture? Let us know how you did it in the comments!

 View More Moving Resources

Free Move Quote

Leave a Reply