BBB Honour RollCertified Canadian Mover

Ottawa Moving Company

Local Ottawa Movers Serving Ontario

Bi-Weekly Trips to Toronto & the GTA

Local Ottawa Movers - Moving in Ottawa
and to or from Greater Ottawa within Ontario

Best Ottawa Moving Trucks
Nicest Ottawa Moving Trucks
Protecting Furniture and Floors

Free short term storage
FIND OUT MORE!

Preparing Your Outdoor Belongings for the Move

Packing boxes for a move

Packing up the inside of your house can be overwhelming. Making sure that you remember everything from kitchen utensils and knick-knacks to properly packing larger furniture pieces like couches and dining room tables take a lot of time and effort. Don’t lose momentum when you get to the outside stuff! These pieces deserve just as much attention. Your Ottawa moving service, First Rate Movers is here to help! Follow these tips to make sure your outdoor furniture and children’s toys make it to your new home safe and sound.

 

Give it a wipe down

Unlike your indoor furniture that sits safely between four walls, your outdoor furniture has to weather the elements through most of the seasons. Make sure that you wipe down all outdoor furniture before moving it, as it will dirty other items in the moving truck. As a bonus, you’ll have one less job to do once you get to your new home, as we all know that you’ll be busy with a million other things then.

 

Bugs and critters

There might be some bugs and critters hiding in your outdoor furniture that are looking for a big move. With all of its nooks and crannies, patio furniture and storage units make the perfect shelter for these creatures. Make sure that you check your furniture for insects. Depending on where you live, you might also find bigger critters like racoons or skunks. Make sure that you take the appropriate measures to displace them such as calling your local shelter or animal control.

 

Pack it right

Give your outdoor furniture as much attention as you gave your indoor belongings. Make sure that everything is safely packed and remove any fragile glass components from tables to wrap them and prevent any shattering. Place padding on sharp corners to avoid injury when moving them. You can avoid the stress of not being able to reassemble your favourite patio set, by putting smaller pieces such as screws or bolts into labelled plastic bags and attaching them to the larger piece with which they belong.

 

Plants

If you’re planning on moving your plants with you to your new abode, make sure that you’re prepared for them to survive the journey. Cover up the branches to protect them from breakage or better yet, pack them into boxes that have holes so that they can breathe right during their trip. If your plants are in ceramic pots, transfer them to plastic pots for the move, and wrap your ceramic pots carefully.

Your backyard is now ready to be moved! Now it’s time to leave it to the experienced movers at First Rate Movers to help you transport these bulky awkward items to their new home.

Share on Google+Share on LinkedInTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someone

More News From This Category

MOVING TIPS  |  DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM!


Getting-the-Kids-to-Help-with-Packing
Getting the Kids to Help with Packing

Going through the motions of the moving process is challenging and stressful enough. But when you have children it can present some unique challenges that impact your packing process. But kids are more willing to get involved when you allow them. You can designate some specific tasks for your children to keep them busy and Read More…

Cool-Down-Your-Summer-Move
Cool Down Your Summer Move

Moving during the summertime is great because you get to avoid dealing with all of that messy winter weather. But with all of the packing, bending, and rushing around to deal with, moving during the summer can heat up quickly. So be strategic with your moving process and use these tips to help you cool Read More…

7000+ Happy Customers and a 99% Referral Rate

by James Maunder
star star star star star

Just a quick note of thanks for the move today. Your team was top notch — great job. Won’t hesitate to reccommend you to friends… Cheers, J

by Patricia Chambers
star star star star star

I must say that I was impressed with the quality and professionalism the crew showed during my move yesterday (Rob, Mo, the 3rd young man’s name I do not know). They showed up looking fresh and ready to go and got right to it. It was a six-hour move and it went very smoothly. They Read More…

by Aya Ivtsan
star star star star star

We wanted to thank you for the good moving experience. Jesse and Zac were very efficient and careful with our things, and everything went smoothly.

Certified Canadian Mover BBB Rating: A+ Guardian Association Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Member of CFIB Read reviews on HomeStars