Published on Monday, 30 July 2012
Disassembling, removing and packing the yard furniture is one of the last steps to complete during a removal. Once you are finished with this, you can put the harder parts of the removals behind you. This, however, does not mean that removing the yard furniture is necessarily very easy. Like any other space in the house, the yard has to be taken very specific care of. This article will outline several steps to clean and pack yard furniture in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
1. The cleaning method for your yard furniture greatly varies, depending on their type and the materials they are made of. Plastic furniture is generally the easiest to clean. If you own a basic four chair one table set, you simply need to wipe each chair with a damp cloth, then take apart the table (if possible) and wipe each part individually. This is, however, only applicable, if there are no stubborn stains and all you need to remove is dust. If this is not the case, you may also spray the surfaces with all-purpose cleaner and then proceed in the same way. After wiping off any dust and grime, follow up with a dry cloth. Afterwards you can pack your yard furniture - ideally, in the boxes that they came in. Generally, plastic furniture is much more resilient than any other type, so you do not need to take special precautions to protect your pieces. You should still take care to secure everything well in the moving van, so that your yard furniture does not damage anything else.
2. If your furniture is made of wood and fabric, the cleaning process will be a bit more complicated The first thing to do is take off any fabric pieces and wash them this can usually be done in a washing machine, but, for rougher fabrics you could also use fabric shampoo and do it by hand, similarly to a carpet. Afterwards you will need to let the fabric dry for at least a day, so remember to plan accordingly. The wooden parts of the furniture can usually be wiped down with all purpose cleaner. If they are polished or lacquered, you may want to take this opportunity to refresh them with a fresh coat of polish. Alternatively, you can simply clean them and leave them to dry. Avoid leaving your furniture to dry in the sun as this will make them fade and discolour.
3. If your wooden chairs are not single-piece, they will need to be taken apart before packing. Ideally, you should take them apart before cleaning them, as this can make the cleaning process much easier. To do this, you will need a tool kit and the instruction manual. If you are not completely certain of your abilities, you may want to call on a friend's help for this part. Alternatively, you can arrange for the removers to take care of it. Simply talk to the company in advance to arrange this. You will have to clean the furniture in advance, find the appropriate boxes and let the employees of the removal company take it from there.
By following these simple steps, you can make the removal of your yard furniture a simple enough process. This way, you will not have to worry about it until a day or two before the actual move, leaving you free to focus on the more urgent problems you may face during your relocation.