Who doesn’t like swings? Swing sets are fun major fun for kids. Many of us have been to the playground and probably fought for swings or waited our turn for it. In the same way, your kids must love swings, and it would be difficult for them to part from it. If you own a swing set and you’re not sure if a swing set can be moved, don’t worry; movers can move swing sets.
Swing sets are generally considered bulky items. However, that doesn’t mean that movers can’t move them. Movers will move swing sets if they are adequately packaged and labeled. Movers can also disassemble and reassemble swing sets, although the costs vary on swing set sizes and the distance that needs to be traveled. If you’re moving, it’s best to get a quote from a mover.
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Professional Movers Moving Swing Sets
Professional movers can move swing sets, but they do require special packing. The movers will need to know the set’s dimensions, and they will also need to be aware of any protruding ornaments on the set. If you have a large swing set, it might not be moved by a standard moving company. In that case, you’ll need to investigate hiring a specialized moving company, such as a moving company that deals with oversized items.
If your swing set is appropriately prepared for transport, movers can move it without any issue. Swing sets can be a lot of fun for kids, and they can provide hours of entertainment, so make sure to take them with you when you move. Just be sure to contact your mover in advance to get a quote and make sure that they know the swing set’s dimensions.
The professional movers will mostly ask for pictures of the swing set to know what swing set they would be dealing with.
Movers can also refuse to move the swing set if it’s in poor condition and could be hazardous or could injure someone while moving it. In that case, it might be best to get rid of the swing set instead of moving it.
The movers will also need a clear path from the truck to the house to easily move the swing set without any trouble. You should also make sure that there is enough space in your backyard for the swing set to be set up.
Some movers can charge additionally to disassemble your swing set and reassemble it at your new home. Make sure to ask the movers beforehand if they offer this service and how much it would cost.
Costs of Moving a Swing Set
You must be wondering how much a swing set costs; they vary. But generally, the bigger and more complex the set, the pricier it will be. If you need a mover to help transport it, that’ll cost extra, as well. Moving a swing set is a big decision because it can be emotional for you and your kids to part away from it, especially if you have had it in your family for a long time or passed on from generations. But, if the swing set is worth shifting and the costs of shifting are less than the price that you bought it at, then you should move your swing set.
It is essential to keep in mind that swing sets can be pretty heavy and bulky, so the movers may not always be able to move them. It is also essential to ensure that you have a clear path from the truck to your backyard so that the movers don’t get into any trouble while transporting it.
Before you move the swing set, make sure to take enough pictures before wrapping the set for your reference so that you can recover the costs from the moving company if any damage or loss occurs during the transportation. If you’re taking apart the set, keep all the screws and bolts in a safe place, so you don’t lose them during reassembly.
Costs of Storing Swing Sets
If you are still in between acquiring your new house or taking time for you to move into your new home, you will have to pay for the swing sets and other things that you have kept in a storage unit. Storage costs vary again based on the size of the swing set, and they can take huge amounts of space in storage units. It’s best to get an estimate on how much it can cost you to store in a storage unit and check how much space you would need to store the swing set.
If the swing set is old and not worth moving it or storing it in a storage unit, you can treat your kids with a new one for the new house. However, if it’s in good condition and can be stored, then go ahead; otherwise, your kids could eat you alive!
Okay! If you are going to be moving the swing set on your own, there are many things that you will want to know and do before moving them.
Preparing for Move
Firstly, take pictures of the swing set before disassembling them; this way, while reassembling, if you forget to put a part somewhere on the set, you can always look at the picture, or if you still have the instruction manual of the swing set, that will help too.
Secondly, get together all your tools to disassemble the swing set. The tools that you would require are a socket wrench, hammer, screwdriver, and tape measure.
Thirdly, take apart each part of the swing set very carefully and label each one with the tools you used to disassemble it. This will make it very easy for you to reassemble it back at your new home.
Now it is time to disassemble the set! There are a few things you need to follow while disassembling the set.
Take off the fasteners that attach the swings to the frame with a socket wrench.
Remove the swing chains and hooks from the frame.
Disconnect the metal tubes that make up the frame of the swing set with a socket wrench.
Detach the slide and other accessories from the frame with a screwdriver.
Remove the screws that attach the seat and backrests of the swings to the frame.
Remove the sandbox and lids from the swing set.
Label each part of the swing set with the corresponding tools that you used to disassemble it.
Pack the accessories and the set-in boxes so that it will be easier for you to reassemble in the new house. Be sure to label the boxes too.
[Note – If you accidentally break a piece of the set while disassembling, keep it instead of throwing it away so that it will help you find a replacement.]
Loading the Swing Set
Once you have wrapped the swing set, the next step would be to load it in the moving truck. The smaller boxes with the screws and bolts used for the set would be easier to load. You can place them in the truck bed and secure them with a bungee cord. The larger boxes can be placed in the moving truck and tied with ropes. It would be best to load the larger boxes first and then the smaller boxes on top of them.
However, if you have a fort attached with swing sets, then you will have to take apart the fort and load it separately in the truck. If the fort can be disassembled, it would be easier to load; if not, you will need around 4-5 people to lift the fort and load it in the truck.
Once you have reached your new home, it is time to reassemble the swing set.
If you have taken pictures of the set while it was disassembled, it would be very easy for you to follow the diagram and put together the set. Refer to the instruction manual that came with the swing set if you have misplaced it or lost it.
Or you can watch some online videos of people reassembling the same set that you must help you assemble it back.
It would be a good idea to have someone help you while assembling the set to be done quickly and correctly.
Once the set is assembled, reattach the swings to the frame, connect the metal tubes, and attach the slide and other accessories. Be sure to tighten all the screws and bolts so that the swing set is safe for your children to use.
And there you have it! If you plan on moving with your swing set, it is essential to know how to disassemble and reassemble the set properly. It would be easier to hire a professional moving company to do it for you. But if you want to do it on your own, be sure to follow the instructions carefully and take your time. Please have someone help you while assembling the set so that it can be done quickly and correctly. Enjoy your new swing set in your new home!
Can movers move swing sets?
Yes, movers can move swing sets. However, it is important to disassemble the set and pack it in boxes before loading it in the truck. It would also be a good idea to have someone help you while assembling the set in your new home.
What if I accidentally break a piece of the set while disassembling it?
If you break a piece of the set while disassembling it, keep it instead of throwing it away. That way, you will have a replacement part when you reassemble the set in your new home.
How do I reassemble the swing set in my new home?
It would be a good idea to have someone help you while assembling the set so that it can be done quickly and correctly. If you have pictures of the set while it was disassembled, it would be very easy for you to follow the diagram and put together the set. Refer to the instruction manual that came with the swing set if you have misplaced it or lost it. Or you can watch some online videos of people reassembling the same set to help you assemble it back.
Is it hard to take apart a swing set?
No, it is not hard to take apart a swing set. Most swing sets can be easily disassembled into small parts that can be packed in boxes. However, it is important to follow the instructions carefully and take your time.
Can I move my swing set to a new house by myself?
You can move your swing set to a new house by yourself, but it would be easier if you hired a professional moving company to do it for you. They will have the experience and knowledge to move your swing set without damage.
What do you do with an old swing set?
Swing sets are a great investment for your children, and they will enjoy using them for many years. If you have an old swing set that you no longer want, you can donate it to a local park or charity. Or you can sell it online or at a garage sale.
Swing sets should not be disposed of in the trash because they can contain harmful materials that pollute the environment. You can contact your local waste management company to find out the best way to dispose of an old swing set. They may recycle some of the materials, or they may have a special program for disposing of old swing sets.
Alex Sherr is the founder of My Long Distance Movers, a blog that provides moving information and resources for people who are relocating. He has more than two decades of experience in the moving and relocation industry, and he is passionate about helping people relocate smoothly and efficiently. When he's not writing or blogging, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.