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Should You Move Your Backyard Play Set to Your New Home?

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So you are moving to a new home and you aren’t sure whether or not you want to bring your old backyard play set or if you want to buy one that is brand new. This is a common question all parents seem to ask themselves when they have a backyard play set. There are a few things that you will need to consider before you can fully make this decision. Go through this list and read through the reasons why you might want to bring the play set, and then read why you might not. By the end of this, you should have the answer to your question.

Reasons to Move Your Play Set

Why should you keep your backyard play set and bring it with you to your new house?

It will save you money

If you decide to keep your backyard play set, you get to save so much money. A backyard play set that is worth the price is going to be a pretty large investment. It’s supposed to last decades so the price isn’t light. By keeping the play set, you don’t have to worry about the cost of getting a new one.

You know that it is reliable and can withstand your children playing on it

If your child has had this play set for a few months, or even years, you know that it can handle the weight, pressure, and chaos that your child gives to it.

It’s your child’s play set and they love it

If this is the play set that your child has had for their entire life, they might expect it to come with you during the move. They have made memories inside of the play set and they might not be ready to let that go.

Reasons to Buy a New Play Set

Why should you forget about your previous play set and instead buy something new for your new home?

You Have to Take it Down and Put It Back Up

It is hard enough putting a play set together, but what about taking down the play set just to load it into a truck and put it together again somewhere else? That’s very difficult. Unless it’s a simple backyard play set, it’s not worth all of that struggle.

It’s Old and Could Break

Depending on how long you have had the play set, how much it has been through with your kids, what it is made of, and how many storms have passed since putting it up, it might be old and worn down. If this is the case, you don’t want to bring it with you due to it being a risk to your child.

Your Child Might Be Ready for a Step Up

If you bought this play set when your child was small, they might be outgrowing it. It might be time to give up that old play set for something new and bigger now that your child is ready to get more active outdoors. If you buy a larger set at your new home, your child can continue growing with the set.


Of course, everything that you see here is just one opinion. You should take into consideration how large your play set is, how much you spent on it, and the size of your new backyard before making your final decision.

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