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How to Move and Store a Bounce House

Updated on November 2, 2017
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A former teacher and tutor, Kenna enjoys helping children live a better life, understanding the importance of helping them become leaders.

A bounce house brings excitement to any celebration for both kids and adults. They offer a way to stay busy bouncing and flipping while being relatively safe, which keeps the party rolling along. Before the party or after the party you need to transport the bounce house. The procedure to transport the bounce house is easy as long as you follow the steps.

Sweep and Wipe It Down

The first step in transporting the bounce house after using it is to give a good cleaning. To do that, you need to clean the bounce house of all grass, dirt, sticks and objects. The best way to do this is to use a broom and sweep it out. Next, wipe it down with a clean damp mop.

Once the house is all cleaned up and read to deflate, you need to unplug the electrical cord to the bounce house and watch as it deflates.

Now, you need to make sure all the air is out of the bounce house. If you don’t, it will be very hard to roll up and transport.

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Deflate It Good

The way to make sure all the air is out of the house is to lay the deflated bounce house flat on the ground. You need to get it totally and absolutely flat on the ground. While it is flat on the ground you can double check for any objects or foreign material that you didn’t catch before. How do you detect objects or foreign material? You will notice bumps and rough spots. Follow those spots and remove the as if needed.

Roll It Up

Now you are ready to roll up the bounce house. Start at one end of the deflated house and gradually roll it up. You actually tucking and rolling the house, so keep the material very tight--tighter the roll the better to transport. If you can get someone to help you roll it up, all the better because it is easier to do with two people. That way, you can have one person on each end, tucking and rolling. But, if it is just you, then stay in the middle, tucking a rolling while going out to each end, tucking and rolling. Keep in mind, the larger the bounce house, the better you have two people rolling it up.

Roll It Tight

You are almost done because now you grab the straps and wrap them around the rolled up house. Make sure you keep them tight. Tight is good and keep the house in excellent condition. There should be a strap in the middle and one at both ends.

Need Strong People

Now, you are going to need a hand truck or dolly. You just roll the edge up as close as possible to the edge of the rolled up bounce house.

Next, you two or three super strong people. One person on each end of the rolled up house with the third person in the middle. Together, on the count of three, they pick up the bounce house and place it on the hand truck.

You or someone else pushes the hand truck with the deflated house to the van or truck.

Now, bring the hand truck as close as possible to the edge of the vehicle. Have the same two super strong people pick up the rolled up house and place it in the vehicle.

Now, you drive to where you want to store the bounce house and park as close to the spot you want it stored or set up.

You will need to recruit two to three super strong people to help you lift it out of the vehicle while having a hand truck ready and nearby.

They place the hand truck near the rolled up bounce house and have the strong people left the house from the middle and both end onto the hand truck.

You or someone else guides the hand truck to the spot where you want to store or set up the bounce house. Set it there, but make sure, if you are storing it, that it is in a cool dry location for the next party.

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    • Kenna McHugh profile image

      Kenna McHugh 14 months ago from Northern California

      Yes. It does. But they are so much fun and worth it. Don't you think?

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      peachy 14 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      it really takes a lot of work and strength to deflat them and store them