Father's Day Edition: How to Pack Your Garage, Toolshed, Or Workshop
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Power equipment and fishing poles--excuse me, fly rods--and mowers have for ages been the man's area, and most gents prefer to sort and pack their own domain than have a callous spouse come through with an armload of trash bags and not any consideration for the sentimental value of a damaged screwdriver. You could take the easy way out and contact a professional moving company to pack and move the whole thing for you….then you need not peruse any further. But, in case you are intending to load up the garage, workshop and storage shed for your move to Denver, you might appreciate these tips for getting it done.
What You'll Need
Collect all the packing and padding materials you may need. These are definitely the basics.
· Boxes and newsprint, bubble wrap, or some other protecting cushioning
· Plastic packing containers
· Twine or rope
· Old, thick stockings
· Plastic containers in a variety of dimensions
· Baggies in assorted sizes
· Markers and also labels
· Construction-grade trash bags
Your local moving company in Denver may offer clients used boxes along with other moving equipment at an affordable rate, therefore you might want to consult with them ahead of shelling out list price for materials at a neighborhood retailer.
"Curate" Your Collection
Now's the time to sift through all your tools and clear away all the duplicates and the things you're never going to utilize. On your initial pass with a garbage bag, pick up random bits of cardboard, vinyl, twine, paper, and everything else which is merely trash. Sift through everything and decide to give away, sell, or throw whatever you are not going to use--be honest, various pursuits never quite take off and do you actually need to move all that ancient ham radio equipment?
Have a, what is it referred to as? A garage sale to reduce all the stuff you don't want or give away usable material to an group like Habitat for Humanity. They may come pick it up.
You're correct, packing up the kitchen is easy--almost everything fits in boxes. Rakes and leaf blowers, not so much. Get innovative with packing huge, awkward, and unboxable gear and toys. Think outside the box with padding and packing, make use of whatever throughout the house which fulfills your needs--there really are no policies here.
· Secure rakes and shovels with each other, facing the same direction, and cover the bottom with a blanket or bubble wrap. Place them in a trash can for transport.
· Arrange loose screws, bolts, nails, and various small items into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.
· Encapsulate blades and saws in used socks, tape the socks in place. A small amount of Styrofoam on the end of the blade prevents bending or breaking.
· Pack power tools in their original cartons, in case you have them. In any other case, protect the tools and pack them in similar-sized boxes or plastic bins.
· Precision tools needs to be packaged and padded securely and encased with sufficient insulation so they don't bounce on the road.
· Get rid of all the gas from power tools a couple of days prior to the move and leave the tank caps open so all fumes might evaporate.
· Make use of little baggies or containers for nails and fasteners, and tape them to the handles or label and put inside a small parts box so you'll know precisely what will go where when it all goes back together.
· Take the batteries from all small tools, bag the batteries, and tape them to the handle.
Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and also any fuels aren't permitted on moving trucks, and it's not really a smart idea to transport them inside your automobile. Leave paint for the new owners, give anything that's functional to your local Habitat for Humanity, and properly get rid of the remaining. Your county landfill could have different areas for things such as batteries, computers and other electronics, and combustible liquids.
You should start packing up your toolshed and garage as soon as you know you will be moving. Don't leave it for the last second because this is the most labor intensive and time-consuming portion of moving. And, should you determine that packing the garage, workshop and shed is way too much that you can cope with on your own, don't be reluctant to get the help of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver a call today!
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