Father's Day Edition: How to Pack Your Garage, Toolshed, Or Workshop

Pack Your GarageBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

So, you're moving. No matter if it's a local move in Denver or perhaps a long-distance move to Denver, you're going to be required to pack all your "stuff" and take it to your new home. Truth be told…there is usually a clear division of labor in the majority of households in relation to moving--one spouse oversees the house, and the other manages the garage and toolshed. It is the kind of stuff that sends teenagers into a craze, that Mom packs the house and Dad packs the garage. You may want to persuade them to assist and help any place they choose--if it is somewhere, you shall not judge.

Power equipment and fishing poles--excuse me, fly rods--and mowers have long been the man's space, and most gents opt to arrange and pack their own area than have a callous spouse come through with an armload of garbage bags and no respect for the emotional value of a busted wrench. You could take the easy way out and call a professional moving company to pack and move pretty much everything for you….then you definitely don't have to read any further. However, if you're going to load up the garage, workshop and toolshed for your move to Denver, you might like these tips for getting it done.

What You'll Need

Collect all the packing and padding supplies you will need. These are considered the basics.

· Boxes and newsprint, bubble wrap, or any other insulating padding

· Plastic containers

· Twine or rope

· Tape

· Old, thick socks

· Plastic packing containers in several capacities

· Baggies in various sizes

· Markers and labels

· Construction-grade trash bags

Your local moving company in Denver may provide clients used boxes along with other moving equipment at a cost-effective price, so you might want to ask them ahead of paying top dollar for supplies at a nearby retailer.

"Curate" Your Stuff

Now's the time to go through all your tools and eliminate all the duplicates as well as the stuff you're never going to utilize. On your first pass with a garbage bag, grab random pieces of cardboard, vinyl, twine, paper, and everything else which is simply junk. Sort through all the things and decide to give away, sell, or pitch whatever you're not likely to use--be honest, a lot of pastimes don't quite take off and do you actually wish to move all that old ham radio equipment?

Have a, what's it known as? A garage sale to eliminate everything you don't want or give away usable stuff to an organization like Habitat for Humanity. They will come pick it up.

Packing Tips

You're right, packing up a kitchen is easy--almost everything fits in boxes. Post hole diggers and leaf blowers, not really. Be imaginative with packing large, cumbersome, and unboxable equipment and toys. Let the creativity flow with padding and packing, utilize things at home which meets your needs--there are really no rules here.

· Secure rakes together, facing the same way, and wrap the end by using a blanket or bubble wrap. Arrange them in a garbage can for transport.

· Sort loose screws, bolts, nails, and other small stuff into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.

· Wrap blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks in position. A little piece of Styrofoam on the end of the blade helps prevent warping or breaking.

· Put power tools inside their original cartons, should you have them. If not, pad the tools and put them within similar-sized boxes or plastic bins.

· Precision tools needs to be wrapped and cushioned securely and encased with enough insulation so they cannot bounce while in transit.

· Eliminate all the fuel from power tools a few days ahead of the move and leave the gas tank lids open so that all vapors will evaporate.

· Make use of little baggies or boxes for screws and fasteners, and tape them to the handles or label and put within a small parts box so you will know what should go where when it all goes back together.

· Take the batteries out of all small tools, bag the batteries, and tape them on the handle.

Proper Disposal

Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and any fuels aren't accepted on moving trucks, and it's not a good plan to move them in your automobile. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything that's useful to your local Habitat for Humanity, and properly get rid of the rest. Your county landfill could have separate spots for things such as batteries, computers as well as other electronics, and also combustible liquids.

Start Early

You should begin packing up your toolshed and also garage once you acknowledge you're moving. DO NOT leave it for the very end because this is one of the most labor intensive and time-consuming portion of moving. And, in case you determine that packing the garage, workshop and shed is simply too much that you can deal with without any help, you shouldn't be reluctant to enlist the help of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Denver a call today!

 

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