Father's Day Edition: How to Pack Your Garage, Toolshed, Or Workshop
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Power tools and fishing poles--pardon me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have long been the man's area, and a lot gents would rather sort and pack their own area than have a ruthless spouse come through with an armload of trash bags and no consideration for the sentimental worth of a broken wrench. You could take the easy way out and phone a professional moving company to pack and move the whole thing for you….then you definitely don't have to go any further. But, in case you are planning to pack the garage, workshop and toolshed for your move to Colorado Springs, you might be grateful for these pointers to get it done.
What You Should Have
Gather all the packing and padding supplies you'll need. These are classified as the basics.
· Boxes along with newsprint, bubble wrap, or other insulating padding
· Plastic bins
· Twine or string
· Old, thicker stockings
· Plastic storage containers in several capacities
· Baggies in assorted sizes
· Markers and also labels
· Construction-grade trash bags
Your local moving company in Colorado Springs could provide clients used boxes and other moving materials at a budget friendly charge, therefore you may want to check with them ahead of shelling out top dollar for materials at a nearby store.
"Curate" Your Things
Now is the time to go through all your tools and do away with all the duplicates and also the stuff you're not going to utilize. On your first pass with a trash bag, grab random pieces of cardboard, vinyl, string, paper, and everything else that's just plain waste. Sort through all the things and decide to donate, sell, or pitch whatever you aren't likely to use--admit it, some pursuits never quite take off and do you truly want to move all that ancient ham radio equipment?
Organize a, what is it known as? A yard sale to eliminate all the stuff you do not want or contribute practical material to an group such as Habitat for Humanity. They may come pick it up.
You are correct, packing up a kitchen space is straightforward--pretty much everything fits in boxes. Shovels and lawn mowers, not so much. Get creative with packing sizeable, challenging, and unboxable tools and toys. Let the creativity flow with padding and packing, make use of whatever around the house that fulfills your needs--there really are no policies here.
· Band shovels with each other, facing the same direction, and cover the end with a blanket or bubble wrap. Put them in a trash can for transport.
· Arrange loose screws, bolts, nails, or other little things into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.
· Wrap blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks into place. A small bit of Styrofoam over the end of the blade helps prevent warping or breaking.
· Pack tools inside their original cartons, when you have them. Otherwise, pad the tools and stow them in similar-sized cartons or plastic bins.
· Precision tools needs to be wrapped and padded securely and boxed with enough insulating material so they don't bounce on the road.
· Remove all the gas from power tools several days prior to the move and leave the tank caps open so that all vapors can evaporate.
· Use little baggies or containers for screws and fasteners, and tape them to the handles or label and place in a small parts box so you will know precisely what should go where when it all goes back together.
· Take the batteries from all small tools, put the batteries in baggies, and tape them on the handle.
Batteries, paint, chemicals, fertilizers, as well as any fuels are not allowed on moving trucks, and it's not really a great idea to bring them inside your vehicle. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything that is functional to your local Habitat for Humanity, and correctly get rid of the rest. Your area landfill might have different spots for things such as batteries, computers along with other electronics, as well as flammable liquids.
You should start packing up your toolshed as well as garage once you realize you are moving. Don't leave it for the very end because this is one of the most labor intensive and time-consuming part of moving. And, if you decide that packing the garage, workshop and shed is too much that you can take care of by yourself, you shouldn't be afraid to get the help of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs a call today!
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