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

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

So, you will be moving. Regardless of if it's a local move in Colorado Springs or perhaps a long-distance move to Colorado Springs, you will need to pack all your "stuff" and get it to your new place. Truth be told…there is commonly a clear separation of labor in many households in terms of moving--one partner oversees the house, and the other looks after the garage and toolshed. It is the kind of thing that sends teens into a frenzy, that Mom packs the home and Dad packs the garage. Feel free to persuade them to step in and help any place they choose--if it is somewhere, you won't judge.

Power tools and fishing poles--pardon me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have long been the man's domain, and most males choose to sort and pack their own area than have a callous partner come through with an armload of garbage bags and not any consideration for the emotional value of a damaged screwdriver. You might take the simple way out and call a professional moving company to pack and move everything for you….then you need not read any further. Yet, in case you are intending to load up the garage, workshop and storage shed for your move to Colorado Springs, you may be grateful for these pointers for getting it completed.

What You Should Have

Gather all the packing and padding equipment you'll need. These are the necessities.

· Boxes and newsprint, bubble wrap, or some other protecting stuffing

· Plastic bins

· Twine or string

· Tape

· Old, thick stockings

· Plastic storage containers in several sizes

· Baggies in assorted sizes

· Markers and also labels

· Construction-grade garbage bags

Your local moving company in Colorado Springs may supply customers used boxes along with other moving materials at a cost-effective charge, therefore you might want to ask them before forking over full price for equipment at a close by retail store.

"Curate" Your Things

Now is the time to sort through all your tools and get rid of all the duplicates and also the items you're never going to use. On your first pass with a garbage bag, pick up random bits of cardboard, plastic, rope, paper, and anything else that's just plain trash. Look through everything and plan to donate, sell, or pitch whatever you are not likely to use--be honest, a lot of hobbies don't quite take off and do you actually want to move all that ancient ham radio equipment?

Have a, what's it known as? A yard sale to eliminate all the stuff you do not want or donate practical stuff to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. They will come pick it up.

Packing Strategies

You're right, packing up a kitchen space is straightforward--everything fits in boxes. Rakes and leaf blowers, not so much. Get imaginative with packing sizeable, awkward, and unboxable equipment and toys. Be creative with padding and packing, make use of anything at home that fulfills your needs--there truly are no regulations here.

· Tie rakes and shovels together, facing the same direction, and wrap the bottom using a blanket or bubble wrap. Place them in a garbage can for transport.

· Organize loose screws, bolts, nails, or other small items into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.

· Wrap blades and saws in used socks, tape the socks in place. A simple piece of Styrofoam over the end of the blade helps prevent warping or breaking.

· Pack power tools within their original packaging, should you have them. If not, protect the tools and put them within similar-sized packaging or plastic bins.

· Precision tools ought to be wrapped and padded securely and boxed with enough insulation so they do not bounce while in transit.

· Remove all the fuel from power equipment several days prior to the move and leave the tank caps opened up so all vapors might evaporate.

· Use little baggies or containers for nails and fasteners, and tape them to the handles or tag and place inside a small parts box so you'll know exactly what will go where when it all goes back together.

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

Proper Disposal

Batteries, paint, chemicals, fertilizers, and also any fuels are not accepted on moving trucks, and it's not a good idea to bring them within 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 remainder. Your local landfill might have separate spots for items like batteries, computers along with other electronic devices, and combustible liquids.

Begin Early

You need to start packing up your toolshed and also garage when you first acknowledge you are moving. Don't leave it for the last minute because this is quite possibly the most labor intensive and time-consuming portion of moving. And, in the event you determine that packing the garage, workshop and shed is too much that you can deal with without any help, do not be hesitant to get the help of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs a call today!

 

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