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 is 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 workshop. It is the sort of thing that sends teenagers into a frenzy, that Mom packs the home and Dad packs the garage. Feel free to persuade them to step up and help any place they choose--if it is somewhere, you will not judge.

Power tools and fishing poles--pardon me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have long been the man's area, and most males choose to organize and pack their own domain than have a callous partner come through with an armload of trash bags and not any consideration for the emotional value of a broken screwdriver. You might take the simple way out and contact a professional moving company to pack and move the whole thing for you….then you needn't read any further. Yet, in case you are intending to load up the garage, workshop and 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 containers

· Twine or string

· Tape

· Old, thick stockings

· Plastic containers in several sizes

· Baggies in assorted sizes

· Markers and labels

· Construction-grade garbage bags

Your local moving company in Colorado Springs might supply customers used boxes along with other moving materials at a cost-effective charge, therefore you may want to ask them prior to having to pay top dollar for supplies at a nearby 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 initial pass with a garbage bag, grab random pieces 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--admit it, a lot of pastimes don't quite take off and do you really 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 give away practical stuff to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. They will likely 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 tools and toys. Be creative with padding and packing, make use of whatever at home that fulfills your needs--there truly are no requirements here.

· Tie rakes and shovels together, facing the same direction, and wrap the bottom with a blanket or bubble wrap. Put them in a trash can for transport.

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

· Cover blades and saws in used socks, tape the socks in position. A simple piece of Styrofoam over the end of the blade prevents warping or breaking.

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

· Precision tools ought to be wrapped and padded securely and boxed with sufficient insulation so they don't bounce while in transit.

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

· Use little baggies or canisters for nails and fasteners, and tape them to the handles or tag and put in a small parts box so you know what will go where when it all goes back together.

· Take the batteries from any small tools, put the batteries in baggies, and tape them on the handle.

Correct Disposal

Batteries, paint, chemicals, fertilizers, and also any fuels are not accepted on moving trucks, and it's not a smart idea to bring them within your automobile. Leave paint for the new owners, give anything that is functional to your local Habitat for Humanity, and properly get rid of the rest. Your county landfill might have separate spots for items like batteries, computers along with other electronic devices, and combustible liquids.

Start Early

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


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