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--excuse me, fly rods--and mowers have for ages been the man's space, and the majority of males would rather sort and pack their own space than have a callous spouse come through with an armload of garbage bags and not any respect for the sentimental price of a damaged screwdriver. You could take the simple way out and call a professional moving company to pack and move everything for you….then you need not peruse any further. However, if you are intending to pack the garage, workshop and storage shed for your move to El Paso, you may like these pointers for getting it completed.
What You Should Have
Accumulate all the packing and padding supplies you will need. These are definitely the essentials.
· Boxes and newsprint, bubble wrap, or another insulating stuffing
· Plastic packing containers
· Twine or rope
· Old, thicker stockings
· Plastic packing containers in a variety of capacities
· Baggies in various sizes
· Markers and labels
· Construction-grade garbage bags
Your local moving company in El Paso may provide customers used boxes as well as other moving supplies at an affordable rate, so you might want to consult with them prior to shelling out list price for equipment at a neighborhood store.
"Curate" Your Collection
Now is the time to go through all your tools and clear away all the duplicates and the things you are never going to use. On your first pass with a waste bag, grab random parts of cardboard, plastic, twine, paper, and everything else that is merely trash. Sift through everything and plan to give away, sell, or pitch whatever you're not going to use--face it, a lot of hobbies never quite take off and do you really wish to move all that outdated ham radio equipment?
Hold a, what's it known as? A yard sale to get rid of all the stuff you don't want or give away usable stuff to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. They will come pick it up.
You are correct, packing up the kitchen space is easy--pretty much everything fits in boxes. Rakes and lawn mowers, not really. Get creative with packing sizeable, cumbersome, and unboxable gear and toys. Be creative with padding and packing, make use of things at home which fulfills your needs--there truly are no requirements here.
· Band rakes together, facing the same way, and wrap the end by using a blanket or bubble wrap. Place them in a trash bin for transport.
· Separate loose screws, bolts, nails, and other small items into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.
· Wrap blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks in place. A simple piece of Styrofoam on the end of the sharp edge prevents bending or breaking.
· Stow tools inside their original cartons, if you have them. If not, pad the tools and stow them within similar-sized packaging or plastic bins.
· Precision tools should be wrapped and padded snugly and boxed with enough insulating material so they do not bounce on the road.
· Eliminate all the fuel from power equipment a couple of days ahead of the move and leave the tank lids opened so all fumes will evaporate.
· Use small baggies or containers for screws and fasteners, and secure them to the handles or label and set in a small parts box so you'll know exactly what goes where when it all goes back together.
· Take the batteries out from any small tools, place them in baggies, and tape them to the handle.
Batteries, paint, chemicals, fertilizers, as well as any fuels usually are not accepted on moving trucks, and it's not really a good plan to bring them in your car. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything which is functional to your local Habitat for Humanity, and properly dispose of the remaining. Your area landfill might have distinct spots for such things as batteries, computers along with other consumer electronics, as well as flammable liquids.
You should start packing up your toolshed and garage when you first acknowledge you're moving. Don't leave it for the last second since this is quite possibly the most labor intensive and time-consuming part of moving. And, should you decide that packing the garage, workshop and shed is too much for you to tackle by yourself, don't be reluctant to enlist the assistance of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso a call today!
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