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 will be a local move in El Paso or perhaps a long-distance move to El Paso, you are going to need to pack all your "stuff" and transport it to your new house. Truth be told…there is often a clear division of labor in most families when it comes to moving--one spouse oversees the house, and the other looks after the garage and workshop. It is the kind of thing that sends teenagers into a craze, that Mom packs the house and Dad packs the garage. Feel free to persuade them to step in and help anywhere they choose--if it's somewhere, you shall not judge.

Power equipment and fishing poles--pardon me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have long been the man's area, and most men would rather arrange and pack their own domain than have a callous partner come through with an armload of trash bags and not any consideration for the sentimental worth of a broken wrench. You could take the easy way out and contact a professional moving company to pack and move pretty much everything for you….in which case you needn't go any further. But, if you're going to load up the garage, workshop and toolshed for your move to El Paso, you may appreciate these pointers to get it carried out.

What You Should Have

Assemble the packing and padding materials you will need. These are classified as the basics.

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

· Plastic containers

· Twine or rope

· Tape

· Old, thicker stockings

· Plastic containers in various sizes

· Baggies in different sizes

· Markers as well as labels

· Construction-grade trash bags

Your local moving company in El Paso could supply customers used boxes along with other moving materials at a cost-effective charge, consequently you will want to consult with them before paying list price for materials at a close by retailer.

"Curate" Your Stuff

It is the time to sort through all your tools and clear away all the duplicates and also the things you are never going to use. On your first pass with a garbage bag, grab random bits of cardboard, vinyl, twine, papers, and anything else that's simply garbage. Go through all the things and decide to give away, sell, or throw whatever you're not going to use--admit it, a lot of hobbies don't quite take off and do you truly want to move all that ancient ham radio equipment?

Organize a, what is it referred to as? A yard sale to reduce all the stuff you do not want or contribute usable goods to an group such as Habitat for Humanity. They will likely come pick it up.

Packing Strategies

You happen to be correct, packing up a kitchen is easy--everything fits in boxes. Rakes and leaf blowers, not really. Be creative with packing big, challenging, and unboxable gear and toys. Let the creativity flow with padding and packing, use things at home which fulfills your needs--there really are no rules here.

· Band rakes and shovels with each other, facing the same way, and wrap the end using a blanket or bubble wrap. Place them in a trash bin for transport.

· Arrange loose screws, bolts, nails, and various small things into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.

· Encapsulate blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks in position. A simple bit of Styrofoam on the end of the blade prevents bending or breaking.

· Put tools inside their original cartons, in case you have them. In any other case, protect the tools and put them within similar-sized boxes or plastic bins.

· Precision tools needs to be packaged and padded securely and encased with enough insulation so they don't bounce while in transit.

· Get rid of all the gasoline or diesel from power devices a couple of days ahead of the move and leave the tank caps opened up so all fumes might evaporate.

· Utilize small baggies or boxes for screws and fasteners, and secure them to the handles or label and put in a small parts box so you'll know what should go where when it all goes back together.

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

Correct Disposal

Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and any fuels usually are not accepted on moving trucks, and it's not a smart idea 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 local landfill might have different spots for such things as batteries, computers as well as other consumer electronics, and combustible liquids.

Start Early

You should begin packing up your toolshed and also garage when you first know you're moving. DO NOT leave it for the last second because this is the most labor intensive and time-consuming component of moving. And, in case you decide that packing the garage, workshop and shed is simply too much for you to take care of on your own, do not be reluctant to enlist the help of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso a call today!


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