Father's Day Edition: How to Pack Your Garage, Toolshed, Or Workshop
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Power equipment and fishing poles--excuse me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have long been the man's area, and the majority of males choose to organize and pack their own domain than have a ruthless partner come through with an armload of garbage bags and no consideration for the emotional worth of a busted pair of pliers. You might take the easy way out and contact a professional moving company to pack and move the whole thing for you….then you definitely needn't read any further. Yet, in case you are planning to load up the garage, workshop and toolshed for your move to Atlanta, you will be grateful for these tips to get it completed.
What You Will Need
Assemble the packing and padding materials you will need. These are the basics.
· Boxes and newsprint, bubble wrap, or other insulating stuffing
· Plastic bins
· Twine or string
· Old, thick socks
· Plastic packing containers in a variety of dimensions
· Baggies in various sizes
· Markers as well as labels
· Construction-grade trash bags
Your local moving company in Atlanta might offer customers used boxes as well as other moving supplies at a budget friendly charge, therefore you will want to ask them prior to paying list price for materials at a nearby store.
"Curate" Your Stuff
It is the time to look through all your tools and clear away all the duplicates and also the things you're not going to utilize. On your initial pass with a trash bag, grab random parts of cardboard, vinyl, string, paper, and anything else that's just plain waste. Sift through all the things and decide to donate, sell, or toss whatever you're not going to use--be realistic, a lot of pastimes never quite take off and do you truly want to move all that old ham radio equipment?
Hold a, what is it called? A yard sale to get rid of everything you do not need or donate usable material to an group such as Habitat for Humanity. They'll come pick it up.
You happen to be correct, packing up a kitchen area is simple--everything fits in boxes. Rakes and lawn mowers, not so much. Get imaginative with packing huge, challenging, and unboxable equipment and toys. Let the creativity flow with padding and packing, use things around the house that fulfills your needs--there really are no rules here.
· Secure shovels together, facing the same way, and cover the bottom using a blanket or bubble wrap. Put them in a garbage can for transport.
· Arrange loose screws, bolts, nails, or other little objects 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 blade helps prevent warping or breaking.
· Pack tools inside their original boxes, should you have them. Otherwise, protect the tools and put them inside similar-sized boxes or plastic bins.
· Precision tools ought to be wrapped and cushioned tightly and encased with enough insulating material so they do not bounce in transit.
· Get rid of all the fuel from power tools several days before the move and leave the tank lids opened so all vapors can evaporate.
· Make use of little baggies or containers for nails and fasteners, and secure them to the handles or label and place within a small parts box so you will know exactly what will go where when it all goes back together.
· Take the batteries from all small tools, put the batteries in baggies, and tape them to the handle.
Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, as well as any fuels are not permitted on moving trucks, and it is not really a good idea to move them inside your car. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything that is useful to your local Habitat for Humanity, and appropriately dispose of the remainder. Your county landfill may have different places for things such as batteries, computers as well as other electronics, as well as combustible liquids.
You should start packing up your toolshed as well as garage when you first recognize you will be moving. DO NOT leave it for the last minute as this is quite possibly the most labor intensive and time-consuming part of moving. And, if you determine that packing the garage, workshop and shed is too much for you to handle by yourself, do not be afraid to enlist the assistance of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta a call today!
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