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. No matter if it will be a local move in Atlanta or possibly a long-distance move to Atlanta, you are going to have to pack all your "stuff" and get it to your new house. Let's face it…there's often a distinct division of labor in most households with regards to moving--one spouse oversees the house, and the other manages the garage and also workshop. It is the type of stuff that sends teenagers into a craze, that Mom packs the home and Dad packs the garage. Feel free to urge them to step in and help anywhere they choose--if it is somewhere, you will not judge.

Power equipment and fishing poles--excuse me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have for ages been the man's domain, and a lot men opt to organize and pack their own area than have a callous partner come through with an armload of rubbish bags and zero consideration for the sentimental worth of a damaged hammer. You could take the easy way out and call a professional moving company to pack and move everything for you….then you definitely need not go any further. But, in case you are planning to load up the garage, workshop and shed for your move to Atlanta, you will appreciate these suggestions for getting it completed.

What You Will Need

Assemble all the packing and padding supplies you may need. These are considered the necessities.

· Boxes as well as newsprint, bubble wrap, or another insulating padding

· Plastic containers

· Twine or rope

· Tape

· Old, thicker stockings

· Plastic storage containers in several dimensions

· Baggies in different sizes

· Markers and also labels

· Construction-grade trash bags

Your local moving company in Atlanta may offer clients used boxes as well as other moving supplies at a budget friendly rate, consequently you will want to check with them before paying list price for equipment at a close by store.

"Curate" Your Collection

Now is the time to sift through all your tools and eliminate all the duplicates and also the things you are not going to use. On your primary pass with a trash bag, grab random pieces of cardboard, plastic, string, paper, and anything else which is just plain waste. Sort through all the things and intend to give away, sell, or throw whatever you are not going to use--be honest, various pastimes never quite take off and do you truly need to move all that ancient ham radio equipment?

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

Packing Recommendations

You are right, packing up the kitchen area is easy--pretty much everything fits in boxes. Shovels and leaf blowers, not so much. Get innovative with packing large, challenging, and unboxable equipment and toys. Think outside the box with padding and packing, make use of things around the house which fulfills your needs--there truly are no requirements here.

· Band rakes together, facing the same way, and cover the end with a blanket or bubble wrap. Put them in a trash bin for transport.

· Sort loose screws, bolts, nails, or other not so big objects into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.

· Encapsulate blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks in place. A small piece of Styrofoam over the end of the sharp edge helps prevent warping or breaking.

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

· Precision tools needs to be wrapped and cushioned snugly and boxed with plenty of insulation so they cannot bounce on the road.

· Eliminate all the gasoline or diesel from power devices a few days prior to the move and leave the gas tank lids open so all vapors might evaporate.

· Utilize little baggies or canisters for screws and fasteners, and secure them to the handles or tag and put within a small parts box so you know precisely what should go where when it all goes back together.

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

Appropriate Disposal

Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and also any fuels aren't allowed on moving trucks, and it's not a good idea to transport them in your automobile. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything that's functional to your local Habitat for Humanity, and properly get rid of the remaining. Your county landfill could have separate spots for items like batteries, computers as well as other electronics, as well as flammable liquids.

Begin Early

You should begin packing up your toolshed and also garage once you acknowledge you're moving. DO NOT leave it for the last minute since this is one of the most labor intensive and time-consuming component of moving. And, in case you determine that packing the garage, workshop and shed is too much for you to manage by yourself, you shouldn't be afraid to get the aid of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Atlanta a call today!

 

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