Father's Day Edition: How to Pack Your Garage, Toolshed, Or Workshop

Pack Your GarageBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

So, you are moving. No matter if it will be a local move in Austin or perhaps a long-distance move to Austin, you're going to have to pack all your "stuff" and transport it to your new place. Let's be honest…there is usually a specific distribution of labor in the majority of homes in terms of moving--one spouse oversees the house, and the other is in charge of the garage and also toolshed. It's the kind of thing that sends adolescents into a craze, that Mom packs the residence and Dad packs the garage. Feel free to encourage them to step up and help wherever they choose--if it is somewhere, you shall not judge.

Power tools and fishing poles--excuse me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have long been the man's domain, and the majority of guys choose to organize and pack their own space than have a ruthless partner come through with an armload of rubbish bags and not any respect for the emotional worth of a busted screwdriver. You could take the easy way out and contact a professional moving company to pack and move pretty much everything for you….then you don't have to peruse any further. But, if you're intending to pack the garage, workshop and shed for your move to Austin, you might be grateful for these tips to get it completed.

What You Should Have

Gather the packing and padding materials you'll need. These are classified as the necessities.

· Boxes and newsprint, bubble wrap, or another protecting stuffing

· Plastic packing containers

· Twine or string

· Tape

· Old, thicker stockings

· Plastic storage containers in various dimensions

· Baggies in various sizes

· Markers as well as labels

· Construction-grade waste bags

Your local moving company in Austin might offer clients used boxes as well as other moving supplies at a reasonable charge, so you may want to consult with them before paying full price for equipment at a neighborhood retail store.

"Curate" Your Collection

Now's the time to go through all your tools and get rid of all the duplicates and the things you are not going to utilize. On your primary pass with a trash bag, pick up random parts of cardboard, plastic, twine, paper, and anything else which is just plain trash. Sort through everything and intend to donate, sell, or throw whatever you aren't likely to use--be realistic, various pastimes do not ever quite take off and do you really want to move all that old ham radio equipment?

Organize a, what's it known as? A yard sale to reduce everything you do not need or give away practical stuff to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. They will likely come pick it up.

Packing Tips

You happen to be right, packing up a kitchen space is straightforward--everything fits in boxes. Shovels and leaf blowers, not so much. Be innovative with packing big, challenging, and unboxable tools and toys. Let the creativity flow with padding and packing, use anything at home that fulfills your needs--there truly are no requirements here.

· Secure rakes together, facing the same way, and wrap the end by using a blanket or bubble wrap. Place them in a garbage can for transport.

· Sort loose screws, bolts, nails, or other small objects into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.

· Cover blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks in position. A small piece of Styrofoam on the end of the sharp edge helps prevent bending or breaking.

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

· Precision tools should be packaged and padded firmly and boxed with sufficient insulating material so they do not bounce in transit.

· Eliminate all the gas from power equipment a couple of days before the move and leave the gas tank caps open so all vapors might evaporate.

· Utilize small baggies or containers for screws and fasteners, and secure them to the handles or label and put inside a small parts box so you will know precisely what will go where when it all goes back together.

· Take the batteries out from any small tools, bag the batteries, and tape them onto the handle.

Appropriate Disposal

Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and any fuels will not be allowed on moving trucks, and it's not really a good plan to bring them inside your automobile. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything that is functional to your local Habitat for Humanity, and properly get rid of the remainder. Your area landfill may have different places for things like batteries, computers along with other consumer electronics, and combustible liquids.

Start Early

You need to start packing up your toolshed and garage when you first recognize you are moving. DO NOT leave it for the last second as this is probably 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 handle on your own, do not be hesitant to get the help of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin a call today!

 

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