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 whether it is a local move in Tulsa or possibly a long-distance move to Tulsa, you are going to need to pack all your "stuff" and take it to your new house. Let's be honest…there's often a specific separation of labor in most households in relation to moving--one spouse manages the house, and the other is in charge of the garage and toolshed. It's the type of thing that sends teens into a mania, that Mom packs the house and Dad packs the garage. Feel free to urge them to assist and help wherever they choose--if it's somewhere, you won't judge.

Power equipment and fishing poles--excuse me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have long been the man's space, and a lot males opt to organize and pack their own area than have a ruthless spouse come through with an armload of garbage bags and zero respect for the sentimental price of a damaged screwdriver. You could take the easy way out and contact a professional moving company to pack and move the whole thing for you….then you definitely don't have to peruse any further. Yet, if you're going to load up the garage, workshop and shed for your move to Tulsa, you might like these suggestions for getting it completed.

What You'll Need

Collect all the packing and padding materials you may need. These are the necessities.

· Boxes along with newsprint, bubble wrap, or some other insulating padding

· Plastic packing containers

· Twine or string

· Tape

· Old, heavy stockings

· Plastic packing containers in a variety of sizes

· Baggies in different sizes

· Markers as well as labels

· Construction-grade garbage bags

Your local moving company in Tulsa might provide customers used boxes along with other moving equipment at a cost-effective charge, so you will want to consult with them prior to forking over top dollar for materials at a neighborhood retail store.

"Curate" Your Stuff

Now's the time to sift through all your tools and do away with all the duplicates as well as the items you're never going to use. On your initial pass with a waste bag, grab random parts of cardboard, vinyl, rope, papers, and everything else that's simply garbage. Go through all the things and decide to give away, sell, or pitch whatever you are not likely to use--be honest, some pastimes never quite take off and do you actually want to move all that ancient ham radio equipment?

Organize a, what's it known as? A yard sale to eliminate everything you do not need or contribute usable goods to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. They will come pick it up.

Packing Tips

You're right, packing up a kitchen area is straightforward--everything fits in boxes. Shovels and weed eaters, not so much. Get imaginative with packing huge, awkward, and unboxable tools and toys. Use your imagination with padding and packing, use whatever throughout the house that meets your needs--there are really no regulations here.

· Secure shovels with each other, facing the same way, and wrap the bottom with a blanket or bubble wrap. Put them in a trash can for transport.

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

· Cover blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks in place. A small piece of Styrofoam around the end of the sharp edge inhibits bending or breaking.

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

· Precision tools should be wrapped and padded firmly and encased with plenty of insulating material so they don't bounce while in transit.

· Eliminate all the gas from power tools several days prior to the move and leave the gas tank lids opened up so that all fumes will evaporate.

· Utilize little baggies or boxes for nails and fasteners, and tape them to the handles or label and put inside a small parts box so you know exactly what will go where when it all goes back together.

· Take the batteries out from all small tools, bag the batteries, and tape them on the handle.

Recommended Disposal

Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and any fuels will not be permitted on moving trucks, and it's not a good plan to bring them within your automobile. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything which is useful to your local Habitat for Humanity, and properly get rid of the remainder. Your local landfill may have separate spots for items like batteries, computers as well as other consumer electronics, and also combustible liquids.

Begin Early

You should start packing up your toolshed as well as garage once you recognize you're moving. Don't leave it for the very end because this is quite possibly the most labor intensive and time-consuming component of moving. And, if you decide that packing the garage, workshop and shed is too much that you can deal with without any help, do not be reluctant to get the aid of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa a call today!


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