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. Regardless of whether it's a local move in Wichita Falls or possibly a long-distance move to Wichita Falls, you're going to be required to pack all your "stuff" and transport it to your new place. Let's face it…there is often a distinct division of labor in the majority of homes with regards to moving--one spouse oversees the house, and the other is in charge of the garage along with toolshed. It's the type of thing that sends teenagers into a mania, that Mom packs the residence and Dad packs the garage. Go ahead and persuade them to step in and help any place they choose--if it is somewhere, you won't judge.

Power tools and fishing poles--pardon me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have long been the man's area, and most men prefer to sort and pack their own area than have a callous spouse come through with an armload of rubbish bags and no regard for the sentimental worth of a damaged pair of pliers. You might take the simple way out and phone a professional moving company to pack and move pretty much everything for you….in which case you needn't go any further. However, if you're intending to pack the garage, workshop and toolshed for your move to Wichita Falls, you might be grateful for these suggestions for getting it completed.

What You Will Need

Assemble all the packing and padding supplies you'll need. These are considered the essentials.

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

· Plastic containers

· Twine or string

· Tape

· Old, thicker stockings

· Plastic storage containers in a variety of dimensions

· Baggies in assorted sizes

· Markers and also labels

· Construction-grade trash bags

Your local moving company in Wichita Falls may provide clients used boxes as well as other moving supplies at a budget friendly charge, consequently you may want to ask them prior to having to pay top dollar for materials at a nearby store.

"Curate" Your Collection

Now is the time to sort through all your tools and get rid of all the duplicates and also the items you are never going to utilize. On your first pass with a waste bag, grab random parts of cardboard, vinyl, string, paper, and everything else that's merely garbage. Go through everything and decide to donate, sell, or throw whatever you're not going to use--face it, a lot of hobbies never quite take off and do you really need to move all that old ham radio equipment?

Organize a, what's it called? A garage sale to reduce everything you do not need or give away functional material to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. They may come pick it up.

Packing Tips

You happen to be right, packing up a kitchen is simple--almost everything fits in boxes. Rakes and weed eaters, not really. Get creative with packing large, cumbersome, and unboxable tools and toys. Be creative with padding and packing, use things throughout the house that satisfies your needs--there really are no rules here.

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

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

· Wrap blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks in place. A small amount of Styrofoam over the end of the sharp edge prevents warping or breaking.

· Stow tools in their original packaging, when you have them. If not, protect the tools and put them in similar-sized boxes or plastic bins.

· Precision tools should be wrapped and cushioned securely and boxed with sufficient insulation so they do not bounce while in transit.

· Get rid of all the gasoline or diesel from power devices a couple of days before the move and leave the gas tank caps opened so that all fumes will evaporate.

· Make use of small baggies or containers for nails and fasteners, and secure them to the handles or tag and place inside a small parts box so you will know exactly what will go where when it all goes back together.

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

Suitable Disposal

Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and any fuels aren't accepted on moving trucks, and it's not really a smart idea to move them within your vehicle. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything that is usable to your local Habitat for Humanity, and properly get rid of the remainder. Your area landfill could have distinct places for things like batteries, computers along with other electronics, and combustible liquids.

Commence Early

You need to start packing up your toolshed as well as garage when you first realize you're moving. DO NOT leave it for the last minute as this is quite possibly the most labor intensive and time-consuming component of moving. And, should you decide that packing the garage, workshop and shed is way too much that you can deal with without any help, do not be hesitant to get the assistance of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Wichita Falls a call today!


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