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. It doesn't matter whether it is a local move in Dallas or possibly a long-distance move to Dallas, you are going to have to pack all your "stuff" and transport it to your new residence. Truth be told…there is commonly a clear division of labor in many households when it comes to moving--one spouse oversees the home, and the other looks after the garage and also workshop. It's the sort of thing that sends adolescents into a craze, that Mom packs the home and Dad packs the garage. Go ahead and urge them to step in and help anywhere they choose--if it is somewhere, you shall not judge.

Power equipment and fishing poles--excuse me, fly rods--and mowers have for ages been the man's area, and most gents choose to organize and pack their own area than have a callous spouse come through with an armload of trash bags and no regard for the sentimental price of a damaged screwdriver. You could take the easy way out and phone a professional moving company to pack and move everything for you….then you definitely needn't peruse any further. However, in case you are planning to pack the garage, workshop and toolshed for your move to Dallas, you might be grateful for these tips to get it done.

What You Will Need

Collect all the packing and padding equipment you will need. These are definitely the basics.

· Boxes as well as newsprint, bubble wrap, or any other protecting cushioning

· Plastic containers

· Twine or rope

· Tape

· Old, thicker socks

· Plastic packing containers in various dimensions

· Baggies in assorted sizes

· Markers and labels

· Construction-grade garbage bags

Your local moving company in Dallas might supply customers used boxes as well as other moving materials at a cost-effective rate, so you might want to ask them prior to paying full price for materials at a nearby store.

"Curate" Your Things

It is the time to sort through all your tools and eliminate all the duplicates as well as the things you're not going to use. On your first pass with a garbage bag, grab random bits of cardboard, vinyl, string, papers, and everything else that's just plain trash. Go through everything and plan to donate, sell, or toss whatever you are not going to use--be honest, some pursuits never quite take off and do you truly want to move all that ancient ham radio equipment?

Have a, what is it referred to as? A yard sale to eliminate all the stuff you don't want or contribute usable stuff to an organization like Habitat for Humanity. They'll come pick it up.

Packing Recommendations

You are correct, packing up the kitchen space is simple--almost everything fits in boxes. Rakes and weed eaters, not really. Get creative with packing huge, challenging, and unboxable gear and toys. Think outside the box with padding and packing, utilize anything around the house that fulfills your needs--there truly are no guidelines here.

· Band shovels with each other, facing the same direction, and wrap the end with a blanket or bubble wrap. Put them in a trash bin for transport.

· Arrange loose screws, bolts, nails, and other small stuff into plastic containers or zip-lock bags.

· Wrap blades and saws in old socks, tape the socks into place. A simple amount of Styrofoam over the end of the blade helps prevent bending or breaking.

· Pack tools within their original packaging, should you have them. Otherwise, pad the tools and stow them inside similar-sized cartons or plastic bins.

· Precision tools should be wrapped and cushioned snugly and encased with plenty of insulating material so they do not bounce on the road.

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

· Make use of small baggies or boxes for screws and fasteners, and tape them to the handles or tag and put 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, bag the batteries, and tape them onto the handle.

Recommended Disposal

Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and any fuels will not be allowed on moving trucks, and it's not a good idea to bring them within your automobile. Leave paint for the new owners, give anything that's usable to your local Habitat for Humanity, and correctly dispose of the remainder. Your area landfill could have separate spots for items like batteries, computers along with other electronic devices, and flammable liquids.

Begin Early

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 second because this is probably the most labor intensive and time-consuming part of moving. And, if you decide that packing the garage, workshop and shed is too much that you can cope with on your own, do not be hesitant to enlist the assistance of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas a call today!


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