Houston Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
June 16, 2019

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. Regardless of if it will be a local move in Houston or a long-distance move to Houston, you're going to have to pack all your "stuff" and transport it to your new home. Let's be honest…there is usually a specific distribution of labor in the majority of households in terms of moving--one spouse oversees the house, and the other is in charge of the garage and toolshed. It's the sort 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 in 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 area, 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 value 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. However, if you're intending to pack the garage, workshop and storage shed for your move to Houston, you may be grateful for these pointers to get it completed.

What You Should Have

Gather the packing and padding supplies you'll need. These are classified as the essentials.

· Boxes along with newsprint, bubble wrap, or another protecting stuffing

· Plastic packing containers

· Twine or string

· Tape

· Old, thicker stockings

· Plastic storage containers in a variety of sizes

· Baggies in assorted sizes

· Markers as well as labels

· Construction-grade waste bags

Your local moving company in Houston might offer clients used boxes as well as other moving supplies at a budget friendly charge, therefore you may want to check with them prior to paying top dollar for equipment at a neighborhood retail store.

"Curate" Your Stuff

Now is the time to sift through all your tools and get rid of all the duplicates and also 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 plan to donate, sell, or throw whatever you're not likely to use--be realistic, some hobbies do not ever quite take off and do you actually wish 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 donate practical stuff to an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. They will come pick it up.

Packing Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Remove all the fuel from power tools a couple of days prior to the move and leave the gas tank caps opened so all vapors can evaporate.

· Utilize small baggies or canisters for screws and fasteners, and secure them to the handles or label and place in a small parts box so you will know precisely what goes 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 aren't allowed on moving trucks, and it's not really a good plan to bring them in your automobile. Leave paint for the new owners, donate anything that's usable 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 and other consumer electronics, as well as 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 minute as this is quite possibly the most labor intensive and time-consuming component of moving. And, in case you determine that packing the garage, workshop and shed is simply too much for you to handle on your own, do not be hesitant to get the aid of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston a call today!


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The Mickelson Family
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