Oklahoma City 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 will be moving. Regardless of if it will be a local move in Oklahoma City or possibly a long-distance move to Oklahoma City, you are going to need to pack all your "stuff" and get it to your new house. Let's be honest…there's usually a clear distribution of labor in most homes with regards to moving--one partner oversees the house, and the other is in charge of the garage and toolshed. It's the type of stuff that sends teenagers into a craze, that Mom packs the house and Dad packs the garage. Feel free to urge them to step up and help anywhere they choose--if it is somewhere, you will not judge.

Power equipment and fishing poles--excuse me, fly rods--and lawn mowers have for ages been the man's area, and a lot men opt to sort and pack their own area than have a ruthless partner come through with an armload of rubbish bags and zero consideration for the sentimental value of a damaged pair of pliers. You might take the easy way out and call a professional moving company to pack and move everything for you….then you definitely need not go any further. However, in case you are planning to load up the garage, workshop and storage shed for your move to Oklahoma City, you will appreciate these suggestions for getting it completed.

What You Will Need

Assemble all the packing and padding materials you may need. These are definitely the essentials.

· Boxes as well as newsprint, bubble wrap, or another insulating cushioning

· Plastic bins

· Twine or rope

· Tape

· Old, thicker stockings

· Plastic containers in several dimensions

· Baggies in different sizes

· Markers and labels

· Construction-grade trash bags

Your local moving company in Oklahoma City may offer clients used boxes as well as other moving equipment at a budget friendly rate, consequently you will want to consult with them prior to paying list price for equipment at a close by retailer.

"Curate" Your Collection

Now's the time to go through all your tools and eliminate all the duplicates and the items you are not going to use. On your primary pass with a garbage bag, grab random pieces of cardboard, plastic, rope, paper, and anything else which is just plain waste. Sort through all the things and intend to give away, sell, or toss whatever you are not going to use--admit it, various pastimes do not ever quite take off and do you truly need to move all that outdated ham radio equipment?

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

Packing Tips

You're right, packing up the kitchen is easy--pretty much everything fits in boxes. Rakes and lawn mowers, not so much. Get creative with packing large, challenging, and unboxable equipment and toys. Think outside the box with padding and packing, make use of things throughout the house which fulfills your needs--there truly are no requirements here.

· Band rakes together, facing the same way, and cover the end using a blanket or bubble wrap. Put them in a trash bin for transport.

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

· Encapsulate blades and saws in unwanted socks, tape the socks in position. A little bit of Styrofoam over the end of the sharp edge prevents warping or breaking.

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

· Precision tools needs to be wrapped and cushioned snugly and boxed with plenty of insulation so they cannot bounce in transit.

· Eliminate all the gasoline or diesel from power devices a couple of days prior to the move and leave the gas tank lids opened so all vapors can evaporate.

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

· Take the batteries from any small tools, put the batteries in baggies, and tape them onto the handle.

Recommended Disposal

Batteries, paint, solvents, fertilizers, and also any fuels aren't allowed on moving trucks, and it's not a smart idea to transport 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 remaining. Your local landfill could have separate spots for items like batteries, computers as well as other electronics, as well as flammable liquids.

Start Early

You should begin packing up your toolshed and garage once you acknowledge you're moving. DO NOT leave it for the last second since this is one of 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 take care of by yourself, don't be reluctant to get the help of a professional mover. Give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City a call today!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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