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Packing up everything in your home garage, shed, or outdoor shop could be a bit ominous, since there are not very many articles online that go in depth on the matter. Many households use their garage to park and store motor vehicles, stow away lawn tools, organize lawn tools and workout equipment, as well as store a lot of household goods that simply do not fit in the actual house. Before you can begin moving, your first have to remove some of the clutter that has accumulated over the years.
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Before worrying about the unnecessary stuff, you must first tackle the items in your garage that need special attention. If you use your garage to work on cars or other motor equipment, then you likely have old cans of oil and gasoline lying around, Begin your garage clean-out by safely disposing of these items. Don’t forget to also get rid of garden chemicals or fertilizers, as well as paint or cans that are pressurized. Many moving companies do not allow this things into their trucks anyway. They can catch fire or leak, thus creating a safety hazard. Large cities often have many places where you can safely dispose of these items. After these things are gone, worry about old wood and other building items. Wood stains, paint thinners, or varnishes should have secured lids and be clearly marked in their own box separate from everything else.
It is very likely that you have collected hundreds of miscellaneous bolts, screws, and nuts. If you are already organized then you likely have these items in some sort of container so you can find the appropriate parts more easily. Make sure any container that has small parts in it is securely closed, to avoid parts spilling everywhere during transport. If you have a drawer full of random metal pieces or other small random objects that you cannot ponder an immediate use for, then it i likely a good idea to just recycle them.
Handheld tools such as hammers, pliers, and screwdrivers can be transported in toolboxes that can be closed or moving boxes that can be fastened shut with tape. Wrap sharp items with tape. Items that should have their blades protected with tape include saws, planers, and chisels. Wrapping their blades with tape will protect them from rubbing against other tools and becoming dull, as well as the hands of anyone who happens to reach inside of the box for anything. Larger bladed tools, such as table saws and drills should be wrapped in packing paper, tape, and placed in a clearly marked box. Or, pack them in their original packing if it is still lying around somewhere.
Clamps can be shipped in plastic wrap or fastened together with cleaning rags. Smaller camps can be placed in a marked box. Cardboard or foam can be used to protect larger clamps during the move. Tools can also be transported in luggages or sport bags, given that the tools are not too dirty or greasy.
You should seek some help if your move requires you to move very large work equipment, like planers and saws. If you have the help you need to move them onto the truck, you should then make sure that they are secured in the truck. Try to take these items apart as much as possible in order to make transporting them a little easier. At the very least you should take the blades off of these items so no one gets injured when moving them. Be sure that you know how to reassemble the items. if you feel as though you wont remember how to put them back together, then take some photos or find a manual online for the specific machinery you have.
If you are going to move a workbench, then you should first examine it to determine the best way in which to move it. If the workbench is not in the best shape, or if the top is covered in chips or scratches, it is probably not worth the time and energy involved in moving it to your new garage or workspace. It would be simpler to just purchase a new one in you new location.
Gasoline powered yard equipment and tools need to be prepared prior to the move. You have to drain all of the equipment of the fuel before the move to prevent flammability. Doing this will reduce the risk of spilling any fuel during transport as well as decreases the chance of spilling fuel and creating a fire. Almost all companies do not allow you to move anything that contains any kind of fuel or flammable materials. Handle lawn mower blades the same way you would handle any other kind of bladed equipment. Wrap the blades in tape or just take them off to prevent a potential danger. Take old fuel to a mechanics garage or recycle center.