Your garage and storage shed are probably full of tools. Packing everything up in these spaces can be time-consuming because the items can be big, bulky, odd-shaped, or sharp. This requires a little bit of special care and attention to detail in order to pack them correctly. Here are some of the best ways to transport tools.
First, sort your items and make sure you know what you need to take and what you don’t. Tools, machinery, and outdoor equipment can sometimes be heavy and difficult to move, so if you don’t need to take it with you, consider donating it or selling it. Decluttering makes moving easier in the long run!
Once you have determined the items you want to move, find items that are of similar shape and size, such as long-handled tools, and keep them together in one bundle. If there are any attachments that need to be removed from the items, take them off and pack them separately.
Make sure that any oil or gas from the power tools is drained and put in the case that they came in, or in a separate container. If there are sharp tools, keep them together, but wrap them in old towels or thick bubble wrapping to ensure the sharp part does not injure someone as they move or unpack the box.
If you have smaller tools, take the time to go find and buy a toolbox. This will not only help you more easily transport your tools but will also save them from getting damaged during the move.
Rakes, brooms, and shovels don’t need to be packed. You can just keep them grouped together and put them in the moving truck. If you have outdoor furniture or other items to disassemble, make sure you do that before you pack all of your wrenches and screwdrivers!
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