Moving House? Pack Up Your Garage With Ease!
When moving house, most people leave the garage and shed until last, as they are often the most challenging to pack. The garage and shed contain all sorts of bits and pieces, from gardening equipment to sporting equipment, tools, and other belongings you probably forgot you ever owned!
Before you start packing, de-clutter and organise the garage; sell and dispose of any unwanted items. No doubt you will find old nails and screws or unused garden equipment in there. Be ruthless. If you haven’t used them in the past 6 months, safely dispose of unwanted items. Once all of these difficult decisions are made and belongings removed; both packing and unpacking will be much faster and easier, saving you time and possibly money.
Now that you’re sorted, it’s time to start packing! The following guide will help you prepare each area:
The tool shed
- Small tools can be kept in a toolbox but large tools should be separated and packed securely in professional packing cartons. Wridgways recommends allowing for a weight of 25-30 kilograms per carton, so try not to overload your boxes with large tools.
- Remove any attachments on your electrical tools for transportation. If you don’t already have them, it might be worthwhile purchasing protective covers for chainsaws and lawn mower blades.
- Smaller pieces like bolts and screws can be kept together in a small box, clearly labelled.
Gardening tools and equipment
- Remove dirt and mud from garden tools, especially if you are moving interstate or moving overseas. Due to strict quarantine regulations certain plants are not permitted to travel into certain states or countries. Removing dirt will also mean your precious furniture remains protected and dirt-free during transportation to your new home.
- When packing sharp items like gardening sheers or clippers, protect the sharp edge with plenty of packing materials, or use old towels inside cartons. If moving with Wridgways, we will provide you with plenty of professional packing paper for this task.
- Ensure fuel is drained from fuel driven appliances such as lawn mowers and whipper snippers. Fuel cannot be transported by your removalists due to its flammable nature.
- Disassemble outdoor items i.e. swing sets and cubby houses well ahead of time, placing all bolts and screws in an envelope for safekeeping. If you need assistance with this task WridgWays removalists can certainly help you. Simply ask your moving consultant for more information.
- If you have outdoor furniture, remove any cushions and pack these away in your WridgWays cartons.
- After giving your BBQ a good thorough clean, place your protective cover back on ready to be collected by your removalists.
- Make sure any gas cylinders have been emptied and certified by an authorised gas cylinder test station. Your local garage will assist you with this task. Please do not try to prepare this yourself.
Paints, Petrol and Pesticides
- Are hazardous, flammable, or simply cannot be included in your move due to safely reasons. These include Weed Killers, Pesticides. Paints, Petrol etc. If you cannot give these away to family and friends, your local council will be able to inform you of the best way to dispose of them. To find out more information about these items please refer to our Wridgways dangerous goods flyer or speak with a moving consultant today.
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Our team of local, interstate and itnernational removalists are skilled professionals, who provide understanding and care. Our services include packing, unpacking, cleaning, vehicle transport, insurance, and much more! To discuss you next move find your nearest removalist branch here.