4 Tips for Packing Your Tools and Equipment for a Move

Moving can be stressful for anyone. You’ll need to pack up all of your clothes, furniture and other belongings, but you also can’t forget about the rest of your home and specifically your garage. If you have tools and equipment in your garage that you’ll need to pack up along with the rest of your belongings, there are some tips that you should know about to help make the process easier and quicker.

1. Make sure that you have the proper packing supplies.

Packing supplies should be the first thing that you attend to as you pack up for your big move. You should have cardboard boxes that are sturdy and reinforced, bubble wrap, packing tape and a large permanent marker so that you can mark boxes for the appropriate locations in your new home. These items cost money, by they’re worth it in the end. Never pack your belongings and especially not your tools and equipment in things like towels, bed linens and clothing as your towels, bed linens and clothing will almost surely be ruined in the process.

2. Get rid of tools and equipment that you don’t need before moving.

It’s always a good idea to go through your things before moving and get rid of items that she don’t use anymore. This is a great way to purge your belongings and save on moving costs as well. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to move some specific items such as flammable liquids, oils and other combustible or dangerous items from your garage or workshop, so you’ll need to get rid of these as soon as possible. Remember that there is a protocol for getting rid of specific liquids like linseed oil and turpentine because they are flammable.

3. Cover the sharp ends of tools.

If you have garden tools that have sharp ends, make sure that they are covered with bubble wrap or a blanket. You don’t want these to cause injuries by being displaced during your move or picked up in the wrong way.

4. Put the smallest things in toolboxes or cardboard boxes.

Small tools should not be put into bags or cardboard boxes that might fall apart at any moment. Instead, use the toolboxes that you have to store small and sharp items that could possibly be dangerous. If you don’t have enough toolboxes to house all of these things, you can also use sturdy cardboard boxes. Reinforce the cardboard boxes with duct tape to make sure that they stay together during your journey.

Use the tips listed above to make moving much easier when you need to pack away equipment and tools in addition to the other things that you own.