Packing Tools and Outdoor Equipment

Packing Tools and Outdoor Equipment

, by Maeve Reidy, 2 min reading time

The garden shed is often the dump-it-and-forget-it spot of every household. But if you're moving, you'll need to take those things with you!

Yes I know. There’s stuff in the garden shed that’ll be moving with you.

Quite often (and usually unintentionally!) the garden shed becomes the “dumping room” and anything and everything is thrown in there without much organisation to it.

It’s only when you realise that you need to take everything out of there for the new owners that panic sets in … gulp!

Here’s a couple of tips for all those tools and equipment lurking in there:

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Tools

Long-handled garden tools, as well as brooms and mops, should be bundled together securely with either rope or cable ties.

Attachments should be removed from power tools and packed separately.

Hand tools can be left in tool boxes to be transported as they are. Fill any spaces with packing paper and tape the toolboxes closed.

Always use small cartons as tools are usually heavy.

 

Outdoor Equipment

Before Moving Day, dismantle children’s swing sets, TV antennae and garden sheds (if you’re taking it with you).

Gather the pieces together and bundle together with tape or cable ties (incidentally, cable ties are very handy. Usually found in the electrical section of the hardware shop, they’ll tie very securely and can usually only be reopened by actually cutting them).

Before even attempting to transport the lawnmower, make sure to drain any petrol/fuel from it prior to the day of loading. This also goes for any petrol strimmers you may have.

 

A Final Word of Warning

If my garden shed is anything to go by(!) there will probably be half-used tins of paint or lawnmower engine oil lurking in your shed. DO NOT under any circumstances be tempted to pour it down the drain or throw it in your general waste wheelie bin! They are often manufactured using toxic chemicals so, instead, bring them to your local waste dump or Bring Centre where they can be disposed of responsibly.

 

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