The Sharpest Tool In The Shed
Moving house can be a mind-boggling logistical puzzle. As they say ‘it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye,’ so when it comes to packing your garage or tool shed, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place for dealing with sharp and hazardous items. There are a number of steps you can take to shift your shed in a safe and organised way. One of the best pieces of advice we can offer when it comes to providing your tools with the smoothest move possible; start early, give yourself heaps of time to get this job done and do it properly.
Get A Handle On It
Gather together all of your long-handled items. Remove dangerous or heavy attachments to be packed separately and bundle all of your long handles into one manageable bunch.
One really obvious option for moving your power tools is to simply pack them in the cases you brought them in. If you still have these, make the most of them and save yourself the headache of finding boxes strong enough to carry tonnes of tools.
Whatever you do, don’t pack all of your tools into one big back-bending box. It sounds like a no-brainer, but this tip could save you and your removalists a trip to the physio. Choose small, manageable boxes that are made from thick, strong cardboard so that you can keep the lifting light. Place each empty box on a set of digital scales and begin loading it up. Keeping each box below 20 kilograms is a great way to ensure you don’t hurt your back lifting it to and from the truck.
To avoid a fuel leak or oil spill inside your removalist truck, drain the fuel and oil from your lawn mowers, line trimmers, leaf blowers and any other equipment that runs on fuel. It might seem like a bit of a hassle but dealing with a fuel leak during the move will definitely grease your irritation more. On top of this, fuel and oil leaks are potential hazards.