Preparing Your Shed’s Contents To Move To A New Home

If you are moving to a new home in the near future, you are most likely busy trying to collect and package your belongings appropriately so they do not become damaged during their ride. One part of the home that needs special attention is the belongings kept in your shed. Here are some tips you can use when moving your shed's contents to a new location.

Know What To Leave Behind

When you go through the belongings you keep in your shed, set aside items that would be considered hazardous. Rather than take the risk in transporting these items in a moving truck, give them away to neighbors or dispose of them via a recycling center or waste service. This would include bags of fertilizer, pesticides, cleaning agents, chemicals, gasoline, and oil. Bringing any of these items can cause damage to your other belongings if they were to spill or come into contact with flame, making it a better idea to purchase new items once you are established within your home.

Keep Long-Handled Items Contained

Most people keep items like rakes, shovels, and tree trimmers in their home. Since these items are constructed with long handles, they need to be packaged in a way where they will not be jostling around in the moving truck so they do not damage other belongings. Wrap each long-handled item inside a blanket or comforter to keep sharp blades or edges enclosed. Use packing tape to secure the cloth around each item. Afterward, place these items inside a long, heavy-duty cardboard box. If you cannot find a box big enough, ask your moving company if they provide an enclosure to safely transport them.

Prepare Large Lawn Equipment For The Ride

If you have a lawnmower or snowblower, it will need to be protected while in the moving truck. First, drain the equipment of all liquids so they do not spill during the ride. Next, remove any loose parts from the item so they are not at risk for breakage. These parts can be placed in a plastic storage container or cardboard box. If the handle can be disassembled from one of these items, remove it, wrap it, and place it in a box or container to make more room in the truck for your other items. Use large furniture bags to give these items a bit of cushioning during the ride. The equipment may need to be wheeled on-board the truck before putting it inside of a bag.

Moving companies can provide more information and tips on this topic.