Packing Yard and Garden Supplies Before You Move

Packing may seem like an easy task at first. Then you finish the easy shelves and realize that you have a world of equipment to work on.

Packing stuff for your yard or garden doesn’t have to be too difficult. But there are a few things you should know.

Keep these things in mind as you get ready. You’ll avoid a few problems that way.

Sort First

Like other parts of your home, your garage and shed are full of stuff you don’t use. It’s wise to get rid of those unused things before you move.

While you sort, set aside fertilizers and poisons you use to handle weeds, rodents, or insects. You probably can’t take them with you. Instead, research the safe disposal of pesticides, so you don’t pollute your local water system.

If you have many bulky tools, compare the cost of moving them to the price of replacement. And don’t worry about bringing along a ton of soil or mulch. Sometimes, it’s cheaper and easier to buy new.

Avoid Transporting Invasive Species

If your garage and shed are the last areas you pack, it might be tempting to throw it all in a box and sort it out later. But you might end up bringing something along with you that way.

Be sure to empty boxes and clean your equipment before packing. Rodents and insects like to hide in boxes in these rooms. They stay warmer that way, and they may have access to a food source.

Invasive plants may not survive without water. On the other hand, they often produce seeds that can scatter when you unpack if they’re stuck to your tools.

Find the Right Box

Almost everything you want to pack for movers should go in a box or bin of some kind. Power tools will fit best in their original boxes if you still have them—wrap shears and trimmers in bubble wrap before packing them tightly in a small box.

Rakes and shovels tend to complicate matters. In some cases, you may be able to wrap them in a pad and tape them closed. They may be challenging to pack, so it’s worth considering if you need them.

Ask About Equipment

Some moving companies can’t take large items or equipment, like a hot tub or a trampoline. Make a list of these things and ask about them when you get a quote.

When you’re packing equipment, make sure you get it ready for transport. Drain the fuel and any other liquids. Wrap sharp edges so that they don’t cut people or your other boxes.

If you have to ship equipment separately, keep in mind that shipping companies usually have rules for how they ship items, as well. Research those in advance to avoid confusion on the big day.

Movers Make it Easier

Moving your garden supplies and equipment may be one of the last things you’re thinking about as you prepare for your move. By following this advice, you’ll reduce the likelihood of an awkward situation. If you are ready to schedule your move and you want to know how professional movers can help, reach out for a price quote.