How To Pack A Shed Before Moving

Professional movers like Few Moves Moving Company have all the right resources to handle the oddly shaped tools, questionable liquids, and assorted small items found in most sheds. But if you make the decision to pack yourself, follow these guidelines for safe, easy packing procedures for your shed.

Follow Safety Precautions When Packing the Shed

Sheds usually contain flammable and hazardous substances. Don’t try to move fuel like gasoline or propane. Instead, remove fuels from mowers, weed eaters, and other tanks before moving. Then secure lids tightly.

Paint and aerosol cans should be discarded. Their flammable nature makes it too dangerous to carry these in a moving truck. If you’re in doubt, ask your movers what substances are safe to keep.

Extra Careful With The Sharpest Tool in the Shed

Garden sheds contain some of the most challenging items to wrap, like lopping shears and pruning saws. Because so many of these tools are sharp, pay special attention to the business end of tools in your shed. Wrap sharp points or sides in paper or bubble wrap and tape everything closed to avoid injury during moving.

Pack your small garden items in smaller boxes, and wrap sharp and pointy items like trowels with paper or bubble wrap. Label boxes with garden tools and hand tools well so you can use care when opening them when they arrive at your new garden shed.

Moving Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture tends to be lightweight, and the best way to move it is disassembled. That will prevent too much weight or stress on the furniture inside the moving truck. Remove screws and bolts, save them in a Ziploc bag, and tape it to your furniture. Put chair pads in big clear plastic bags. Your movers will put large glass tabletops in between softer, cushioned items in the moving truck.

Load the Shed Last, Unload the Shed First

Because most shed items are relatively lightweight, your movers will often load them last. That means they come off the truck first and can be taken directly to the shed before you start unloading everything that goes in the house.

Few Moves Moving Company is a full-service, fully licensed local moving company with all the resources you need for a safe, easy move. Whether you plan to pack your shed yourself or have your movers do it, call Few Moves Moving Company in Raleigh at (919) 999-6201 or Wilmington, NC at (919) 999-6201 today. We’ll get you started on the steps you need to begin the move to your new home.