Tips for Packing Garden Tools and Lawn Supplies


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The real estate market is hot, job opportunities are abundant, and that has many considering a move. If a move is in the cards for you, that means packing and preparing will soon be at the top of your to-do list.   

As you get started, think about things you’re going to pack and what you’re going to donate or leave  behind. Some people leave behind books, appliances and old furniture they don’t use anymore or that the buyers have asked to convey with the property. Depending on where you’re going, that might include some of your lawn and garden tools and supplies. 

If you’re planning to take those with you, we’ve got a few tips about moving lawn tools and what your movers can and cannot load in their trucks. For reference, check out this list of what you can and can’t load onto the moving truck. Keep reading to learn about packing lawn tools and moving lawn and garden supplies. 

What Can We Bring With Us When We Move? 

For safety reasons, there are some items that you’re not allowed to load into your moving truck. We aren’t allowed to transport items like combustibles or chemicals. These “non-allowable” items include, but aren’t limited to, the following: 

  • Alcohol
  • Car batteries 
  • Motor oil
  • Fireworks 
  • Firearms

We suggest you carry any valuable items you may want to bring with you during your move. If you must put some of your items in storage during your move, the same non-allowable items list applies. 

Pro Tip: When packing items for transport and storage, always load the heaviest items on the bottom to avoid damage.  

Packing Sharp Tools  

We urge you to clean out your garage long before your moving day. This will help you find any lawn and gardening tools you may want to bring to your new home. Additionally, any storage areas must be emptied before moving day and items in those areas should be moved into the main level of your home. 

Some products you may find include pesticides, wheel-barrows and so much more. Keep in mind, there are some items we cannot ship to your new home for safety purposes. This includes paint thinner, pesticides, and fertilizer, so you may need to leave these items behind. 

Before moving, dispose of these materials safely. Do not dump them down any drain or into your trash. 

While you’re packing, think about downsizing your supplies. We suggest placing small lawn and gardening tools into a toolbox for safekeeping. This also reduces space within some of your boxes and keeps like-items together. 

When packing bigger items, like power tools, remember these safety tips.

  • Remove attachments and wrap to protect them
  • Drain oil and gas from tools and lawn care equipment
  • Wrap cord around tool
  • Wrap the tool in old clothing or towels
  • Put the tool in a box with all cords and attachments to keep them paired together
  • Close the box and label with room and list of contents

These tips may help you store your tools a little easier. Having trouble packing some of these items? Our packing services are available to help streamline the process and ensure that your items are properly prepared for transport. 

Safely Packing Lawn and Garden Tools 

Moving can be a huge step for any family and sometimes in the excitement to get the move completed, safety takes a back seat.

Make sure when packing garden tools you keep safety in mind. Wrapping sharp tools in paper or padding helps keep you and us minimize the injury risk of moving these items. 

Tape the wrapping to secure it and be sure to write “sharp” or “blade” on the outside so movers know to handle the item with care.

If you choose to transport items from our non-allowable list in your own vehicle, be sure to seal them and store them in an upright position, turn on any safety features and lock tools and equipment in a safe or “transport” position to minimize injury risk. Looking for more packing tips and assistance? We’re here to help. Reach out to us today to schedule your move with the help of our expert movers.

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