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3 tips for moving tools

  • September 28, 2012

3 tips for moving tools

Power tools are commonly found in garages and tool sheds, and each item serves a distinct purpose. Moving various heavy-duty equipment from one location to another requires hard work and effort, and many people devote plenty of attention to their power tools during the moving process.

Consider the following moving and packing tips for power tools.

1. Use a toolbox
Tools come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and smaller equipment can be safely stored in a toolbox. Fill this unit with bolts, nails, screws and other supplies.

Additionally, a toolbox allows people to improve their organization. Keeping supplies in a small, compact toolbox is ideal because many of these units have compartments and storage areas designated for certain items.

For example, a toolbox could include designated slots that will fit hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches. The unit may also feature a handle or wheels that make it easy to transport. Consider purchasing a toolbox that you can use to carry the maximum number of tools safely and easily.

2. Plan ahead
People who plan ahead can avoid many of the problems typically associated with moving power tools. Examine how many power tools you have and the quality of these supplies to determine whether relocating these items is viable.

A list is helpful, as it allows you to see which items you own. People can add when they last used a certain tool to the list, which could help them determine whether they will need this item at their new address.

Those who need to get rid of certain tools before they move have many options available. A yard sale gives you the chance to sell tools and other items, and you can also use the internet to sell supplies. Check to see if you can donate power tools to local organizations near your present or future home, as these groups could benefit from these items.

3. Keep things neat
An ideal move involves keeping things neat and organized. Do the best you can - a relocation can be a challenging, time-consuming process, so it's possible that power tools can get shifted around during the course of a move. Label your power tools and try to keep their cords together, and pack them safely to reduce risks.

Contact a relocation and moving company for additional assistance. These services are designed for people who need to transport power tools or other belongings to their new locations, and their staff provide continuous support throughout the process. 


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