Moving tools and heavy equipment
Your garage, shed, or shop might be a place that you’d write off as being easy to move. It might already act like a ‘storage space’ with things in tote bins or packed away in boxes. However, it is important to consider a strategy for moving any motorized equipment, or tools that are sharp, heavy, and oddly shaped.
If your moving day is a rainy one, you’ll of course want to take extra care since metals are prone to rusting. Whether you’ve got a single table saw or a cabinet of tools to move, here are some tips to deal with your tools and heavy equipment in a move.
Gather the necessary resources to move heavy equipment safely
We’ve already mentioned the tools and equipment required to move a shed, so it’s no surprise that you may need additional equipment to move your tools. Depending on your situation, you may have to move an anvil, a steel workbench, a jointer, etc– these things are extremely heavy! (Almost as heavy as moving a piano!)
In some cases, your local moving company likely has the resources to move heavy equipment. Things like jacks, a dolly, and wide canvas straps are commonly needed to transport heavy objects– so don’t be shy to ask your moving company for help! Otherwise, listings on Craigslist or Kijiji might have the above, as well as carts, ropes, large bins, etc.
Identify potential hazards with your local movers
Some equipment might have its own precautions that you should make your moving team aware of. For example, safety covers on a saw blade need to be securely fastened into place. Also, power cords need to be tightly bound (plastic fasteners will do) to avoid breaking and being a tripping hazard when carried. Any sharp edges, whether it be the blade of a hand saw or a shovel, should be facing downward in transit to minimize damage of nearby things.
Organize your tools and equipment before moving day so your movers can easily see what precautions to take– it’ll make for a safer and efficient move.
Turn old tools into a profit!
Moving can be a perfect opportunity to get rid of stuff you don’t need. Some tools have specific uses that you might have only needed once. Help alleviate the costs of moving and list tools that are collecting dust on both Vancouver Craigslist and Kijiji.
Some bigger ticket items might be able to be sold at a Vancouver auction. We’ve previously written about auctioning furniture, so it might be a good place to start if you have never been involved in one.
Hire a moving company to help with the heavy lifting!
We are a local moving company that is eager to help you move anything, anywhere. Our trained team of movers has the necessary equipment and resources to get you and your heavy tools where they need to go! Call us at 604-922-2212 or visit us online to get a quick quote!