Moving in the summer also means moving any outdoor summer equipment you own – including lawn mowers, weed whackers and other lawn and garden care equipment.
If you’re not sure you’ll be able to pack your lawn mower properly, your local moving company has expert packers on hand to get the job done professionally. If you want to take a crack at it yourself, be sure to follow these safety steps:
- First and most importantly, drain the liquid! Lawn mowers have oil and gas tanks, so be sure to empty them. Movers cannot transport hazardous materials, so you can’t drain them into containers and take them with you Your local recycling plant can tell you how to dispose of old hazardous liquid.
- Clean the lawn mower, making sure to get underneath the carriage to remove all the left over grass clippings. Use a garden hose with a strong nozzle.
- Carefully remove the blades and clean them. Get protective covers for the blades before packing them up in a box or container. Be sure to use lots of bubble wrap to protect the sides of the boxe.
- Label any boxes containing sharp items with CAUTION and SHARP ITEMS in red marker.
- Pack any attachments in a separate box together and be sure to label them.
You don’t need to take your lawn mower apart – the movers will put it in the truck last, whole and in one piece, aside from the blades and attachments. When packing a lawn mower, follow these steps for a safe move!
This is part 1 in our Summer Moving Series:
Part 1: 5 Tips to Safely Pack a Lawn Mower for a Move
Part 2: Packing Patio Furniture: What Moving Supplies Will You Need?
Part 3: Home Maintenance Moving Checklist: To-Do Before and After Moving
Part 4: Moving Tips for Summer Heatwave Safety