Packing Up Shop…

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It’s done!… Well our stuff is here at least. Lots of work left to do to get the shop functional again but if feels good to have everything here safe and sound at our apartment. The new shop is a 14’x25′ garage attached to our townhouse apartment. It’s going to be super tricky to run a production shop out of this space because I lost 50sf, but I’m up to the challenge! Shop tour and many builds coming up from the new shop – you guys are going to love it!! Let me know what you want to see in the new space. U-Pack did an awesome job making their portion of the move surprisingly stress free. They genuinely come highly recommended from me for your next move and I plan on using them again in a few years for our next move!

I know we just moved a year ago and we learned a lot of things… mostly learned what not to do. This time we decided to get rid of the rental truck and use these U-Pack cubes instead. They’re a storage container system but they’re in smaller form so you can pick how many cubes you want that’s going to store the amount of stuff that you’re going to move. Then you have a few days to pack them up with all your stuff, and the best part is if you happen to order an extra one of these cubes they will take it back and not charge you for it when they pick them up (we had an extra one at our apartment!).

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Reasons that I chose to move with U-Pack:

  • Small container size let me select exactly how many containers I needed for both the shop and the apartment so I’m not paying to move a half full container. Another company quoted me and said I could only use their 16′ containers for the long distance move so I would have had to rent 2 16′ long containers!
  • They drive my stuff to my new location for me. There is always a lapse of at least a few days and having to deal with parking and driving around a rental truck just adds to an already stressful situation, I don’t ever want to do that again.
  • They’re ground level! Definitely not something to be taken for granted ESPECIALLY when moving a woodshop with so many heavy things. Not having to bring the heavy furniture down a ramp was just a plus.
  • They have storage trailer doors and not overhead doors. This means that you can pack these things super tight all the way up to the ceiling and don’t have to worry about leaving space for the door.
  • Tons of tie-downs on the interior, it was super easy to strap everything in to keep it from shifting around.
  • They fit in a parking space. This was less important at the shop, but super critical at the apartment where the parking situation is tight and there is very limited space.

 

(I was compensated by U-Pack for this post, but the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.)

It’s like the best game of Tetris ever!! @upackmoving

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Fun fact: these @upackmoving cubes can fit a 10′ kayak! Check my insta story for my shop Tetris game 😎

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Update – onto the last step, lumber racks are coming down. Basically looks exactly like 1 year ago now.

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🌯… That’s a wrap

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And that makes it official. Jackman Works DC coming up next! πŸš™πŸ’¨πŸ’¨

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We’re officially in DC! Welcome to Jackman Works DC (at least for now). Where are all my windows? πŸ˜€

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Welcome to the real Jackman Works DC, looks like a woodsho…. mess now. I got some work to do!

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