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Moving the Shed

Moving the Shed 

Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.

I admit, moving the shed was a touchy subject around my house. When we first bought and put it together, we did not have a fence. So Greg was worried about someone getting into it and he wanted the door visible from the house but he didn't want it in the back portion of the yard.







It was a lengthy discussion, which I finally had to walk away because I was at the fork in the road. You know the fork. Get into a fight, or let it go. Within a month or two of installing the fence, I wanted it moved. Worried that it was going to be a "hire a crane operator" kind of project, didn't think my wish would stick to the wall.

But it did and we finally gave up a weekend to get it done before our first major snowfall. We bought 4 x 4 fence posts that were square and also bought the cheap round ones that around here are usually used for cattle fencing. Above is a view of where it used to be. Below is what I see now and I am already making garden plans.


Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.

I pulled everything out before Greg started jacking up the shed to place the 4 x 4's underneath. Just to be clear, leveling the new area and prepping it with concrete footers took the longest. Actually using car jacks and raising, and rolling the shed took about an hour.

It moved perfectly. We were prepared to "have to" take it apart and put it back together.


Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.




You really see how much crap you have when you empty a shed out. You also get a superior sense of  Marie Kondo organization when you see everything you had in your shed too. I had a lot of "wow moments" about how good we are at organization.


Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.

I also see things that need to go to the dump really quick. Like, before we put up Christmas lights quick. A garage window that is going to get white blinds on it, regardless of whether the male co owner thinks license plates look better as window covering and a coat of paint. 

Maybe a future window box, some tallish raised planting beds made out of black railroad ties that are tall enough for an old broad to sit down and garden. Plus, maybe even re-use the round fence posts and put a rustic border around the new cut garden to keep critters out?


Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.


Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.




Using a car jack, Greg basically jacked up one corner or side of the shed to be able to slide 4 x 4 underneath and then used the round fence posts to roll the shed by placing them on top of the 4 x 4's. There are tons of videos on Youtube to give a DIYer some ideas on how to do it. You can use your lawnmower too if you want.

Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.
We took some time to throw away what we didn't need anymore and halfway before Greg was done moving the shed, I already had visions of how things can look for the Holidays with lights and metal trees.


Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.


Moving a shed doesn't have to be a huge project. Using a little ingenuity and two car jacks one person can move a shed using the right materials.

Garden planning for next Spring has already begun!






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