Tips for Packing the Garage and Shed

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When preparing your home for a big move, you might not be thinking about the outdoor furniture, tools, and car supplies tucked neatly away in the garage or shed. There are a few different things to keep in mind when it comes to packing the garage and this guide can help you get started.


Safety First

You may have a lot of tools and items in your shed that are perfectly safe when stored but might cause issues during transit. Begin dismantling the power tools and storing them carefully so no sharp edges or points are sticking out. You will also want to drain the gas and oil from the power tools, so they don’t leak or cause a fire hazard during the move and dispose of any hazardous materials, as they are illegal to move. Regular tools should be boxed and stored carefully as well but remember to leave the tools you need for moving, like screwdrivers and hammers, available for use.

Be Prepared For Goodbyes

Moving gardening and car supplies can be very challenging and is often not worth the expense or the time involved. During your move, you’re probably going to want to host a garage sale or sell some large ticket items, and a lot of it is likely going to come from your outdoor space. Be honest with yourself both about what you really need and how much space you’ll have in your new home’s garage.

Start Early

The garage is usually a bigger task than you expect it to be, and it’s often a bit icky. While cleaning out your closets or bookshelves is time-consuming, garage spaces often involve getting dirty and coming across bugs and paint or oil. Give yourself plenty of time to tackle the garage once the moving process begins, because you don’t want to be exhausted from the rest of the house when you first get started.

Get the Right Materials

You’ll use a lot of the same materials for packing the garage as you will packing the house but remember that tools and storage equipment can be heavy and dirty, so you want to upgrade to more utility products to ensure everything travels safely. Take an honest look at your garage and decide what kind of packing materials, boxes, tapes, and bubble wrap you’ll need to do the job right.

Don’t Forget About the Appliances

If you have an extra refrigerator, space heater, or other appliance in your garage, you’ll have to decide if it’s worth moving into your new home. If it is, then you’ll want to be sure to pick up moving wraps to ensure they don’t get damaged or scratched in transit.

Think About Your Vehicles

Chances are good you have at least one vehicle in your garage, and you’ll need to approach transporting it carefully. Boats need to have a completely empty gas tank before they can be moved, and cars should only have about a quarter tank of gas for transit (unless you’re driving it, of course!).

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