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How To Pack Your Garage For Moving

Most people put off packing their garage until the last minute. After all, who wants to deal with the large, difficult-to-pack items, like rakes and golf clubs, and likely hazardous materials. Here are a few tips for packing your garage efficiently.

Trash / Sell / Donate – The first step in packing your garage is to declutter. There are almost certainly things in your garage you’ve been meaning to get rid of but just never got around to it. This is your moment. Seize it. Start by creating 3 areas: one for items you that are trash, one for items you plan to sell, and an area for the stuff you want to donate. If you plan on having a garage sale to get rid of the items you plan to sell, go ahead and wipe down each item before you set it aside and put a price tag on it. This will save you time later.

Organize and Pack – After you finish the declutter process and you have your separate piles it’s time to start organizing and packing. Gather similar items together and wrap any items with sharp edges such as gardening sheers in old towels or bubble wrap. Then put these items in a heavy cardboard box or plastic bin. When it comes to power tools if you still have the original packaging repack them in that, otherwise use a cardboard box or plastic bin. Be sure to remove any detachable parts and keep everything together so nothing gets lost during the move. Fill in any empty space in the boxes with wadded up newspaper or packing paper for extra protection. Long or weirdly shaped items in your garage like rakes, brooms, and shovels, can be rolled up in a moving blanket and then secured with rope or twine.

Don’t Pack Up Tools You Might Need – As you’re packing up don’t forget to set aside tools you’ll need for packing other areas of your home and for unpacking later. Items you might need include:

  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Tape Measure
  • Utility Knife
  • Trash Bags
  • Basic toolbox

Alternative To Consider – If all of this still sounds terrible and you just don’t want to have to pack your garage or pack anything for that matter, there’s a solution. Call us. Moving By Design is not just a full-service moving company. We also offer complete packing and unpacking services as well. We will show up with all the necessary packing materials and carefully wrap and box your items before safely loading and securing them in the truck. Click here for a free quote.