Our garage packing tips are designed to take the major task of packing up the garage and streamline the process for you. Reebie’s packers and movers are experts on what needs to be done to efficiently pack up a cluttered garage or storage room. There is an easier way to sort through and pack all your garage and storage belongings.
Garage packing tips are especially useful considering how time-consuming and difficult packing up those spaces can be. Garages and storage sheds typically take the longest to pack, as they are filled with odd-shaped, sharp or heavy items that require special care to pack correctly.
Start by safely disposing of items that cannot be shipped, like pesticides, fertilizers, oil and gas. See our list of Items That Cannot Be Shipped. Next, group items of a similar size or shape together, like long-handled tools with pruning shears. Then, make sure you have an assortment of boxes and newsprint to properly wrap and cushion items.
Long-handled garden tools, as well as brooms and mops, should be bundled together securely. Attachments should be removed from power tools and packed separately.
Rakes & Brooms
Shovels, rakes, brooms and the like need not be packed; gather them together for your driver to bundle in a pad.
Lawn & Patio Furniture
Remove cushions and clean frames. Pack cushions in large carton or wardrobe.
Keep it clean and dry during transport by wrapping it in paper padding or a plastic bag and taping shut. Do not pack the weighted umbrella stand.
Dispose of any unused charcoal. Remove tank – it cannot be transported in the moving van. See our list of Items That Cannot Be Shipped.
Before moving day, dismantle children’s swing sets, TV antennas and garden sheds you plan to take with you.
Pots and Planters
Pack small ceramic or pottery planters like any fragile item – individually wrapped with plenty of cushioning. If you plan to move any large or unusual planters, consult your moving professional.
You’ll need to re-pack items in boxes that are torn, falling apart or cannot be sealed. This is usually the case with items found in attics and crawl spaces, lick seasonal decorations or old toys.
Cars, mini-vans, pickup trucks and boats can be transported to your new home by Allied on an auto transport carrier, or in some cases, aboard the moving van. Ask your Personal Relocation Consultant for details, and remember:
Consult with your moving professional on the following items:
The garage packing tips above will help you organize the clutter in your garage or storage area, then pack the belongings accordingly. After you’re done organizing, it’s likely you’ll have less to pack after throwing out all the things you don’t need any longer. Using our garage packing tips is the best way to conquer the clutter that’s been building all those years.