Our garage packing tips are designed
to take the major task of packing up the garage and streamline the process for you.
Allied'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.
Allied's Packing Tips for the Garage
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
Here’s how to pack your tools
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.
- Drain oil and gas from all power tools and place in the case they came in.
- Remove all attachments from power tools and pack separately in a box.
- Place hand tools in a tool box and fill the space with crushed paper.
- Long-handled garden tools, including mops and brooms should be bundled together securely.
- Use old towels to wrap and tape any sharp-edged tools.
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.
Packing Tips for the Garage: Grill
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.
- Place small hardware in a plastic bag or old coffee can and label.
- If the parts bag can be securely attached to corresponding equipment, all the better.
- Prepare lawn mower by safely draining gasoline prior to loading day.
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, licke
seasonal decorations or ald toys.
- It may be easier just to buy new garbage cans at your destination.
- Clean cans if you plan to take them with you.
- If your cans are sealable or rollable, you may pack items in them, just don't make
them too heavy.
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:
- Automobiles should have one quarter or less fuel in the gas tank
- Check automobiles for any oil, battery acid or radiator fluid leaks
- Boats should be drained of all fuel and oil in the motor
Consult with your moving professional on the following items:
- riding mower
- gas leaf blower
- snow blower
- motor scooter
- above-ground swimming pool
- hot tub
- satellite dish
- storage shed
- swing set
- jungle gym
- dog house or kennel
Use Our Packing Tips for the Garage
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.