Garage Moving Tips

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Packing up your garage for moving can be a frustrating and time consuming process. Garages can easily become messy, accumulating tons of ephemeral objects from holiday decorations and tools and hardware. Here’s a tip from the residential moving experts at Noah’s Ark Moving moving on the best ways to move all the property in your garage.

Sorting and Organization

This isn’t fun but it’s necessary. Set apart separate areas to place items you are keeping, what you want to sell or give away, and what you want to keep that can’t be packed up by  movers. This helps because the less items you have the movers bring, the lower your moving bill will be. It’s really worth it in order to start out at your new location with a clean and organized garage.

Garage Sales

Get extra cash for your move by hosting a garage sale and advertising it on Craigslist to resell items that you don’t care to bring with you on your move. Whatever doesn’t sell can easily be donated and bagged up and hauled away on moving day.

Procure your Own Moving Supplies

Make sure to get moving supplies like bubble wrap, dollies, moving blankets, and boxes for as cheap or price free as you can get – check the Craigslist free section for people looking to recycle material that they just used for a move. It’s important to ensure that all boxes are sturdy and taped together to have maximum strength and integrity to carry all packed materials. This can’t be overstated – make sure your items are packed gingerly and carefully.

Don’t Pack anything Dangerous

Items that are hazardous, plants, plant soil, anything flammable or corrosive, power equipment with fuel, or explosives cannot be moved by moving companies. Ask your expert moving team for a list of items that they won’t transport. If you have equipment like a lawn mower you want to pack, drain it with fuel at least a day before the move and allow the fuel tank to stay open for a while so that any gas vapors can evaporate.

Figure Out how to Pack weird shaped items in advance

Strangely shaped items like rakes or shovels should be wrapped up with tape or string with the handles all in the same direction and bubble wrap covering sharp parts – then the entire bundle should be wrapped in a moving blanket. Pack power tools in the boxes they came in if you still have them, and remove all detachable parts. Organize and lock your toolbox before your move. Try to stack, fold up, or disassemble patio furniture, and pack cushions separately. Consider having bikes professionally packed.

Labeling

This should be obvious, but make sure that boxes are packed with a clear label specifying what room the items within the box will belong in – this makes the entire packing and unpacking process much easier and more efficient!

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Garage Moving Tips

garagemovingtips

Packing up your garage for moving can be a frustrating and time consuming process. Garages can easily become messy, accumulating tons of ephemeral objects from holiday decorations and tools and hardware. Here’s a tip from the residential moving experts at Noah’s Ark Moving moving on the best ways to move all the property in your garage.

Sorting and Organization

This isn’t fun but it’s necessary. Set apart separate areas to place items you are keeping, what you want to sell or give away, and what you want to keep that can’t be packed up by  movers. This helps because the less items you have the movers bring, the lower your moving bill will be. It’s really worth it in order to start out at your new location with a clean and organized garage.

Garage Sales

Get extra cash for your move by hosting a garage sale and advertising it on Craigslist to resell items that you don’t care to bring with you on your move. Whatever doesn’t sell can easily be donated and bagged up and hauled away on moving day.

Procure your Own Moving Supplies

Make sure to get moving supplies like bubble wrap, dollies, moving blankets, and boxes for as cheap or price free as you can get – check the Craigslist free section for people looking to recycle material that they just used for a move. It’s important to ensure that all boxes are sturdy and taped together to have maximum strength and integrity to carry all packed materials. This can’t be overstated – make sure your items are packed gingerly and carefully.

Don’t Pack anything Dangerous

Items that are hazardous, plants, plant soil, anything flammable or corrosive, power equipment with fuel, or explosives cannot be moved by moving companies. Ask your expert moving team for a list of items that they won’t transport. If you have equipment like a lawn mower you want to pack, drain it with fuel at least a day before the move and allow the fuel tank to stay open for a while so that any gas vapors can evaporate.

Figure Out how to Pack weird shaped items in advance

Strangely shaped items like rakes or shovels should be wrapped up with tape or string with the handles all in the same direction and bubble wrap covering sharp parts – then the entire bundle should be wrapped in a moving blanket. Pack power tools in the boxes they came in if you still have them, and remove all detachable parts. Organize and lock your toolbox before your move. Try to stack, fold up, or disassemble patio furniture, and pack cushions separately. Consider having bikes professionally packed.

Labeling

This should be obvious, but make sure that boxes are packed with a clear label specifying what room the items within the box will belong in – this makes the entire packing and unpacking process much easier and more efficient!

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