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Packing Tips: Garage & Storage

Packing your garage can seem like a daunting task. Packing the garage can be time consuming and difficult to pack, as these are cluttered spaces typically filled with odd-shaped, heavy or sharp items. Use Allied's garage and storage packing tips to make the entire process more organized and easier to manage. We make it easy to sort through your garage and storage belongings to pack them properly.

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Getting Started

First, dispose of any non-transportable items such as gasoline, propane tanks, fertilizers, pesticides, oil, etc. Check our list of non-transportable items to be sure you dispose of these items before you start packing. Next, group items by shape and size, such as rakes with hoes and brooms. Be sure you have a wide assortment of boxes and newsprint to properly wrap and cushion items.

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - 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.

  • Leave hand tools in the box and fill the spaces with paper, or pack each tool according to general packing rules. Always use small cartons for heavy tools
  • Wrap any sharp-edged tools in towels and tape to secure
  • Drain power tools of gasoline and oil before transport

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Rakes & Brooms

Bundle these types of items together and have them loaded onto the truck as is.

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Lawn & Patio Furniture

Remove cushions and clean frames of the furniture. Pack cushions in a large carton.

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Umbrella

Wrap the umbrella in paper padding or a plastic bag and tape it shut. Do not pack the weighted umbrella stand.

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Barbecue/Grill

Remove the tank, as it is a non-transportable item. Dispose of any unused charcoal.

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Outdoor Equipment

Disassemble any outdoor equipment prior to the move day, including play sets, swing sets, etc. Drain the lawn mower and other equipment of gasoline prior to the move day. Sometimes, it is more cost-effective to leave these items behind rather than pay to have them transported.

  • Place small hardware in a plastic bag or old coffee can and label
  • Attach the parts bag securely to the corresponding equipment

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Pots and Planters

Pack small ceramic pots or planters by individually wrapping these items with plenty of cushioning. If you have exceptionally heavy, large or unusual planters to move, let your moving company know prior to the move day.

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Trash Cans

  • It is more cost-effective and easier to purchase new trash cans at your new location
  • If you are taking your garbage cans with you, clean them prior to transport and let them dry thoroughly
  • You may pack smaller items into your garbage cans, but just be sure the cans are still moveable

Garage Packing Tips from Allied - Vehicles

Vehicles and boats can be transported to your new home by Allied 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 vehicles for any oil, battery acid or radiator fluid leaks
  • Drain boats of all fuel and oil in the motor

Before packing the following items, check with your moving company :

  • Riding Lawn Mower
  • Gas Leaf Blower
  • Snow Blower
  • Motor Scooter or Moped
  • Trampoline
  • Above-Ground Pool
  • Hot Tub or Sauna
  • Satellite Dish
  • Storage Shed
  • Swing Set or Jungle Gym
  • Dog House or Kennel

Garage Packing Tips for the Safe Packing of Your Garage

Get organized and pack your garage efficiently and safely with our garage packing tips. Once you sort the items in your garage and dispose of those things you aren't bringing with you, chances are you'll be lightening your load considerably. Conquer the clutter in your garage before moving to your new location by throwing out those items that you will not use or cannot transport to your new home.