Figuring out how you are going to pack your shed or garage is one of the more challenging parts of your moving process. Usually, those types of belongings are hard to pack, and they take a lot of time to sort through them. Luckily, there are some way to make make this packing process a little bit easier for you:
Organizing and Sorting
Before you get to packing, sort through what is in the garage or shed. Some of these items you might not even want to take along with you. This way, you can toss or donate an unnecessary items before packing them all away. Chances are, your shed or garage is full of so many random items. If you are having a hard time sorting, try to divide the space into sections and tackle each sections one at a time. You should make two different piles of items so you can stay organized during the process. One that will be donated or thrown out and the other will be packed and moved with you. This makes it easier once you are all done. Make sure you are packing the right pile!
Dangerous Items in Your Garage or Shed
When you’re going through the garage items, you should keep in mind that some tools are too much of a danger to move because they are hazardous or forbidden by the moving company. This includes any chemicals in your garage. For safety reasons, you’re not permitted to pack and move anything flammable, explosive, or corrosive. Your best option is to find a good way to dispose of those things before packing your shed for moving.
A large amount of the things in your shed can probably fit in moving boxes, but other items may need a little more support to keep them safe during the move. For example:
- Outdoor equipment such as backyard playsets and swing sets should be carefully taken apart piece by piece and packed away. The smaller pieces should be put in a plastic bag that is clearly labeled and secured to the main elements with tape. This will guarantee you don’t accidentally misplace any necessary screws or bolts.
- Pots and planters need to be packed individually and given special care.
- For trashcans, t’s probably easier to buy new ones at your new place. However, if you absolutely want to keep that garbage can, make sure that it’s cleaned out, and the lid is secured before putting it onto the moving truck.