Packing up your garage or shed for a big move is one of the more challenging parts of your moving process. Usually, these items will be complex to pack, and you will also need to take some time to sort through them. Luckily, there are some procedures and tips for packing garages or sheds that will make moving this area of your home a lot simpler.
Garages can be very challenging to pack due to the high number of miscellaneous items found in them. Many various things will need to be sorted out first and then packed up.
Sorting and Organizing Items
Before you get started with packing, you should go through your garage and sort through your items to find out what you don’t use or need anymore. If your shed is very cluttered and chaotic, try breaking the space into separate quadrants so that you can thoroughly go through your things and check off each quadrant as you complete it.
Divide your items into two different piles based on what you want to do with them. If the shed items you’re going to donate, sell them, or simply throw them away and mark them so that you’ll know exactly what you’ll have to pack when moving time comes. This will help you stay organized, and help you to allot your time when you’re going through all the items.
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.