Garage Packing Tips
Use these packing tips to destroy garage clutter while moving
While packing up your household everything might seem straightforward. You have read many packing tips on both packing and unpacking and feel like everything is ready to go. Your thoughts drift to your garage and you realize that without the family vehicle taking up space all of those tools and old boxes and bike helmets and garden supplies will have to be packed up to go. Unless you plan on calling it a loss and leaving everything behind you might need some garage packing tips. Arrow Moving and Storage is here to help. It may seem daunting at first but by following a few simple packing tips everything can be made easier.
Don’t procrastinate. Your garage is a large part of your home and if you leave it till the last minute you will definitely regret it. If you are organized enough to create a moving calendar then you should write, in big, bold letters, “ORGANIZE/PACK GARAGE” so you don’t forget. Giving yourself the time to do the job will make a huge difference in the long run.
Sort, sort, organize. Regardless of your home layout, your garage is actually a pretty big room. If you have lived in the same place long enough it has likely accumulated heaps of items ranging from tools to old toys that won’t fit in the attic to those boxes you were totally going to take to the dump last month. Before you begin the packing process you need to sort and organize everything so going into boxes will be a breeze. Try putting everything into a few categories and think about how much will fit in the boxes you have available. Bonus points for using the original box for larger items or appliances. At least you know the original box will always fit.
Get the proper tools to pack your tools. One of the most important things when it comes to packing is high quality tools to protect your items. By this we mean moving blankets, bubble wrap, quality moving boxes, sturdy tape or anything else you need to secure your items during the move. Another great items for garage packing is the simple resealable plastic bag for smaller items such as screws or nuts and bolts. Arrow Moving and Storage can help you find all of these for a great price.
Get rid of unwanted items. Why not make things easier on yourself and sell or donate any bulky items that you won’t need anymore or simply don’t want to move. Moving can be a great opportunity to reduce clutter and reorganize your life. If you have a surplus of items you are no longer using maybe it is time to organize your garage by having a garage sale.
Keep your tools handy. If you have smaller tools such as screw drivers then you want to keep those in a toolbox and make sure they are handy for use during your move. You don’t want your most useful tools being boxed up and inaccessible because you will most likely need them during the packing and unpacking portions of your move.
Protect yourself from edges. Many garage tools will have sharp edges that need to by properly protected to be packed away. Axes, knives, shears, weed cutters, are all examples of things that need special treatment. Try taking an old cardboard box, cutting a bit out the same shape as the edge you want to protect and tape the cardboard over the sharp part.
Arrow Moving and Storage are available to help you with any aspect of packing or unpacking you might need for your garage or home in general. Call us today for a free estimate and take a load off your mind.