How to pack your garage items?

At-Home Packing Tips - October 15, 2020

Packing your house for the move is a chore, but it is not the hardest one when it comes to packing. After all, all your relatively often-used items are located in the house. Because of this, packing can be considerably easier. Then, the time comes to pack your garage items. The garage is often the last room you pack for the move. It’s full of all items you don’t need in the house and tools you maybe use twice a year. Most garages are generally overstuffed. Therefore, you will need many moving and packing supplies. To save money, it’s better to rent moving bins in NYC than to buy all of them. Here are a few tips on how to pack your garage. 

Organize and declutter before you pack your garage items 

Before you start packing your garage, you must first see what you really need to move. Go through all your items and separate them into several piles. You can make piles of smaller items by using plastic moving totes. This way, nothing will be lost. With items that you don’t need, you can sell, donate, or throw away. 

After you declutter, you will now have a real size of items you need to pack. This will help you a lot when making a decision on how many boxes you need to rent. When packing your garage, you can use a new packing concept where you will use environmentally-friendly packing supplies. You can find materials like biodegradable packing peanuts and green wrap. The green wrap is an ideal substitute for standard wrapping materials, and it’s perfect for wrapping spheric items. Additionally, you can fill green boxes with biodegradable packing peanuts. 

A family packing their home.
You can use the same boxes for your household and garage items.

Find the right moving boxes for your garage items 

For the easier packing, you need to know which packing supplies you need for a move. You can never go wrong if buy or even better rent moving boxes: cardboard or plastic ones. They come in different sizes: 

  • Small Bins 
  • Medium Bins 
  • Large Bins 
  • Dish packs
  • Mattress Boxes 
  • Mirror Boxes 
  • Custom Crates 
  • Wardrobe Boxes 

For a garage, you will need the small, medium, and large bins. Small ones come in the size of 1.5 cubic feet and they are perfect for tools that need to pack separately. Medium-size boxes are about 3 feet in size. They are good for various items that can be packed together. Large boxes are good for packing various items. However, these boxes can’t hold much weight so best to pack bulky but fluffy things. A good organization saves time, money, and relieves stress.

Tools on the wall you will have to handle when you pack your garage items.
Wrap your tools tightly to prevent damage.

How to properly pack your items in the garage 

There are a few rules you must follow when you pack your garage items. Smaller hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, or hammers should be left in the toolbox. Any items with a sharp blade need to be wrapped a couple of times with eco-bubble. Shovels, rakes, and other larger garden tools you secure together with a rope and wrap with a blanket. Empty fuel from all gas-operated machinery.

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