The kitchen is one of the hardest place in your home to pack up, but the garage is definitely up there in terms of difficulty. The garage is a haven for storing all of your large and unruly necessities that don’t have a place in the house itself. It’s also usually the last place to get packed, which means by the time you get there you’d rather just throw everything in a box and get going. Although packing up your garage may not be first on your to-do list, it still has to get done. So, here are some tips for getting it done as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Get Organized First
Like all other rooms in your house, figuring out how to pack a garage starts with figuring out how to get rid of things. Often times the garage becomes a depository for junk, and chances are it is filled with lots of items that you no longer want or need. You just need to go through the clutter and sort it out.
Remember, don’t just pack everything you see because you’re ready to be done. Getting rid of things now is helpful for both the move itself and unpacking, so take the time to get rid of the things that no longer serve a purpose in your life.
Gather Your Supplies
In order to pack up your garage, you need to have the right supplies for the job. A lot of your typical garage items are bulky and oddly shaped, so you’ll need some heavy-duty boxes and plenty of moving blankets to keep everything safe.
Garage items can cause some challenges when it comes to packing, so it’s important to always keep safety in mind when getting these things ready for the move. Start off by separating tools from their power chords, batteries, and attachments and storing them in the carrying cases they came in. Fill up the space in between the items with smaller towels or linens to reduce the chance that things will get moved around.
Clean Before You Pack
The garage is home to dust, bugs and all other types of debris, so you’ll want to wipe you’re your belongings before packing them into boxes. Yes, it’s one extra step, but you’ll be glad you did it when you’re not unpacking a bunch of dirty items at your new house.
Label Your Boxes
The items in your garage are there for a reason. To make sure that they don’t end up inside your house, be sure to label them “GARAGE.” Packing up your garage isn’t the simplest task, but it’s actually easier than you think. Once you get your stuff organized and into piles, it’s really just a matter of getting the right supplies and packing everything up smartly and safely.
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