There are a ton of reasons for organizing your garage. Maybe you’re moving and you need to pack, maybe you need more room for your cars, maybe you really want that work station that you’ve been dreaming of. No matter the reason, Pacific Experts Garage Door is here to help you with our 5 steps for packing your garage. A little bit of planning and preparation can go a long way.
Out With the Old (Garage Sale)
The first step in packing up your garage should be differentiating between what’s worth keeping and what you can live without. A good way to do this is to separate your garage into three categories: trash, worth keeping, and not worth keeping. Throw the trash out and sell what you don’t really want. A garage sale is the best way to clear out the extra clutter so that you know you want to keep what’s left. This is a great time to clean your garage before it gets cluttered.
Get Supplies (Boxes, Tape, Furniture Blankets).
Before you can pack, you’ll need to pick up some supplies. Sturdy boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and some furniture blankets should cover all of the bases.
What not to pack
Next, you’ll want to separate your belongings into two piles. The first pile should be items that you don’t want to box up like aerosol cans, paint, pesticides, or other hazardous chemicals. Most moving companies are not permitted to move flammable items, so it’s best to not have these items boxed up. Everything else you can start packing away into boxes.
How to pack
If you haven’t already caught on, the best way to pack up your garage is to compartmentalize everything. This will make your life easier later on when you have a need for these items. Similar items will be packed together making them easy to find.
Begin by adding a layer of bubble wrap to the bottom of each box. Then, neatly place everything that will fit in the boxes. The rest of your belongings that don’t fit in boxes should be neatly stored together.
Have you ever had to dig in your garage or tool shed for a box of decorations? You know it’s in there somewhere but you’ll have to dig through 30 boxes before you find it? You can avoid that situation entirely by labeling every box that you pack before you’ve even finished taping it up. This will help you keep everything you need organized.