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May 15, 2019

Packing Up Your Garage: A Guide

You’re looking at that cluttered garage right now and wondering how you can get it packed up. Fortunately, this task doesn’t need to be as daunting as it initially seems. Here at Elite Self Storage we have the packing supplies and the expert tips you need to pack up any room of your house. That includes your garage. With our guide you’ll have everything packed up and ready for a move to a new place or storage unit in no time.

Determine Which Supplies You’ll Need

Make sure that you have the packing supplies you need to get everything in order. Fortunately, if you need something our storage facility probably sells it. We offer boxes of all sizes and protective items like bubble wrap, packing paper, and foam peanuts. We also have the packing supplies you may need for larger items, including furniture covers. We even have tie downs, which can keep your stuff safer in transit, and supplies like box cutters.

Sort Everything

You should also take the time to sort everything before packing it up. It may seem like a hassle, but it’s going to save you time and make things more manageable later on. You can figure out which items need to go in the garbage, what can be donated, and what actually needs to go with you. Believe us, taking care of this at the beginning of your moving process is ideal.

Prepare for Small Parts

As you sort your stuff you’ll probably realize just how many small parts have taken up residence in your garage. Drill bits and other accessories for power tools, extra screws, and a variety of other small parts that you might need also need to come along in a move. Have some sealable sandwich or freezer bags on hand so that you can keep all of these things together. You don’t want to lose stuff during a move.

Have a Plan for Hazardous Materials

Your garage can also become a home for a variety of hazardous materials. Pesticides, paints, propane tanks, chemicals, and a variety of other items probably aren’t worth packing up and moving with. Because of that, you need to know the local regulations concerning hazardous materials and plan accordingly. You want to make sure that you’re disposing of these items safely.

Be Careful with Sharp Objects

Gardening tools can pose a major hazard if not properly packed up. Use bubble wrap to cover up the sharp edges of tools like sheers or rakes, and then tie them up with a piece of string or rope. This will help protect the items in transit and it will help protect you or the movers who have to unload them.

Use Labels

Finally, labeling everything can help tremendously. If these items are going back in the garage, labeling the boxes accordingly will help your move go smoothly. You can also write handling instructions, like “This Side Up” or “Fragile” to make sure that all of your items stay intact.

Your Reliable Storage Facility in Sioux City, IA

If you’re in need of moving supplies or anything else, we’re ready to help. Contact Elite Self Storage and take care of all of your moving and storage needs today. We look forward to hearing from you!