You’ll need the following materials:
Garage packing tips are especially useful considering how time-consuming and difficult packing up those spaces can be. Garages and storage sheds typically take the longest to pack, as they are filled with odd-shaped, sharp or heavy items that require special care to pack correctly.
Start by safely disposing of items that cannot be shipped, like pesticides, fertilizers, oil and gas. Next, group items of a similar size or shape together, like long-handled tools with pruning shears. Then, make sure you have an assortment of boxes and newsprint to properly wrap and cushion items.
Long-handled garden tools, as well as brooms and mops, should be bundled together securely. Attachments should be removed from power tools and packed separately.
Shovels, rakes, brooms and the like need not be packed; gather them together for your driver to bundle in a pad.
Remove cushions and clean frames. Pack cushions in large carton or wardrobe.
Keep it clean and dry during transport by wrapping it in paper padding or a plastic bag and taping shut. Do not pack the weighted umbrella stand.
Dispose of any unused charcoal. Remove tank – it cannot be transported in the moving van. See our list of Items That Cannot Be Shipped.
Before moving day, dismantle children’s swing sets, TV antennas and garden sheds you plan to take with you.
Pack small ceramic or pottery planters like any fragile item – individually wrapped with plenty of cushioning. If you plan to move any large or unusual planters, consult your moving professional. You’ll need to re-pack items in boxes that are torn, falling apart or cannot be sealed. This is usually the case with items found in attics and crawl spaces, like seasonal decorations or old toys.
Non-transportable items are a significant consideration when moving. These non-transportable items can range from hazardous materials to high-value items such as jewelry. Your belongings that are irreplaceable, such as family photos, sensitive documents are also non-transportable items. It’s important to recognize your belongings that should not be packed and moved to save undue stress or harm that could be caused by transporting them. Slidell has put together a list of examples of non-transportable items you should not pack and transport with the rest of your shipment. As you go through the list, you can appropriately determine how to handle the non-transportable items for your upcoming move.
The following items are examples of items that moving companies, by federal law or internal policy, cannot transport.
Hazardous materials such as explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials are not allowed for transport.
Transport items of personal importance or sentimental value with you, such as:
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