Moving 101: How to Effectively Pack Your Garage

Most homeowners out there don’t like packing their garages because no one wants to deal with difficult-to-pack, large items. Moreover, garages may also contain hazardous materials such as pool chemicals, paint thinners, pesticides and so on, which have to be disposed of properly. 

Thus, packing your belongings inside the garage will never be easy. However, we have some fantastic tips & tricks that you can follow to get the packing process done efficiently. 

The Proper Method To Pack Your Garage

  • Get The Packing Supplies

According to professional removalist companies in Brisbane, since the items stored inside your garage will be oddly shaped and heavy, you have to obtain some speciality boxes for the same. The boxes should be sturdy to be able to handle the weight of the items. Wrap any breakable or sharp items. Also, don’t skimp on the packing tape because you have to seal heavy boxes multiple times so that they don’t open. 

The following packing supplies you’ll need for your task:

  • Heavy-duty boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Garbage bags
  • Packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Markers for labelling boxes
  • Plastic bags to pack loose items such as screws, nails, etc. 
  • Thin wires for bundling equipment


  • Declutter

Decluttering your garage can help you get rid of items that you don’t need anymore. You can donate or sell the items you don’t require so that you can have fewer items to pack. The decluttering process might take a while to complete, but at least you’ll be sure that the time for your packing process will be less. 

  • Keep Aside Toxic Materials

When you’re in the process of decluttering, you’ll come across items that are hazardous and toxic. Be sure to gather them together in a bunch and proceed to dispose of them, if you don’t need them anymore. Ensure that the removal process is safe and it doesn’t affect the environment around you. 

Some examples of hazardous materials include:

  • Kerosene
  • Aerosol cans
  • Charcoal
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Herbicides & pesticides
  • Car batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Pool chemicals

  • Start Packing

Once you’re done with the decluttering process and have dealt with all the unwanted, toxic items from the garage, you can then proceed to pack all your belongings. The process will be straightforward and use your packing supplies generously to ensure that each item is packed properly. Create separate boxes for each item type, so that you don’t get confused later on during the unpacking process. Also, mark each box with ‘GARAGE.’

In case you don’t have time to perform the packing process all by yourself, then you can get in touch with us and let our professional moving experts and we’ll handle the rest. We use quality packing supplies so that you don’t have to worry about the moving process at all. 

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