If you are planning a relocation, the garage can be an intimidating area with many items. From automobiles to landscaping equipment, there are a lot of decisions you need to make during the relocation.

Fortunately, we have the experience to help you make the right choices when moving items in your garage. This article will discuss several tips on moving specific items found in your home's garage. 

Automobiles and Motorcycles

When you have multiple vehicles, you may not be able to drive an automobile to your new home. The easiest option to move a vehicle is a trailer provided by a professional moving company. Most moving providers can accommodate automobiles of all sizes for your relocation.

If the vehicle is highly valuable, it's best to purchase moving insurance coverage for the automobile. You will be reimbursed if anything happens during the move damages your automobile. 

Additionally, it's best to work with a professional moving company for specialized crate storage if you have a motorcycle. The movers will know how tto strap your motorcycle properly so it arrives safely 


If you have a grill in your garage, the best way to move the item is with moving pads and straps. The moving pads will prevent the grill from being scratched or dented during the relocation.

However, you must dispose of flammable items like charcoal or propane tanks. You should not risk starting a fire by placing flammable items in a hot moving truck.

Lawncare and Landscaping Items

Most landscaping tools are designed to handle rough conditions, so you won't need to provide special treatment during the relocation. The only measure you need to take before the move is emptying the fuel tanks of equipment like:

  • Lawnmowers
  • Weed Trimmer
  • Leafblower

If you don't need to do lawncare at your next destination, you can sell your equipment on an online marketplace or give it to a friend. It's best to maximize your available space in your moving truck.


For efficient organization, you can place all of your tools in a toolbox and lock the wheels to ensure it doesn't slide during the move. Manufacturers design tools to handle wear and tear, so you shouldn't worry about damaging the items.

If you have tools with many parts, you should consider working with a moving company and using specialized crating. The crates will protect the parts from impact and keep them organized.

Paints and Flammable Liquids

Paints and flammable liquids should be discarded to protect your items and the residential movers. The inside of moving trucks can reach very high temperatures, so removing flammable items is essential.

Depending on your local area, there are different methods of discarding hazardous liquids. Speak to your local government office to learn more about disposing of your items. 

Unwanted Items

We often accumulate items in our garages that we don't need anymore. Depending on the item, you can give it to a local charity if it's items like clothing, kitchenware, or books. 

However, if you have miscellaneous building materials, you can place them on the front curb for local scrappers. The scrappers will take them to a local facility if they are metal.

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