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When moving, the first thing people think about is their house/apartment and its main living areas. But there’s one area you should NOT forget about – your garage. Before moving, you’ll want to make sure your garage is fully packed and cleaned. Read on to learn a few tips and tricks for packing up your garage.

  • Pack your tools in a tool kit! It makes for an easy, no-mess transfer to your new home.
  • Clean your tools and garden equipment before moving. That way, you’re not tracking dirt and oil into your new garage!
  • Wrap sharp tools in bubble wrap or old towels and sheets. Doing so will help to protect anyone that’s moving them from being injured.
  • Empty the fuel from the necessary equipment (i.e. weed whackers, lawnmowers, chain saws, etc.)
  • Where possible, stack chairs. It’s easier for movers to pick up and pack them if they’re grouped together.
  • Do you have items you don’t want to take to your new home? If so, have a garage sale! It’s an easy way to get rid of stuff you don’t need and to make a few extra bucks. If items don’t sell, donate them. Learn more about why you should donate in this blog post. At the bottom of this article, we’ve included some additional locations you can donate to.
  • As a reminder, just like for the other rooms in your home, be sure to label all the boxes so the movers know where they go.
  • In the same vein as your garage, don’t forget to pack up your shed and basement!
  • Cost Estimate Reminder: When completing the estimate, make sure the estimator is aware that you have a garage, shed, and/or basement. This will ensure you get a correct estimate of moving costs and the company has the right equipment for your move.
  • IMPORTANT: Do NOT pack hazardous fluids. By law, and for safety reasons, moving companies are not allowed to move hazardous materials. Please be sure to dispose of the materials safely before moving.

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Are you planning to move soon? If so, call Beltway Movers today at (877) 830-7515. We look forward to moving you!

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…I was very pleased with the crew from Beltway Movers and how friendly and professional they were. They were on time right from the start and worked very hard to get the job done in a timely manner. The crew leader, Davis, was exceptional in assessing the move situation and packing the truck to make everything fit. Movers, Ed and Damion, were both hardworking and efficient. I would definitely recommend this crew to friends.

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The staff was very helpful and quick to respond when the mover we signed a contract with failed to show up on move day. We have a large house with lots of nice furniture, glass cabinets, etc... Our crew was incredibly skilled and they managed to move our house without damage to our belongings or the properties. The crew was very professional, friendly, and fast on both ends of the move. I would use them because the same crew that loads your truck also unloads your truck and the furniture doesn't get handled an extra time switching freight carriers. I'm a very satisfied customer.

- Chris J. May 18, 2021

The team was fantastic. Brian and Troy were phenomenal. I went back to Beltway Movers because of the excellent service Brian and his then crew provided back in July 2020. I cannot say enough positive things about them.

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