Packing Tips: Garage/Hobby Room/Storage Room

Tips From Our Expert Movers

Most garages and storage sheds take the most time to get ready for a move because they are full of oddly shaped, sharp, or heavy items that need special care to pack properly.

Professional movers say to start by safely getting rid of things that can’t be shipped, like chemicals, fertilizers, oil, and gas. Next, arrange objects that are the same size or shape together, such as pruning shears and long-handled tools. To appropriately wrap and cushion belongings, make sure you have a variety of moving boxes and newsprint on hand.



Long-handled garden tools, brooms, and mops should be securely bundled together for moving. Ensure that attachments are removed from power tools and packed separately.

Hand tools can be left in toolboxes. Fill any empty spaces with crushed paper or follow our general packing rules. For heavy tools, always use small cartons to ensure easy handling.

To protect yourself and others, use old towels to wrap and tape any sharp-edged tools.


Rakes, Brooms, and Shovels

There’s no need to pack them individually. Our movers will gather them together and bundle them in protective padding.


Lawn and Patio Furniture

Remove cushions and clean the frames. Pack the pads in a large moving carton or wardrobe box to keep them secure.



Dispose of any unused charcoal from your grill and remove the tank, as it cannot be transported in the moving van.


Pots and Planters

Individually wrap small ceramic or pottery planters with plenty of cushioning, treating them as fragile items. For large or unusual planters, we recommend consulting with our moving professionals for the best approach.


Other Items

Ask our movers what they recommend for the following items:

  • Riding mower
  • Gas-powered leaf blower
  • Snow blower
  • Motor scooter
  • Moped
  • Trampoline
  • Above-ground swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Satellite dish
  • Storage shed
  • Swing set
  • Jungle gym
  • Dog house or kennel


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At NOR-CAL Moving Services, we strive to provide you with a seamless moving experience. Trust us to handle your tools and belongings with the utmost care and professionalism. Contact us today for a stress-free move.

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