Moving items in your garage during a home relocation will present some challenges. After all, a garage houses different items such as tools, liquids, and belongings you no longer need. Here are some tips to help you deal with such items while moving.


If you can’t drive one of your automobiles to your new home, or there’s a vintage or kit/hobby car you want to transport, the trailers of leading professional residential moving companies can accommodate most sizes of vehicles. If the vehicle is vintage and expensive, additional reimbursement coverage will come in handy in the event of accidental damage during transport.

Transporting Motorcycles

Motorcycles aren’t just heavy and difficult to move, but they also tip over easily. That’s why special care should be taken for their safety. That can be done with specialized crating and proper tie-down straps to ensure adequate transport.

You can purchase the shipping crates on the internet. However, long-distance movers from a household moving company are trained to properly prep for motorcycle shipping.

Lawncare & Landscaping Items

If you’re calling it quits for yard work at your new home, you can sell your lawn mower, yard tools, and other gardening equipment to a friend, family member, or neighbor. On second thought, you can leave them behind as a welcome gift for the incoming occupant to use. You might also want to take them with you. Thankfully, yard tools can take rough treatment, so there’s no need for any special treatment. As for your fuel storage containers, empty them before transport.

Paints and Flammable Liquids

These can be tricky to transport, even for skilled residential movers. But you should properly dispose of any liquids, especially flammable liquids. Ensure you check with the local authorities regarding their rules for disposing of hazardous liquids.

Grilling Equipment

Moving pads and straps will ensure that the exterior of your grill is protected. However, ensure that grates and other items inside the grill are properly secured to avoid damage to the grill’s interior during transport. Get rid of any charcoal briquettes and propane tanks before moving. Propane tanks can explode in transit. If you don’t want to take them along, sell the tanks to places that will purchase them from you.


Do you have a tool chest in your garage? Place all the tools inside the chest and lock the doors and drawers, so they don’t spill their content during the moving process. If you have wood or metal working equipment in your garage, crating them is a great idea, especially if they have complex components. Skilled and experienced home movers can help you decide if that step would be necessary. Further, engage any wheel locking mechanisms on your tool chest once in the truck to prevent any movement during transport.

Unwanted Items

Over time, a garage becomes a host to a variety of unwanted items. You can transport some of your unwanted household items to a local charity. If you have large items like unwanted grills or garden and patio furniture in your garage, place them on the curb a day before garbage pickup. Local scrappers moving through neighborhoods on garbage pickup days can sell them to a local facility for their scrap value.

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Are you ready to transport your household items, including those in your garage? Contact Peroulas Moving & Storage now! As the leading moving and storage company and an agent for North American Van Lines, we can safely pack and transport different sizes of items across varying distances. With more than 85 years of combined experience, you can trust our professionals to provide you with world-class residential relocation services. Call today to plan your upcoming move with our moving specialists. You can also fill out our online form to get started with a free quote.