Are you planning on moving in the near future? Then you might be looking for ways to reduce the stress of your move. Planning a move is a big job with many things demanding your attention. You should take advantage of anything you can to make your move easier—so the real question is, what is in your garage? Let your Bradford movers help you realize that your garage is a great place that you can use to make your move easier.
Step One: Clean and Purge
How long have you been in your home? If it’s been more than a year or two, there are probably hidden mysteries lurking in your garage. For some reason the garage seems to be the place where everything goes to get lost. That is why you need to spend some time cleaning your garage out.
While you may be inclined to leave the garage until last, it is actually a good place to tackle first—simply because you will probably find that many things you don’t need anymore. Separate everything into keep, donate and trash piles as you go to make things easier for you. Not only will this lessen the amount of things you have to take with you, but it allows you to make use of your garage for more than just car storage.
Step Two: Organize into Stations
It is really hard to organize a move while you are living in the place you are packing. Hallways, rooms and closets get cluttered rather quickly with boxes. That is why you can leverage your newly cleaned garage as moving stations.
Section off your garage into staging areas for different things that you are using during your move. Use garage storage shelves to store already packed and labeled boxes. Use one area of the garage as an entry to keep your shoes, coats, keys and other things you normally put in your entry room closet. Pick another part of the garage to be a staging area for all of your moving materials like boxes, tape and bubble wrap. Your garage is also a great place to store bulky items like brooms or mops.
Step Three: Storage Phase
You may be thinking about renting a storage unit to help you organize your move, but if you have a garage, you already have a built in storage unit. Park the car in the driveway or along the street until you move, and begin using your garage as if it were a storage unit.
Packed and wrapped bulky furniture, finished large boxes and anything else you pack can all get stored in the garage as you get closer to your move date. This will this help you on move day by having a central loading location.
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