If you're like most people, your garage is full of stuff. You may not even have enough room to park your car in there! If you're planning on moving soon, you'll need to clear out some space. In this blog post, the residential movers here at Courtesy Moving & Storage will give you tips for moving items in your garage so the process goes as smoothly as possible.

BBQ Grills and Flammable Liquids

Your grill is another item that you likely store in your garage. To make sure it is moved safely, be sure to dispose of any charcoal and propane tanks before your move and strap it down and have moving pads on hand for optimal protection. The last thing you want is something exploding because you forgot to empty out your grill. Along with charcoal and propane tanks, make sure to dispose of other flammable liquids such as: 

  • Paint

  • Oil

  • Cleaning Solutions 

Landscaping Tools

If you have a lawn in your backyard or front yard, then you might have some landscaping tools stored in your garage. From lawnmowers to trimmers, you have to take care of them before your move. You can give away your landscaping tools to someone you know or sell them. If you’d rather take them with you, make sure any liquids are disposed of properly before the move. 


Be sure, if you have a toolset, that everything is securely closed and fastened for your move. This must be done to ensure that it doesn’t open during the move. If you have larger tools that don’t fit in your toolbox, then consider getting them crated. The long distance movers here at Courtesy Moving & Storage can help take care of your tools, and other garage items, so that they are protected during your move. 

Automotive Vehicles

Your garage is likely the place where you park your automotive vehicles. Whether it is a car or a motorcycle, you have to get them prepped for your move. With vehicles like cars, trucks, and motorcycles, you have to find a way to get them moved without them getting any sort of damage during the move. Moving solutions for your automotive vehicles include:

  • Trailers

  • Reimbursement Coverage

  • Custom Crating

Stored Items

Your garage acts as another storage space in your home, which means it also has other items that you don’t need. From old furniture to smaller items like clothing, your garage can be filled with various items that you no longer want or need. You can get rid of these items by donating them to people or scrapping them. 

Prep Your Garage For The Big Move 

Packing up your garage can be a big job, but with these tips from the professional movers here at Courtesy Moving & Storage, it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Just take it one step at a time and you'll be ready to move in no time.