Like most people (daring not to say men) you always want a garage where every piece of tool is in its place. So, we know, packing up your garage for the move can be stressful. The best solution is, of course, getting New Orleans portable storage. But, you may have started packing, but in the meantime, your garage has turned into a real small warehouse, so you don’t know where to start. Let’s see what you can do.
Packing up your garage – where to start?
Louisiana moving and storage gives a perfect solution when it comes to packing up your garage. And we know, most of the time your garage is a place where you don’t know where everything is and where you can barely get between the wall and the car. So – where to start exactly? Here are some helpful tips that can help you pack and later make a perfectly organized garage.
A practical solution for your upcoming move
As we said, our on-site storage solution is perfect when you have to pack your garage. To make your life easier, we bring our on-site storage to your doorstep. So, when you start packing your garage, it is important to consider a few important things such as economical use of space, accessibility of all frequently used tools and equipment, as well as the safety of your car and everything you store in the garage.
All your items are safe in our storage units. This can be extremely helpful if you move across the state and need long distance movers New Orleans. Modern smart home systems can provide you with video surveillance as well as security at all times. In addition, they greatly facilitate everyday life. Imagine that the garage door opens “on the button” as soon as the car appears in the driveway or closes itself behind you! Once you solve the security issue, it is easy to organize the space and start packing with a few smart tricks.
Start with tool shelves
Start packing by putting items from your wall shelves down and making some sort of order. For example, place tools on one side, and car parts on the other side. Remember to dissemble wall shelves later on. Even if you make them yourself, you won’t need more than a day to install them in your new home. And trust us, any shelves will make the organization of tools much easier. In addition to its functionality in the form of maximum use of space, wall shelves bring visibility and tidiness, and it will be easy for you to find your way into your garage at any time.
Move to car oil cabinets
Organize car oils and lubricants, as well as all other fluids you use to care for your car. Wiper fluid, deerskin cloths for glass, cloths for wiping leather seats in your favorite vehicle, etc. Pack these items carefully and mark those boxes so they can be available if you need anything for your car. Again, our on-site units are a great solution. We don’t care in which part of Louisiana do you live – you never have to pick up a Zippy Shell container yourself. Plus, our on-site storage fits into any street or driveway, so you don’t have to worry about finding the right spot for parking our container.
Mark your boxes
Go one step further and put a content tag on all your moving boxes. Use a sticker, a hanging card, a school board ink, or a vinyl label – or something else. That way you won’t have to search the boxes looking for what you need. And it can be especially useful in a garage where some things stand for a very long time before we need them.
Think about accessibility
Once you pack shelves, cabinets, and other boxes, think about the availability of everything you keep in them. The organization of the garage space should allow you to quickly and efficiently navigate the garage, so avoid stacking garage items in two or three layers. If, for example, you have a car in the garage, and put the tools and equipment you use every day in one box, that box should be handy once you move in. Not everything will always be able to be at your fingertips, but think about what you need most so that it is available to you at all times.
Maintain order and cleanliness
We know that you are packing a garage, and it may be the dirtiest room in your house, but try to be as clean as possible. Once arranged, the garage will stay organized for a long time if you maintain order and cleanliness. Clean the floors regularly, put the tools back in their place after the job is done, and spare yourself from clutter and chaos.
Maintaining order refers to the interior of the garage, as well as to the driveway itself. Make sure that the entrance to the garage is always free and clean. In that way, your moving team can relocate your items more easily. Adjust the garage door to the gate. There are many useful and practical models of doors and sliding gates, and the affordable prices of self-supporting gates will make it easier for you to decide which one. Good luck with packing your garage!