A Homeowner’s Guide To Preparing Your Garage Items For Professional Movers

Just about anyone can help you understand how to get your home ready for professional movers to arrive. It is as simple as making sure you have everything packed up and ready to go. However, walk into the garage of your home and one look will tell you that this is not the average moving job. The fact is, there are things in the garage that have to be handled quite a bit differently than your personal belongings inside the house. Here are a few things you should do in order to get your garage prepared for professional movers to arrive.

Motorized Equipment

The lawnmower, weedeater, and the motorized garden tiller are all examples of motorized equipment that may have special considerations when you are in the middle of a move. The main reason for this fact is these things have fluids that may leak during transport and may have to be loaded separately from the items that came from the inside of your home. The last thing you want is for your gas-powered weedeater to be loaded with your sofa, as you will end up with a piece of furniture that smells pretty bad.

If possible, you should drain fluids, such as oil and gasoline, from your motorized equipment before the move. This will prevent leakage in the truck and when the items are being maneuvered by professional movers. Furthermore, you should make arrangements with the moving company for the items in your garage to be hauled separately, or sanctioned off from the rest of the truck with heavy plastic. 

Fluids and Chemicals

The garage tends to be the landing place for all kinds of toxic chemicals from the rest of the property. Whether it is a half used can of paint or a gallon of kerosene leftover from last winter, all of this is considered a chemical component. Every moving company will have guidelines about carrying these chemicals with the load of other moveables. Some professional movers will require that these items be eliminated from the load for safety reasons. Therefore, you should make arrangements and ask questions ahead of time about these items.

The garage is filled with odd, heavy, and sometimes even dangerous items that will have to be handled differently when you move. Being will prepared in advance for moving these items is the best way to make sure your move goes as planned with as few hiccups as possible. For more information, talk to a company like Frank and Sons Moving and Storage Inc. Agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving.