With professional residential movers by your side, the potential for a smooth and convenient home relocation gets some much-needed boost. But taking out items from your garage can still present a problem. For this reason, you should apply these innovative tips during your move.

Paints and Flammable Liquids

With paints and flammable liquids, there’s a huge risk of fire. You can prevent that by properly disposing of such items before you move. But first, you and the home movers should check with local authorities to learn about their rules for disposing of hazardous liquids.

Lawn Care & Landscaping Items

Unless you’re going to keep doing some yard work at your new residence, try to sell your lawn mower and other yard care tools to a friend, family member, or neighbor. Another option is leaving them behind as a welcome gift for the new occupant. However, they might prove useful in your new place, so if you want to take them, they won’t require any special treatment. Just empty any fuel storage containers before any transportation.


If you are unable to drive one of your automobiles to your new home, or you have a vintage or kit/hobby car you need to transport, most professional residential moving companies have trailers that can accommodate most sizes of vehicles. If the vintage vehicle is worth a lot of money, consider purchasing additional reimbursement coverage in the event of accidental damage during transport.


It’s no secret that motorcycles are heavy and easy to tip over. That’s why you should give them special care to ensure their safety during transport. Using specialized crating with proper tie-down straps is recommended for proper transportation. Moreover, motorcycle shipping crates can be purchased via the internet. However, your local household moving company has professionals trained on how to properly prep for motorcycle shipping.

Grilling Equipment

While moving pads and straps will protect the exterior of your grill, you should make sure that grates and any other items within the grill are properly secured. This way, they don’t damage the grill’s interior during transport. Dispose of any charcoal briquettes and propane tanks before initiating the move—you don’t want to risk a propane tank exploding while in transit. Besides, you can sell the tanks to places that buy them.


If you have a tool chest in your garage, ensure that all the tools are inside before locking the doors and drawers, so they don’t open during the moving process. Also, if you have wood or metal working equipment in your garage, putting them in crates is an option to consider, especially if they have many complex parts. Professional long-distance movers can help you decide if that step would be necessary. Apply any wheel locking mechanisms on the chest/equipment once in the truck to prevent any movement during transport.

Unwanted Items

A garage gradually gets to a stage where it’s dominated by unwanted items. You can drop off some of such items at a local charity. If you have large unwanted items like patio furniture or grills, you can keep them on the curb the day before garbage pickup. Local scrappers often drive through neighborhoods on garbage pickup days looking for metal items they can sell to a local facility at their scrap value.

Learn More About Our Professional Moving Services in Worcester

Do you want a move streamlined to take care of your belongings, including items from your garage? Liberty Movers has delivered trusted residential relocation services since 1920, and our commitment to customer satisfaction takes precedence, regardless of the type of move. We run an award-winning, BBB-accredited moving and storage company. Also, Liberty Movers is an agent for Bekins Van Lines. We have all it takes to make your relocation a stress-free one. Call us now to learn more about our top-notch services. Or fill out our simple online form to request a free moving quote!