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Moving Tips: What to put in your garage

Setting up your garage could be an important aspect of moving in.

Setting up your garage could be an important aspect of moving in.

When your moving company arrives at your new residence with your belongings, you will likely want to have a plan on where to put everything. One oversight you may make is what to put in your garage. If you don't have plans to put a vehicle in there, or there is still plenty of storage room, you may want to consider this area as an option.

Store extra items in the area

It is very possible that you have some items that just won't fit in your house without it looking like you are messy, or just never finished unpacking. Instead, this could be a good place for them. However, there are some things you need to be aware of before just throwing everything in a pile and calling it a day. You should be aware of your garage's ability to get damp. If this happens, you should not only try to fix it, but you need to keep papers and other items that can get ruined by water away from that area. Be mindful of the the prevalence of bugs, rodents and other undesirable critters. These can also damage your belongings, as well as make their homes in the boxes.

Make the area a workshop

The garage can be a great place to put tools and other heavy machinery if you don't have a shed or other area to do this on your property. You can either store your items in a way that you can easily access anything when working around the home, or you can make the area into a true workshop. However, the latter may work better if you have a garage that is not connected to the home, as the noise may disturb those in the main area of the house.

Be sure to make the most of the area's space. Don't just pack everything on the ground in the corner. By spreading everything out, it will look more organized, and you won't struggle to get what you need. Furthermore, using your walls to hang items may help speed up this process. Taking these steps will ensure that you have the area prepared for what you want to do, and it will feel like it belongs to you.