If you are planning a relocation, the garage is an intimidating area for many homeowners. You will need to sort the moving requirements of vehicles, tools, and equipment from your garage area. 

Fortunately, we are a moving and storage company with the experience to move items of all types from garages. This article will cover some of the most common items in a garage and how you can relocate them properly.

Automobiles and Motorcycles

One of the toughest items to plan to relocate is your automobiles. If you can't drive a car to your next destination, the best transportation method is a vehicle trailer. A professional moving company will have trailers to accommodate vehicles of many sizes.

Along with automobiles, you can relocate motorcycles with specialized shipping crates. A professional mover will know how to install the straps correctly to avoid any problems during the move. Additionally, you can purchase coverage for accidental damage during the move.


If you have a grill, the moving process is simple but includes details you need to follow. Before placing the grill on a moving truck, you will need to secure any grates or accessories that could move in the back of the truck.

Additionally, you must dispose of charcoal or propane tanks before the move. You can't bring flammable items on a moving truck to protect the residential movers, so you can sell your propane tanks before leaving. 

Paints and Flammable Liquids

You cannot bring flammable or hazardous liquids on moving trucks due to the temperatures in the back of the truck. Depending on your local regulatory office, you will need to dispose of these hazardous items in a certain way. 

Some items considered flammable that you cannot move are:

  • Gasoline 
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Paint Thinner
  • Propane

Lawncare and Landscaping Items

While landscaping equipment is built to handle rough treatment, you must empty the gas storage from your lawnmower, weed eater, or leafblower.

If you no longer need your lawncare tools, you can sell them or gift them to one of your family members. Most people would love a new set of landscaping equipment to help maintain their yard.


Most tools don't need special treatment while transporting them to your next destination. However, you should place them in a toolbox for the best organization and protection for the move.

You should consider crating the items if you have wood or metal working equipment with many components. A professional mover will help you make the decision that offers the easiest experience. 

Unwanted Items

Lastly, if you have items you don't want to bring with you, there are a few ways to give the items away. Many local charities will take various items, such as clothing, kitchenware, and electronics. 

If you have large items made of metal, you can place them on your front curb for local scrappers. A local scrapper will take items like patio furniture or a grill for you. 

Request a Free Quote From Our Moving Company

Brouwer Relocation is a professional moving and storage company helping with streamlined relocation services. Our local and long-distance movers will happily assist you with your relocation.

Contact us today to request a free in-home estimate. Call to speak with one of our specialists or fill out the online quote form.