When preparing for the move, there are probably so many different things going through your mind. Hiring the right residential movers can truthfully save you so much hassle and headache. Considering everything you need to move out of your home can be overwhelming. Even more, when was the last time that you took a look at all of those items piling up in your garage? Yeah, we thought so…

In this blog, we’ll share a few tips and tricks to help you properly organize, and move everything out of your garage. But, before we share our tips and tricks, we thought you might want to know a little more about us.

Since 1914, Pickens-Kane has been Chicago’s most trusted moving and storage company. We're proud to offer a wide range of solutions that leave our customers satisfied time and time again.


Do you have one of these in your garage? If so, it’s essential to ensure you’re handling it correctly. Especially if you have a classic car. If you have a vehicle that can't be driven, you'll want to check with your moving company to ensure that they have a trailer option allowing you to tow your car.


It would help if you always were cautious when moving a motorcycle because they're heavy and can be tipped over easily. Consider these solutions when transporting a bike:

  • Tie Down Straps

  • Moving Crate


Always ensure that your grill has been adequately cleaned before packing it in the moving truck. If you have a gas grill, remove the propane tank. Propane tanks will not be allowed in moving trucks due to the risk of explosion.

Paints and Flammable Liquids

Now is a great time to get rid of those old paints and flammable liquids that you've been holding on to for too long. Check with your local government office to find the nearest place where you can dispose of paint and flammable liquids.

Lawncare and Landscaping Items

If you’re planning on moving to a condo where you won’t need your lawn care equipment anymore, consider putting these items up for sale. A little bit of extra cash can always be helpful for your move.


If you have a toolbox, organize all of your tools in this container. Keep lock or tighten the toolbox doors securely so they don't swing open. And, if your toolbox has wheels, ensure that they're put in a closed position to keep the box from sliding around in the truck.

Call Our Expert Team Today

Whether you need long-distance or local movers, Pickens-Kane is happy to offer you the most comprehensive moving solutions. Over the last century, we’ve built a solid reputation for being the most professional moving and storage company in Chicago. Call or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.