Are you frustrated by the mess you see each time the garage door is open? Have you had enough at last, and are able to do something about the clutter? The mess has grown up from month to month and from year to year, item by item. You may want to check out EZ Hagerstown Junk Removal – Hagerstown Garbage Removal for more. The following tips will help you get started if you’ve hit the boiling point and are ready to take over and regain your garage.
- Second, set aside a whole day, or even a whole weekend, for a larger cleanup project. Get a started early. Engage in getting the job done once you have begun.
- Making a “organisational review” before starting out. When discarded objects have been purged, is there a better way to organise stuff you want to keep? Are shelves helping? Points and hooks? Offices? Pockets for storage? Your nearest home delivery store will have great items and ideas for storage. Buy these things, and have them ready to go.
- Schedule a collection from a nearby charity before the big day to pick up things which can be reused. Are there any other things in your house or basement that this pickup could include? Schedule this pickup for your big clean up project late in the day.
- Schedule a garbage removal company pick-up to carry away things that would be thrown away. Are there any other things in your house or basement that this pickup could include? A fast online search for “junk removal” lets you select a list of local companies. Again, make this pick up plan for late in the day.
- A few useful things to have on hand include water cooler, a decent supply of garbage bags and empty boxes to help sort and clean. And maybe a few aspirins after a day of decluttering for the inevitable end of the day aches and pains.
- Etiquet the empty boxes to help sort. Suggested labels include Holiday, Recycle, Garbage, Equipment, Garden Supplies, Sports, Cleaning, Car Supplies, Toys, Grill Supplies.
- The easiest way to get to grips with your garage cleaning project is to take everything out of the garage, sort and recycle it, and then place it back in the garage you like.
- Using your driveway and adjacent yard as a staging area, as you pull things out of the garage. Sort the products into bins, or use the pre-labeled boxes to assist with your initial organising effort. If you’re not sure whether you want to keep anything or not, place it in a “Undecided” pile and make a later-day decision.
- Purging something you haven’t used in one or two years is a reasonable rule of thumb. You will be shocked how this thumb rule will help you make the final choices and remove a significant amount of clutter.
- When you’ve taken everything out of the garage and made initial decisions about what to keep and what to discard, now you need to think about how to organise things when they go back to the garage.
- Before making final choices on new shelving, cabinets, or hooks, think about which things you most often use and want quick access to. This can impact how you’re reorganising your garage. Stuff used daily or weekly (lawnmower, sports equipment, items for cleaning), should be easily available. Holiday products which are used once a year can be stored in less convenient places.
- Revise your stack of “Undecided.” If in doubt, rid yourself of the things in this list. You will enjoy the garage which has been decluttered rather than hanging on to rarely used objects.