Junk DisposalBefore you rush into the work, you should have a plan for what to do with all that stuff. You know, those things you don’t use, don’t need and don’t want. Sure, you’ve stuffed them into corners and out-of-the-way places. But now, with a garage cleanout in the works, you’ll need a method for getting rid of a whole bunch of stuff. So, you’ll need a strategy in order to stay on track and move forward.
They hold our most dangerous possessions (think saws and hazardous chemicals), our most nostalgic (think yearbooks and old baby clothes), and our most neglected (think moving boxes and broken toys) — yet many of us treat our garage or shed as a dumping ground, rather than a useful storage and organization space. In fact, a quarter of Americans can’t even park their car in their garage because it’s too full of junk, even though usable garages increase a home’s value by 13 percent. —iMove.comThis is why you should call in a junk removal service. They’ll do all the work for you and haul away anything you don’t want. This way, you don’t have to worry about separating out junk from recyclables, and more.
Palm Harbor Garage Organization GuideIf you still want to go the DIY route, you’ll have your work cut out for you. Here’s how to do a garage cleanout and organize what’s left over to make it neat and functional once again:
- Empty it out. Start by emptying the garage completely. Leave nothing inside. Although this presents a big challenge, it will prove invaluable because it will motivate you to purge as much as possible.
- Organize everything. Next, as you clear out the garage, be sure to organize everything. Separate stuff into three groups: junk, stuff to give away or sell, and things you’ll keep for future use.
- Purge, purge, purge. Now, take a good look at every single item and decide if you’ll really use it at all. Should the answer be no, then get rid of it. After all, the less you keep, the more space you’ll have.
- Arrange items according to usage. As you put things back, arrange them according to priority. Meaning, put stuff you most use in easy-to-reach places and things you use the least elsewhere.