Can you get the car in the garage? Do you think it is time to purge your garage? So often, the garage is the last place we clean. In fact, that seems to be where we dump everything when we clean the home’s interior. When the trash needs to go out, it ends up in the garage. If you have just cleaned out closets, the outgrown clothes go in the garage. Other items like tools, sports equipment, used paint cans, broken items, and more all tend to end up in your garage.
But to clean it out? Well, you know that will take an entire day, and who wants that. Not to mention, what do you do with it all after you purge your garage? In this article, Just Rubbish Removal is on the take of giving you the tips for an efficient cleanout of your garage space. Then when you pull the car back in its space, you will be thanking Just Rubbish.
Our Best Tips to Purge Your Garage
Absolutely the first step is to make the decision to purge your garage in the first place. Congratulations. You are on the right track. Now, if you follow these steps, you will have an all-cleaned-out garage before you know it.
Plan It Out
What is the goal for the purge? Are you wanting to pull the car back into the garage? Do you need space to paint that dresser? Perhaps the kids’ sports seasons are coming back around, and you simply cannot get to the equipment. Those are all good reasons to clear the clutter.
Once you decide on your goal, Plan the storage out. Do you need a sports area or a tool bench? Perhaps you want your holiday items in reach. Think about the shelving you have and what you will need to accomplish that goal. Then get to shopping. You will need ample trash bags, cleaning supplies, and labels if you will be selling items.
Now you are ready to schedule the purge.
Schedule the Time You Need to Purge Your Garage
How much time do you think it will take? Do you need to get it all done in one day, or do you need to ask for help? Plan out your day, and don’t plan another thing that day. After all, it is your garage cleaning day, and it is essential to you. Give yourself plenty of time, but don’t get stuck looking through endless photo albums or old baby clothes.
Arrange for Junk Removal
Before you go any further, ensure you have a junk removal company lined up to pick up the trash and donatable items. Otherwise, your neighbors may not be so pleased with the pile on your front lawn. Don’t fret, in any case. Call or book online with Just Rubbish Removal. Our team can bring a dumpster for a large job or come to pick it up for a minor job. The choice is up to you.
Whether you use large moving boxes or sheets on the grass, have places to sort your items. Label them as follows:
- Back in the Garage
- Take Inside
Take It All Out
Now you are really ready to begin. So, get busy taking everything out. You can sort them into groups now. As you pull something out of the garage, decide which pile it will go in according to what you want to do with it next. Keep going until it is all out and in one pile or another.
Be Honest With Yourself As You Purge Your Garage
This is a difficult step for many people. Be honest. If you have not used it in years, you probably don’t need to hold on to it. Here are a few additional examples for purging your garage.
- If it is broken, are you going to take the time to repair it? Pr has it been waiting for repair for some time now? -Pitch it.
- Does it have mold or mildew on it? Let it go.
- Do you ever ride it? Would it be best handed over to someone who will?
- Was that hobby a passing phase?
- Does it honestly make you happy to keep it, or does it make you feel guilty for not using it much?
These are the questions to ask yourself and your family. Then make those difficult decisions. You will be glad you did in the end.
Cleaning the Space
When it is all out and in the groups, it is time to clean up the garage. Sweep out any cobwebs at the ceiling, sweep and mop the garage floor, and stand back and admire how big your garage appears now.
Put up the Gorgeous New Shelving
Now, this is where it gets fun. Your clean garage is all ready for the new shelving, hooks, and organizational materials. Get them all installed, but the ones you are not sure where will go. Then when the time comes to move back in, you can figure out the rest.
Deal With the Groups
This can be the part folks don’t enjoy. But the sooner you get through it, the sooner you can relax. Right about now, Just Rubbish Removal should be contacted again to come and remove the donate and junk piles. Now get the “take inside” pile and put each item away correctly in the home. That way, you are only left with the back in the garage and the sell items.
As for the sell pile, when it is time to organize those things, please do yourself a favor and price each one as you place it in the garage. It will save you time on that day you have your garage sale.
Organize the Cleaned Garage
This is where you separate the garage stuff pile once more. Categorize the items into groups like automotive, camping gear, garden and lawn items, tools, sports and recreational equipment, seasonal decor, etc. Place each item on a shelf or a hook. Try to have nothing touching the floor that does not need to.
Use small bins to keep smaller items together, like tennis balls and sandcastle-making supplies. And label the containers and shelves, so there is no question where everything goes when someone takes it out.
Store seasonal items, keepsakes, and large suitcases overhead in shelving that attaches to the ceiling. And use the walls for hanging bikes, toys, tools, lawn equipment, lawn chairs, and more.
Finally, Celebrate Your Accomplishment
Now, you are finished. See, that wasn’t so bad after all. You are tired, yes. And probably pretty dirty too. So, get cleaned up, take one of those lawn chairs off the wall and sit back with a tall drink to celebrate. You worked hard, and you deserve a break.
Just Rubbish Helps Purge Your Garage
We know how much a cluttered garage can bother some folks. And we know how easy it is for junk to pile up day after day, especially if you have been in the home for several years. That is where the expert junk removal team at Just Rubbish Removal comes in.
Our friendly, uniformed junk removal team will come to you. We will do the heavy lifting and even leave a dumpster with you if needed. Not to mention, the dumping fee is included in our estimate, so you don’t have to worry about it.
When you want to purge your garage, home, office, shed, attic, or basement, you know whom to call. In New York and the surrounding areas, contact the staff at Just Rubbish Removal.
We take out the trash, so you don’t have to.