Although our garages are typically a storage place for our cars, they can easily become a dumping ground for kids’ toys, tools, old clothes, empty boxes, and things that are broken. We leave these items here because we don’t want to deal with them and we want them out of the way. There is no better time to de-clutter your garage than spring cleaning! If you dedicate a day or two to cleaning out your garage, you and the family will be ready for all the fun activities during springtime. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Check out these steps to have your garage looking brand new!
Take Everything Out
The first thing you want to do is figure out what all is stored in your garage. The easiest way to do this is to choose a section and start there. This will make it more manageable to sort through all of the items. Doing this will allow you to see how much room you have to work with after you have sorted through everything, and have chosen which items to keep.
Set Some Ground Rules For What To Keep
This is a very important step when cleaning your garage. Setting some rules for what to keep will speed up the process and keep you from second-guessing yourself when deciding to keep or toss each item. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Have you used this item more than once in the past year? Is the item in working condition? Is this tool difficult to rent or borrow?
Decide What To Do With The Clutter
With your “keep” items all organized and stored back in the garage, now is the time to figure out what to do with the items that were deemed as “clutter.” First, identify the items you would like to sell or donate. Use plastic bins, cardboard boxes, or plastic bags to pack up these items so that they can be stored easily for transportation. Throw all of the items that didn’t make the sell or donate list in the dumpster.
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