3 Steps to Quickly Declutter Your Messy Garage

Project - posted by Effortless Dumpsters - February 11, 2019

3 Steps to Quickly Declutter Your Messy Garage

Dreaming of pulling your car into the garage but don’t have the space? Garages often get used as a catch-all storage room for everything that doesn’t have a place in your home. If you open your garage door often, you may also find dirt, leaves, sticks, and crawling creatures inside. Left unchecked, the clutter will slowly–but surely–creep into the space meant for your car, lawnmower, and household items.

Fortunately, the process of cleaning out your garage doesn’t have to be stressful or time-consuming. Follow our three tips below for a smoother garage spring clean:

  1. Keep, Donate, or Trash.

One of the simplest ways to make the process less overwhelming is to throw out the obvious items, like trash, old paint, damaged tools, and more. Rent a roll off dumpster to help you get the job done quicker (and not make enemies with your neighborhood’s waste management personnel).

Once the unusable clutter is out of the way, you can focus on which items you want to keep or donate. Go through your garage item by item, and be honest with yourself about whether you will use it again.

  1. Set up “zones.”

To make it easier to find the items you need, create special zones for the biggest categories. Examples of these groupings include:

  • Tools
  • Sporting equipment
  • Gardening supplies
  • Car maintenance supplies
  • Home projects items
  • Holiday decor storage
  • Workout equipment

Organize each zone by setting up workspaces, shelving, portable cabinets, hooks, and other storage solutions so you can quickly find the items you’re looking for. Make use of as much vertical space as you can so you’ll have more floor space for projects and your car.

Don’t overdo it on the storage furniture, though; these will soon become clutter themselves if you buy too many of them. Sort through your items and group them first so you can clearly see what kind of storage system you’ll need, and shop accordingly.

  1. Schedule a day to re-evaluate.

Just because your garage looks organized now doesn’t mean it will stay that way. Mark at least one day a year to re-evaluate your garage’s organization, and decide if you need to make adjustments.

Take this time to go through your items again to decide what to keep, donate, or throw away. Even if you don’t have any changes you need to make, this is a good opportunity to wipe down equipment, sweep the floor, and dust any cobwebs. Set aside time to clean up your garage periodically, and your future self will thank you.

When you declutter your space, you declutter your mind. Effortless Dumpster is here to make the process of throwing out unwanted items as easy as possible for you. Our team of waste removal experts can advise you on how to get rid of dangerous chemicals, oversized furniture, and other tricky items. We’ll then guide you in selecting the right size roll off dumpster for your non-hazardous items.

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