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3 Must-Know Tips for Cleaning Out Your Garage With Ease

Posted By On October 19 2022
Tips for cleaning out your garage

When you’re looking to clean out your garage, it’s important to make your life easier by working smarter – not harder.

So, if you are looking to store a vehicle alongside your DIY tools, then planning things out properly is a must.

Map out criteria for things that you want to keep, and things you don’t. Work out what you want to do with the don’t pile. That way, when you sort things, you know what you are expecting from the clean-out.

If you are planning on having a lot of the items taken away as junk, contact a bin rental company prior to starting, that way you have a start date and an end date to prevent the task from taking days or even weeks longer than necessary.

Let’s take a look at the top 3 tips for cleaning out your garage with ease.

1. Pull it!

Start by opening the garage door, make sure the driveway and surrounding areas are clear, and then, pull everything out.

Don’t worry about sorting and separating the items at this point, you just want to make sure that you pull everything out so you can see the space you have to work with.

As this will result in a lot of clutter on your property, it’s best to make sure that you have time set aside and that you don’t have to leave in the middle to attend to errands or family matters.

Having someone to help you do this, especially if you have larger items, will make the task easier, faster, and safer. The last thing you want to do is pull out a piece of heavy furniture or equipment and have an accident.

Once you have emptied the space, it’s a good idea to do a deep clean before you start organizing shelving units or installing new cupboards.

A clean space will make the garage look nicer when it has been reorganized and put back together. It will also make it easier to see where things need to go, how to fit the family car in, and things around it for example.

Cleaning the floor and walls allows you to remove any pests that may have moved in, mice or wasps love making their homes in garages as it is sheltered and can be warmer than the outside in winter.

2. Sort it!

Before you started, you made a criteria list for things to keep and not keep. Right?

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when making this list. This will help you make and stick to decisions about what stays and what goes.

What to keep can be determined by:

  • Is it broken? This is a simple yes or no. If it is not broken, then you can check it against the next points. If it is broken, then it can go into the ‘not keeping’ pile
  • Have you used it in the last 6 months? Essentially, is this item still of use and paid for itself with its usefulness? If you had your lawn removed and a deck or gravel put down, then that lawnmower is no longer needed. However, if you have a collection of old mason jars that are empty, in boxes, and you didn’t know were there, then these could be donated.
  • Is it easy to replace? Sometimes, we inherit things that are difficult to find on the market. Tools are a good example of this. So, could you easily replace it if you suddenly find you are in need of something specific?

When you have determined if the item stays or goes, the next step would be to determine what to do with the items you are not keeping.

A garage sale is a good way of making money from something that is in good condition and is still usable.

For everything else, there are junk removal companies that specialize in removing waste and disposing of it correctly. Or you can donate the item or take it to a reuse center.

For Bin rental in Whitby, reach out to Scarborough Disposal Inc. Our expert team can help you make the right decision about your bin rental needs, and set up the start and end date for your task.

3. Store it!

Now that you have downsized the items and cleaned the space, you need to make sure that you have adequate space to store the items you are keeping and are still able to fit your vehicle in the garage as well.

Shelving units, cupboards, and even overhead storage racks are all great ways to keep things organized and out of the way.

Keep things together that go together. For example, camping equipment, or DIY tools with a dedicated workspace.

Making sure that your vehicle has a dedicated space that is easy to drive in and out of helps as well, without climbing over an obstacle course first.

Having a clean and organized space will help to prevent further cluttering as you obtain more items. It also helps you to find what you need quickly.

Reclaim Your Garage

Cleaning out your garage is daunting and can be intimidating. Having a plan in place makes it easier to do.

Book your bin rental to lock in a date that you will dedicate to the task. That way you have no reason to put it off.

Have an idea as to what you will keep and what you don’t with a plan of disposal so that you don’t restore them and undo the organizing you have spent time and dedication to complete.

To make it easier, call our expert team who can help you determine the best type of bin for your needs and space. We deliver your bin on time and remove it when the task is completed.

Reach out online or call us today at 416-265-7979 and let’s get you started.

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