In today’s modern household, the garage does so much more in a home than in a house of a car. For many homes, the garage is where the homeowners store many of their extra belongings and those they want to keep in storage for future use. Without a sense of control over the things you put in, it’s not surprising that over time, your garage may be messy. It’s dirty, dusty, and even going out there to pull out some things you now want to use is something you don’t like to do.
Well, the truth is you aren’t alone on that. Many homeowners feel you, hence the piling up of lots of tips to help out with that situation. There’s no better time but to transform your garage from being the most disorganized part of your home to one that’s now going to be as clean as the other parts of your home. If you’re getting frustrated by your garage’s current state, it’s time for you to give it a good cleanout. You can strategize your cleanout to make it quick and efficient with these tips:
1. Hire Professional Cleaners
Without a doubt, there aren’t any better cleaners than the professionals are. Because they’re experts in the field, professional cleaners know the ins and outs of providing the best clean out service. Particularly when there’s just so much to tackle in your garage, and you don’t have a lot of time to face it, you can save yourself from all that work by letting the professionals do it for you.
2. Call A Junk Removal Service
While you’re at it with trusting the cleaning experts, you can take this effort up a notch higher by calling a junk removal company. Those companies collect and dispose of all your trash, particularly those that don’t know how to dispose of it. When you do a major clean-up of your garage, you may have mountains of belongings you once thought you still needed, but now you no longer do. For instance, old furniture destroyed baby gear and other things you can’t ordinarily dispose of in your bin.
Schedule a junk removal service to visit your home on that same day you’re doing your major clean, they can collect and throw your trash for you to:
- Whatever can be recycled, they give to the proper agencies;
- Whatever can be donated, they send in as well, and;
- Whatever’s left, they bring to the landfill.
3. Keep A Strict ‘To Keep’ Criteria
A huge part of cleaning your garage necessarily entails sorting through all your stuff. The more you have, the more you’ll have to clean and go through. To avoid that situation of your garage being in that state again, keep your ‘to keep’ criteria very slim. The less stuff you have, the better. That way, you can maintain your garage’s organization throughout the year. It’ll also be a lot easier to clean your garage regularly when fewer belongings are crowding up your space.
For instance, your ‘to keep’ criteria should only be limited to:
- Tools you have which you need and are difficult to rent or borrow in your local area;
- Items you’ve used regularly in the past year;
- Kids’ toys and gear, if you’re sure you want to have more children;
- Things in working conditions.
4. Focus On Discarding Items
As you keep your ‘to keep’ list narrow, the opposite should hold for your ‘to throw’ and ‘to donate’ or ‘to give’ pile. You should focus on discarding items, such that you make it a priority to throw away as many items as you can. Think of this as a big purge. An excellent strategy to apply? Time yourself so that you can speed up! Give yourself 30 minutes to discard as much as you can. At the end of the half-hour, you may just be inspired by how much you’ve cleared out your garage, keeping you going, even if there’s still so much you have to tackle.
Garages are a very functional space in every home. Always keep that in mind. Don’t think of it as that area you can neglect in your home, favoring all the other rooms. Your garage should keep you happy, where everything has a place. You can easily find what you’re looking for when you go out there. You can clean it regularly because it doesn’t look chaotic. Try out the tips above if you know your garage can use some work. By doing so, cleaning your garage won’t have to feel like such a rugged mountain to climb. You’ll be glad you followed those tips above.