Simplest Garage Clean Out Ever With Junk Smiths
Is cleaning and organizing your cluttered garage on your to-do list? If so, you might be procrastinating, saving this task for later. It’s understandable why: this can be a very overwhelming task. The garage is the catchall for miscellaneous items that don’t have a home and is notoriously cluttered and hard to navigate. You can never find the item you’re looking for because there’s so much stuff! You know it’s time to make a change, but the idea of cleaning your messy garage is stressful.
If you’re nodding your head in agreement right now, it’s time for you to take on your garage clean out project. While this seems like a daunting task, there are a few steps you can follow to simplify the process. Thanks to Junk Smiths right here in Huntington Beach, it’s never been easier to have your garage feel as neat as new!
1. Planning: What to do Before the Clean Out
Prior to cleaning your garage, you need to do a little preparation. First, it is extremely important to schedule this task. Look over your calendar and find a time that would work for you. Preferably, you will be able to dedicate an entire day to this project, as you might need it. A weekend when you have nothing going on is the best way to approach a stress-free garage clean out. After planning when you are going to finally tackle the depths of your garage, you might need some supplies. If your garage already has excellent storage materials, you can skip this step. But if you are lacking sufficient shelving and storage options, prepare to improve your storage capacity by building or buying shelves. Additionally, you may want to buy several storage bins to store like items in. This makes it so much easier to keep categories of items together!
2. Emptying Your Garage
To get started with the clean out itself, you will want to empty your entire garage. Do not attempt to skip this step by cleaning one area at a time while there is still stuff in your garage. The best way to organize your garage is by having a clean slate to work with. Plus, with all of your garage belongings spread out in the driveway, you will gain a much better understanding of how much you really have. As you pull items out, try to separate them into piles with similar items. How you categorize your belongings is up to you. If a group items belongs to a certain activity or occasion, be sure they stick together.
While working, set aside any items you come across that you no longer want to keep. If they’re still in good condition, make a donation pile. For all else, make a trash or recycle pile. You will be surprised how much stuff you don’t actually use.
3. Optimizing the Garage for Storage
Has everything been removed and sorted into piles? Now that your garage is empty, it’s time to use those supplies you bought earlier. Install the shelves you bought and bring out the bins. Lining the walls of your garage with shelving is a great way to make your belongings more visible and get them off the floor.
4. Re-entering the Garage
The tedious task of removing and sorting everything is done and your garage has been equipped with all the shelves and furnishings needed to improve your storage and organization. Now, it’s finally time to put everything back. Don’t just throw all of your things back in the garage mindlessly. Be strategic. Try to keep items you use most frequently in more accessible areas, like towards the front of your garage. Items you use less frequently, like annual holiday decor, should be in the rear out of the way. Continue to keep similar items with each other. It’ll be much easier to pack for your camping trip if all of your equipment is grouped together. This saves you time searching through the entire garage for everything you need. The more you utilize shelves, the more floor space and walkway you preserve, so take advantage of these fixtures.
5. Handling What’s Leftover
Everything you want to keep has been neatly stowed away in your garage. Your garage clean out is complete! But now, unfortunately, you are left with a few huge piles of unwanted junk still sitting in your driveway. The last thing you want to do after working hard all day in the garage is deal with everything that’s been left out. This is where your friends at Junk Smiths come in and save the day. All you have to do is click “book now” or give us a call. We offer same or next day pick-up, so we can get those piles out of your way before you know it. We will take the time to ensure that your unwanted junk gets delivered to the appropriate location, whether that be a donation center, recycling plant, or elsewhere.
What are you waiting for? Check your calendar now to find a time to get this project checked off your list. If you end up having a mess leftover, just give us a call. Garage clean outs are made easier with the pros at Junk Smiths.