The Ultimate Garage Cleanout Checklist
Everyone has that one place in their home where they store all of their junk. For most of us, this is our garage. With the garage being the place where the most junk accumulates, this also means it is the hardest place to cleanout. If you are interested in tackling the beast that is your garage clutter, you’ll need to use this ultimate garage cleanout checklist.
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- Set aside the time.
Cleaning out a garage is not an easy task. It will be time consuming and you will need all the help you can get. Pick a weekend and get the entire family involved. Split up and assign tasks to each person. This will ensure a quick and more successful cleanout.
- Have a plan.
During your garage cleanout, you will come across a wide variety of things. Some things will be trash, some items you will want to keep, and some you may want to sell or donate. Set aside bins or an area where you can separate everything you find. If you come across items that you think are worth selling at a garage sale, be sure you can dedicate time to have a sale. If not, you will just be holding onto items you are trying to get rid of.
- Get organized.
The most efficient way to keep your garage clean is to keep it organized. Purchase plastic containers with lids that will fit on your garage’s shelving unit. If you do not have shelving in your garage, consider purchasing a shelving unit for your garage walls. Storing items on your garage floor is the no-no of organization. As you go through all of your stuff, you will want to organize everything by category. The more items you can group together, the easier it will be to see what you want to keep, what you have duplicates of and what you no longer want or need. You can then separate these items by the categories of trash, keep, and donate/sell.
- Take out the trash.
Be sure to throw away all obvious junk that is lying around. If you don’t use it and it has no value, toss it! For garages with a large amount of trash, a Cali Carting dumpster is just what you need for a successful garage cleanout. Our dumpsters are available in a variety of sizes and can be used for a variety of waste types. The best way to figure out what should be trashed is to adopt this rule; if it hasn’t been used in twelve months, you will most likely never use it again. If you feel it is worth something, put it aside and save it for a garage sale. The best way to go through every single item in your garage is to move all of your items out of the garage. This will be extremely helpful for sorting through all of your items.
- Clean the garage.
The garage is usually the one space in the house that is disregarded when it comes to routine cleanings. When you are cleaning out your garage, don’t forget to actually clean it. Remove all the large items from the floor so you can actually clean up all the dirt and grime where all your unused items and boxes used to lie. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up all the dirt and cobwebs lying on the floor and then spray the floor with a hose.
With enough time and dedication, and the use of a Cali Carting dumpster, you can effectively and efficiently get your garage clean and organized.Be sure to contact Cali Carting today at (201) 991-5400 for a free dumpster quote for your next garage cleanout.