Garage clearance can sometimes be a tough task. It is more than a chore. It is quite a lot of hard work and can take you days, weeks, even months. We will try to make it a little bit easier for you, by sharing some helpful tips. Let’s start!
First of All – Everything Is Better When It Is Planned!
Creating a schedule will take you some time, but ultimately it actually saves time. You will work a lot faster if you have a checklist by your side to help you handle things one by one, in the most convenient order. Try giving yourself a lot more time than you expect the actual work to be done for. This way you will not have to be in a hurry and the stress will be down to minimum. You will also be able to adjust when faced with some unexpected factors, such as leakage or the need of proper disposal of hazard materials.
Get Some Help – Everything is More Pleasant With Company
Ask friends and family for help with the garage clearance. This will make the whole experience easier for everyone and the time will go faster. You will also get more perspectives about the job, except just yours.
A good idea is to check what’s inside all boxes or containers. Do this especially if you haven’t cleared the clutter in your garage for a long time. It is a bad idea to neglect any corner, in case you forgot about the existence of items that can be used or sold. Make sure you reserve a space for every item that is often used and inform your family about that decision. This way everyone will know where to find the item every time it is needed and nobody will have to search for it and waste time.
A good idea is to use the closest rubbish removal company for some help with the junk disposal. You will spend some money, but save a lot of time and stress in the process.
Sell or Donate
There are often items in the garage that you don’t need anymore, but have the potential to be quite useful to someone else. You can easily sell, or even better, donate these items to the ones that will make use of them.
Keep Items the Smart Way
When you decide to keep items, the best way to do that is to store them in see-through plastic containers. This way you will find them quickly, without having to look for stickers on the boxes or check every container until you find what you need.
Remember that safety is very important. Keep a fire extinguisher at all times in your garage. This is a must, especially if you are storing flammable items.
Bonus tip: Paint may easily get ruined in extreme cold conditions, so store it accordingly to avoid unnecessary problems (spending money for new paint). Also, keep everything off the floor in order to minimize clutter. This way you also maximize the room in the garage. Think vertical!
This concludes our list of helpful DIY garage clearance tips. We are sure that you have some tricks up your sleeve as well. Share your knowledge with friends and help them for a stress-free garage clearance!