Wednesday, December 7, 2016

5 Tips To A Successful Garage Clean Out

The garage shouldn’t be a space where junk is left to accumulate and be forgotten. There are so many ways to put this space to good use and it goes beyond just storing your car. It can be a workshop, a workout area or somewhere to do work on your bike and car. With so much potential, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make cleaning out the garage your next home improvement project.

But if you haven’t been tending to your garage on a regular basis, you could be in for a big job. It’s not easy to get rid of all the years’ worth of stuff that has been accumulating in there. Make sure that this winter your garage will have a cozy spot for your vehicle to reside. 

Use these 5 tips and make your garage clean out a success!

1. Purge The Junk
Dive in and assess the damage, eliminating items as you go. This is a great way to weed through the obvious unwanted items immediately, leaving you a smaller pile to finalize. You will also be able to gage just how much work you have ahead for yourself. 

2. Rent A Dumpster
Most likely you are like the rest of us, and greatly underestimate just how much clutter you have accumulated in your home or garage. A dumpster is an amazing asset to have onsite during a clean out. It takes the hassle out of worrying about just what to do with all those unwanted items you have been sorting through and are now piling up in your driveway. And if cost is an issue, go in on one with your neighbors. Sharing the cost while all being able to finally get rid of unwanted items will benefit everyone.
We have you covered! Give us a call at Bin There Dump That, and we will be happy to talk about your project at hand and provide you with the ideal size bin.

3. Sell Or Donate Your Unwanted Items
Many of your items don't necessarily have to be destined for a dumpster. It just takes a little extra work to find them a new home. Donating items to a local goodwill store is a great way to contribute while reducing your clutter pile. If you're looking to make a return on your clutter, having a yard sale or consigning your items are good ideas. 

4. Rethink You Space
With your donate pile overflowing and your dumpster filled to the brim (hopefully a residential friendly Bin There Dump That bin), the question then becomes, what do you want to use this space for? I'm guessing that parking will be high on the list, especially because this most likely hasn't been an option for a while. You might also want to use this space as storage for holiday decorations or even a new workout area. Divide your garage into zones and make sure that each want has a designated area. 

5. Be Smart About Storage
Avoid storing any items on the garage floor. This will allow for easy sweeping, and will also prevent the slow creep of returned clutter. Vertical storage is recommend. The less often a category is used, the higher up it should be stored. Try to avoid storing items in cardboard boxes, as this seems to be the preferred nesting material for rodents. Instead, use plastic containers. You can color coordinate based on individual categories and label them, or use clear plastic containers so you can easily identify each one's contents. 

Good luck and make sure to give Bin There Dump That a call. We are happy to answer any questions, recommend an ideal bin size, and schedule your dumpster rental to get your clean out going! 

Julie & Mike Paradise 
Local Owners