The garage is a place that many of us use to store our unwanted items. Unfortunately, this means that the garage can often end up feeling like a cluttered mess. To help get started with cleaning out the garage, here are some tips for getting the job done!
1. Check for hazardous materials, such as gasoline or oil
One of the most common places for homeowners to store their hazardous materials such as gasoline or oil is the garage. It is important to go through and check for these items regularly. Keeping these hazardous materials in the garage for too long can pose a serious threat to the safety of those living in the home.
Tip: If you need help identifying what some hazardous materials may look like, check out this article on how to identify if something is flammable
2. Sort out what to keep and what to get rid of
After inspecting the garage for any hazardous materials, it is time to sort out what items to keep and the items that should be tossed. This makes it easier when planning on how much space these different types of things will take up in a new storage system or outside storage unit .
3. Sell unwanted items
If there is a decent amount of items that need to be sold, try selling these items on Facebook, Craigslist or EBay. Selling is a great way to get organized since there is an opportunity to make money.
4. Donate things you no longer need
Giving back to the community can be rewarding. Instead of throwing out items that are still in good condition, consider donating them to a local thrift store or shelter. This will allow someone else who needs these items have a chance at using them instead of ending up in a landfill somewhere.
5. Get rid of anything that is broken, worn-out, or not working properly
Once all of the items have been sorted out, it is time to get rid of anything that has broken or worn out. Items sitting around for too long can often lead to bigger issues down the line since these things are no longer being used and they may collect dirt over time instead.
6. Clean up the garage space by removing any clutter from the floor and walls
Once the items have been sorted out and removed, clean up the space by removing any clutter from both the floor and walls. This will allow for a much cleaner look to help with getting organized later.
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