Garages tend to house years of accumulated and forgotten items, especially if you have a large family! Clearing everything out and cleaning your garage is a serious job. Below is 5 helpful tips that help you make the most of your big clean out!
To avoid putting off the task, choose a hard date on your calendar when you'll be home and free for your garage clean out! Make sure friends and family are aware of your plans also. Maybe they can pitch in and help! Depending on the size of your garage, you may need a few days or perhaps the weekend!
Stock up on xtra large trash bags, push brooms to sweep out all of the dirt and get plenty of discarded cardboard boxes from your local grocery store. If you have a large amount of stuff in your garage you may consider contacting your county waste management to schedule a bulk pick up.
You may need to borrow a friend's pick-up truck to lug your unwanted items to a dump site! Or maybe borrow a neighbors power washer to clean the garage floor once it has been decluttered! Ask around and line these things up in advance that way your garage clean up project won't be such a hassle!
At the start of your garage clean-up, you'll want to creat three piles: KEEP,SELL,DONATE. Be firm in your decision, once something has been added in the sell or daonate pile try to resist the temptation to take it back!
Once you've organized, move every item out of your garage and sweep out the loose dirt, leaves, rocks etc. Then power wash the floors and walls. Washing away a decade or more of grime will really help your garge sparkle!