If you are like most people, the thought of cleaning out your garage might induce an intense feeling of dread in you. The garage is where all your junk go to after they have served their purpose. Nevertheless, decluttering your garage is something you should do regularly. You need to get rid of all the trash lying around in your garage to create room for the things you actually need to use.
If you are cleaning your garage, here are some of the things you should immediately get rid of in order to create an organised storage space.
1) Empty Carton Boxes
If you are like most homeowners, you probably keep your packaging after unboxing new home electronics and appliances. However, if you have had a couple of empty carton boxes in your garage which you haven’t used for a long time, then it’s time to get rid of them.
2) Old Unused Paint
Unused paint can be usable even after a long period of time if stored properly. However, if you have unopened cans in your garage for several years, then the paint has probably separated or hardened by now. You should check whether any of the paint can be salvaged and throw out the cans that have expired.
3) Old and Worn Out Home Décor Items
Most homeowners tend to have a sentimental attachment to their home decorations. This is especially true if they were gifted or bought for special occasions. Nevertheless, having those faded and worn out decorations lying around in your garage only adds unnecessary clutter, especially if you have already replaced them with new ones.
4) Outgrown Toys
Most people tend to keep their kids toys as memorabilia, once their children have grown out of them or acquired new toys. But if your kids’ old toys are only gathering dust in the garage, then it makes no sense to keep them there. You should clear them out and donate them or auction them at a yard sale if they are still in good condition.
5) Damaged Garden Tools
Keeping those broken gardening tools in your garage only eats up space, which you could put to better use. If they are not in functional condition, get rid of them as soon as possible.
6) Old Unused Sporting Equipment
Try and think back to the last time you used your basketball or tennis gear. If they haven’t been used in several years, you might as well get rid of them. Find out whether you can donate them to your local community centre or simply give them away to a family with kids near you.
7) Old Books
You probably have a couple of books in your garage which have not seen the light of day in several years. If you don’t use them anymore, you should give them away or burn them. Keeping them in the dark corners of your garage will only attract pests like cockroaches and silverfish.
8) Unused Furniture
Old home furniture usually ends up in the garage once new ones have been procured. If you have unused furniture pieces taking up all the space in your garage, then it might be time to get rid of them. You can either sell them at a yard sale, give them away to people who need them or simply donate them.
9) Old Unworn Clothes
If you have old clothes which you don’t wear anymore, then it is time to get rid of them. Keeping old clothes in that damp, dark environment only serves to attract pests and dust.
10) Expired Chemicals
Most homeowners tend to store chemicals like insecticides and cleaning products in their garages. Check your garage for any chemicals you haven’t used in a long time and dispose them accordingly if they are expired.
If you are wondering how to dispose of and declutter your garage, then worry no more. We are here to offer assistance!
At Paul’s Rubbish Removal, we will help you clear out all the trash that is clogging your garage. The process involves sorting items stored in your garage, recycling, disposing unwanted items and cleaning the garage to eliminate pests and dust.
Simply call us on 0407 125 125 for a free quote for your garage clearance today!