Overwhelmed with the thought of tackling your garage? It happens to the best of us. The trick to tackling a big project, like cleaning the garage, is to start small.
Whether you are selling your home or simply want to make the most of space, use these helpful garage cleaning tips to turn your overwhelming mountain of work into a manageable weekend project.
1. See What Needs to Be Done
Don’t start cleaning right away. The first step to tackling any project is to do some reconnaissance. Take photos of the space, make a list of items you know you want to get rid of, and start thinking about where you will take your unwanted items.
Take a few minutes to create a game plan. Consult your list or photos and figure out what items you want to donate, what items you want to keep, and what items you want to throw out. This will help you decide whether to rent a dumpster or schedule a donation pickup for a Raleigh-area charity.
3. Spend Time Going Through Everything
Set aside some time, whether it’s two hours or a full weekend, to start sorting everything in your garage. Remove anything that you want to throw out or donate. It will free up a lot of space. You may be surprised how much you can tackle in such a short time.
4. Organize What’s Left into Categories
After you have removed any unwanted items, you can start organizing the rest of your belongings. Group items together, such as gardening tools, holiday decorations, and athletic equipment, so you can easily find them later.
5. Invest in Space Savers for the Garage
Trade cardboard boxes for more durable storage containers to keep your items protected and your garage looking decluttered. If possible, invest in wall-mounted shelves and overhead storage to keep items off the floor. This minor fix can have a major impact on the way your garage looks.
Ask Us About Other Decluttering Tips!
Did you know that starting small is the best way to start decluttering your home? If you are selling your home in the Raleigh area, we have excellent resources for preparing your home, including how to hold a garage sale.
We have been helping people sell their homes in the Triangle area for more than 30 years. If you would like more decluttering tips and information about selling your home, call us at 919-235-0007 to schedule your appointment.