Rather than using our garages for cars, most of the time, we end up using them for storage – after all – storage rooms are expensive! However, eventually the junk wins out and you can’t even open the garage door. At some point – maybe when the kids move out – you’re going to want your garage back. Make sure you’re properly prepared when that day comes. It’s time to sort out that messy garage!
So where do you begin?
Take it one side at a time. If you actually have cars in the garage, move them out and start moving everything from one side to the other – including the things you’re going to get rid of.
Everything moved? Start cleaning. Use a broom to clean walls, window panes, corners of the ceilings, top of the workbench and the floor. Sweep everything out onto the driveway – this will leave you with a clean, empty side of the garage.
Move items to the clean side. This is where the organization process takes place – take all the items that will go on the “clean” side of the garage and put them in the place where you want them to stay permanently: Items that you originally moved from that side and anything that was in the wrong place to begin with.
Look around and see what’s left on the “dirty” side. This is where you should see items that you want to get rid of as well as the things you want to keep and will eventually find their proper place on this side of the garage. You can take all of the throwaways and temporarily move them to the driveway and eventually into the dumpster you have rented from Express Recycling and Sanitation! Move all the “keepers” to the clean side of the garage and clean out the dirty side. Now you can organize this side of the garage.
Do you have a workbench? Get it organized! Your garage is all clean but you still have that workbench you’ve needed to organize. Put all the tools and equipment in their proper places and try to group like with like. You can use empty salsa or baby food jars to store all those loose nails, screws and smaller items.
Look what you accomplished! No more clutter, no more dirt, no more trash! Your things are organized in easy to find places – your tools are in the right place and best of all – you can move your car BACK into the garage!
Express offers quick delivery and pickup of dumpsters.
Dumpsters are ideal for construction projects or just cleaning out the clutter from your basement or garage.
All of our dumpsters have a back door which provides for access and easy loading. You can walk or wheelbarrow debris directly inside the dumpster.