April 23, 2019
You’ve heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers”. The last thing you want to do is get caught in the downpour because your garage is too packed with junk to park your car inside. Think of how much better a cleaned out garage would be if it meant keeping you dry and warm when seasonal weather comes your way.
It’s important to start with a game plan, so there are no surprises along the way. Having the expertise of VanGo Junk Removal ensures that your junk removal plans go off without a hitch. This guide will provide you with some helpful tips on decluttering so you know exactly how to go about reclaiming your garage space.
Where to Start
When beginning a new project, like cleaning out your garage, you may feel daunted. You should first assess the amount of space you have to work with. Even if you have more items that you want to hold onto, the most effective solution may not be your current organization system. Shelving units can be a great way to separate your possessions by category or utility. If you don’t have any, now is a great time to install them to prevent any future pileups! You can also use ceiling hooks and stacking containers to ensure you’re getting the most out of your space.
Now that you’ve established your setup, it’s important to grasp what you want to keep and what’s better being written off as junk. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and think through why you’ve kept each of your items around. Is it out of necessity or just because you haven’t gotten around to tossing it? Follow these no-fail steps to figure out what items will end up serving you best.
What to Keep
It can be difficult to determine what exactly you should be kept. We tend to hold onto items we think could be helpful “one day”, when in reality they might be taking up the space of something that could better serve you. Although, just because you’re doing a clean out doesn’t mean everything has to get tossed. In fact, there are some items you will want to keep and reorganize. You should keep an item if…
- It’s something you grab for often. You know what we’re talking about. This item always seems to make its way to the top of the pile because you’re constantly reaching for it. It continues to be reliable despite the wear and tear it’s endured throughout the years. You should hold onto it if it’s practical and will continue to come in handy. If you haven’t used it within the last year, it may not be a necessity and you should consider tossing it.
- It’s sentimental or irreplaceable. Sometimes you just can’t part with an item–we get that. Some of the things we store may be passed down from family members or remind us of important moments from the past. Ask yourself: what are the things I can’t part with? These are the items you’d try to save if there was a fire or emergency. If it’s one of the first things that comes to your mind in that scenario, there’s a good chance it falls within this category and should be held onto.
- It’s in good shape and can be used in the foreseeable future. Everyone has something that they bought with good intentions, but will never actually get around to using. There’s no use keeping something around to sit in its box and collect dust. Even some of the things that you’ve had forever, and consider as “old reliables”, can fall into a state of disrepair and will need to be junked. You can always get new tools that will actually be safer and be in use just as long as the older models.
Now that you’ve separated your items and know exactly what you want to get rid of, it’s time to call the industry’s best to finish the job.
Why VanGo Junk Removal?
When you call VanGo Junk Removal, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best customer service and expertise possible from any junk removal company. Not only do we help you get rid of your junk quickly, you can select an arrival time that works best with your busy schedule. We take all the hassle out of disposing of your junk! We also recycle and donate any items we can, being conscious of putting as little in landfills as possible.
After we’ve finished the job, you’ll be left with an organized space and no evidence of a mess ever having been there. Whether its carpets, appliances, or furniture, we can help you get rid of it today. Make your call to VanGo Junk Removal before you get caught in any spring showers, and enjoy the convenience of a junk-free garage!