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How to clean out that cluttered garage

If you havenít been able to fit your car in your garage for over a decade then you may have found the article you were looking for. Junk Services Houston are experts on what needs to be done to get your garage cleaned out properly.


A few items you will need:

  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Bags
  • Gloves

You might need:

  • Maskwear
  • Dumpster Rental (considering amount of junk)
  • Hazardous Waste Removal
  • Shelves or Stacking storage containers

First things first and that is actually to dig through everything you have and begin separating between items that you want to keep or get rid of; that is donate, recycle or trash. This step involves separating all of your items into four groups; the trash (dumpster or plastic bags), donate (boxes), the keep (pile) and recyclable materials. These decisions should be made fairly quickly for each item. For Instance, if you donít know what it is and it is in your garage; it is likely that it could be donated or just trashed. Apparently you havenít had any use for it.

Many items that people see as trash are actually salvageable by way of recycling. Plastic Bottles, wires off of broken appliances, any type of metals, cardboard, and paper all are excellent forms of recyclable material and, if possible, should be disposed of accordingly.†Things that are being donated need to be in good condition, if itís trash just toss it in the dumpster. Good donation items include clothes, furniture, or appliances; anything that could possibly be reused by another person. Just remember not to donate trash. To name a few places Salvation Army, Goodwill or Purple Heart are all good places to donate the items that are cluttering your valuable space.†

Everyone is going to find items that they are going to keep amongst the storage shed that has become their garage. Just pile all of these items up in boxes and get them out of your way for right now, these items will get more attention later.†You need to be responsible in reclaiming your lost space. When Iíve asked former customers what they found most difficult about taking on this job many respond with they didnít know where to start. The thing is, there isnít; just start working and by making responsible quick decisions you will have your whole garage cleaned out and sorted in your driveway.

A very cluttered garage can take unexperienced workers over 3 days to complete. Junk Services Houston keeps this in mind when we rent out our 12 yard roll-off dumpsters for 5 days. Some of our competitors have a slightly discounted price but for less than half that time. After you have sorted through all of your items that once cluttered your space itís a good time to begin thinking about where you are going to store all of those items that you chose to keep.

Since the clutter that you cleared out probably started in a small corner of your garage it may be a good idea to invest in shelves or stacking storage boxes. You can place these where you believe will be the least traveled area of your garage.Remember to dispose of the hazardous materials you found properly, be responsible with recyclable materials and get your car out of the rain.

- Junk Services Houston: Junk Removal and Dumpster Rental in Houston, TX

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