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Decluttering the garage doesn’t have to be a painstaking process. It can seem overwhelming at first. By following these 5 steps to declutter the garage it can be done in no time. Also with little to no stress!

Make a Clear Goal

When it comes to clutter in the garage, everyone’s situation is unique. Some may just have a beat up couch that’s been sitting there since the last move. Others have an old bedroom set that has just been collecting dust. Then there are people who have years worth of junk everywhere and want it all hauled away! There may be a little or a lot you need to sort and get rid of. Regardless, the first step in decluttering your garage is making sure you identify what the ‘end-goal’ is. Decluttering and getting rid of junk can seem overwhelming at first. It is more easily manageable when there is a definitive goal you’re working towards. 

Make a Firm Deadline

After clearly defining your decluttering goal, it’s then important to have a definite deadline. This will ensure the job will be complete exactly when you want or need to have the job done by. We’ve seen that procrastination rears its ugly head all too often! What you were hoping to get done one weekend can easily turn into weeks if not months! The best way to make sure the decluttering of junk gets done is to give yourself a firm deadline. 

Designate Items into Junk Vs. Keep Piles

It’s important when trying to declutter the garage to separate items into definite areas. These areas in the garage should be labeled as ‘Keep’ verses ‘Junk’. For people who have smaller amounts of junk, this is a super easy step. The junk items may already be in a group together! For jobs closer to a full clear out, this can definitely be time consuming. It is important to designate at least one full day to this task.

Once all the items are grouped together, it is much easier to get an idea of how much space you will be recouping after the items are all cleared out. Also, when you want to simply get rid of everything, it is common to hire a junk removal company. They will come out and haul these items away for one simple, set price. In this case, it is even more important to separate out items you want to keep so there is no confusion. The last thing you want is an accidental hauling of items you don’t want to get rid of!

Contact Family and Friends

If your deadline allows for it, contact friends and family to see if they want any of your items. It is a great way to repurpose before junking them. The important part of this step to keep in mind your deadline to complete the job. We have found many instances when trying to declutter the garage where friends and family say they want one thing or another. However, it is common for them to fall through on picking them up in a timely manner.

This may not be an issue for some! For others this prolongs the decluttering timeline. This causes you to have to deal with the junk for much longer than anticipated. Similar to setting your own firm deadline, giving others a firm deadline is important. Telling them when they need to pick the junk items up will motivate them to actually come get the items they said they wanted. 

Book a Junk Removal Company

The final step to declutter the garage full of junk is to call in a junk removal company, like us! We specialize in hauling away all the unwanted junk and clutter that you are stuck with. Depending on the size of the job, our junk removal crews can usually come out the same day or next to haul away all the junk that was left over from your garage! Using an all inclusive and simple pricing model, we will come out and give you a free onsite estimate before starting. As long as the pricing makes sense, our crew will then get started. In no time, they will have everything loaded onto the truck, leaving you with a decluttered, junk free garage! 

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