As 2020 comes to an end and the New Year approaches, there’s no better time than the present to clean out your garage and make room for what 2021 will bring your way.

Maybe it’s that tattered and worn loveseat that’s been taking up space in your garage, or the broken lawnmower you keep meaning to get rid of. No matter what you’re looking to remove to get a clean garage, hiring a professional cleanout company is the fastest, most efficient way to remove clutter once and for all.

As you prepare to organize your garage and remove items you no longer need, you’re probably wondering what the best way to organize a garage is, and how to clean out a garage for maximum space. To learn more about decluttering and organizing your garage, keep reading for tips and tricks you won’t want to miss.

How To Clean Out a Garage

If you’re ready to take back control of your garage, the first step is to remove everything. Yes, everything. Move items to your driveway to sort through and decide what stays and what goes.

Sorting Items

Create clear piles for items you wish to keep, donate, and throw out. Places such as Habitat for Humanity and The Salvation Army can use items such as new or gently used appliances and furniture, as well as clothing.

Once your items are sorted and you know what you plan to keep and what you need to discard, make sure to call a professional junk removal service to take these items away.

Install Shelving

If you haven’t already done so, install shelving in your garage before bringing items back in. This allows you to store more items and to free up floor space and to prevent accidents.

Begin with overhead storage, such as the Fleximount’s Overhead Garage Storage Rack. Not only does it hold up to 600 pounds of storage, but it allows you the freedom to utilize your garage floor to the fullest.

Once you have overhead shelving securely in place, you can begin assembling shelves for your walls. If you’re looking for a stand-alone shelving system that can be transported should you move, consider the DEWALT Steel Wire Deck Industrial Storage Rack.  You’ll safely house items up to 4,500 pounds while ensuring your garage floors are kept clutter-free.

Now that your shelving is in place, it’s time to get organizing. This is where plastic bins come into play. You can use them to house smaller objects, but be sure to label each bin to easily locate items.

Hang up Large or Bulky Objects

Shelving and overhead storage racks are great for compact items, small tools, and anything you use less frequently. Objects such as rakes, gardening tools, and shovels, on the other hand, need their own storage solutions as they can take up space on your garage floor.

This is what makes the Wallmaster Tool Organizer an essential part of any garage set-up. You’ll safely store as much as 420 pounds of equipment, while the rubber-coated sleeves ensure your items stay securely on the wall. 

Organizing Items

After you’ve stocked your shelves, installed overhead storage racks, and have utilized as much wall space as possible, it’s time to move the rest of your garage back in.

Put items such as snow blowers, lawnmowers, and other large equipment in corners, so they’re not in your way. These items can damage your car and should be kept in their own spot.

Keep everyday items, such as bikes, within reach and close to your garage door. You can even hang them on the wall using the Ibera Horizontal Bicycle Bike Wall Hanger.

Seasonal items can be tucked away, as you don’t use these items as often. This includes small gardening tools, holiday decorations, and pool toys.

When storing items, stick to open bins instead of closed containers for easy storage solutions. Most importantly, keep up with your garage cleanout by routinely removing items you no longer need.

Putting It All Together

Now that you know how to clean out a garage, remember to keep floor space open, as a cluttered garage is a safety hazard. If there are items you haven’t used in a year or more, it’s best to donate or discard them and to make room for anything new you may acquire.

Once you’re ready to clean out your garage and make space for the New Year, contact BJM Cleanouts for all your junk removal needs. Our friendly and reliable staff have the resources and professional equipment to haul away items you wish to get rid of. We handle everything from junk removal to demolition work, freeing you from clutter once and for all.