Has your garage begun to look more like a disorganized storage unit than a place to park your car? You're not alone. Garages have a habit of accumulating clutter faster than you can clear it away. The good news is that it is never too late to declutter your garage. It may not be the most enjoyable task, but you'll feel so good when it's done. If you need a little more inspiration, here are five more reasons to clean out your garage this weekend.
Create More Space for Things You Use
Although your garage may be filled with items you don't use, you surely have some items you do use and want to store in the garage. If you clear the clutter, you can create space to properly store your most-used items. For example, if you pull all of the boxes and bags of old things off your shelving unit, you can then use the shelves to store your fishing gear. You'll love being able to just reach over and grab what you need on the way out the door — rather than moving a pile of stuff to find it.
Sell Extras for Spending Money
In clearing the clutter, you're sure to find some things that are in good shape, but no longer needed. Sell these items online or at a garage sale. You can spend the money on a fun summer activity for your family. Or, maybe you want to invest it in a new organization system for your cleaned-out garage.
A cluttered garage can be a safety hazard. You may worry about boxes falling off a high shelf and hurting someone. Or, you may worry about someone tripping on scattered items as they rush through the garage during an emergency. A clean, well-organized garage is a safe garage.
Prevent Pest Infestations
Garages are favorite homes for rodents, cockroaches, and other pests. These pests are less likely to invade if they don't have places to hide. After you de-clutter, vacuum up all debris and wash off hard surfaces in your garage. Taking these steps will help keep the pests away, which will keep your whole home safer and healthier.
Find Things You Forgot About
Many of the things in your garage may be unwanted clutter. But buried deep in the recesses of this space, there may be some things you love, but forgot about. Maybe you'll find an old bike you can't wait to ride again. Or perhaps you'll discover your old watering can, which you could have been using to water your herbs all this time. Declutter your garage, and enjoy the treasure hunt.
Decluttering a garage requires time and patience, but it is well worth the effort. If you are in over your head, consider hiring a home maintenance team to help you with this and other tasks. Hassle Free Home Services offers seasonal and quarterly maintenance plans to keep your home in top shape. Contact us to learn more about our services.