Last time, we talked about why you should store your car in your garage. But what if your garage, like many others, is full of all kinds of junk? Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Orlando, FL has some quick tips to help you empty your garage to store your car.
Assess the Mess
You likely have a myriad of different things cluttering up your garage and making it impossible for your car to fit. Walk through every part of the garage, move stuff around, and assign some categories to everything you see. It can be helpful here to use different colored sticky notes or tape to quickly mark everything. Blue means borrowed, red means junk it, green means sell it, etc.
Return Your Borrowed Items
Remember when you borrowed that wheelbarrow two years ago and never quite returned it? Now’s the time to make amends! Make a list of all the things in your garage that belong to someone else and where they belong. Then, start making some phone calls and making arrangements for items to be returned or picked up.
Sell Some Stuff
Throughout this process, don’t forget the old adage: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. If you have items that are still usable but you don’t want any longer, leverage the power of the internet to turn that trash into cash for yourself! If you don’t already have accounts, sign up at all of these sites:
- Facebook – Many people don’t know the incredible selling power of the Facebook Marketplace.
- NextDoor – This hyper-local social app can connect you with your neighbors for lots of reasons, including swapping goods.
- Craigslist – This old gem is still very effective at moving product in your area.
List your items on one or even all of these sites and wait for the calls to start rolling in. Anything that doesn’t sell in a reasonable amount of time should be relegated to the junk list.
Junk the Junk
Hopefully, you were honest with yourself when assessing everything earlier and you were able to mark some things for the junk pile. If so, you now have the relatively easy job of getting rid of it all! If you have bulk trash pick-up in your city, this part will be made easy by just putting it all on the curb.
However, if you don’t have regular pickups, you’ll need to make other arrangements. Do some research and see if there’s an inexpensive trash company that will do special pickups for a fee. Your last option is to haul it yourself, either in your own vehicle or that of a very helpful friend.
Call Today for a Great New Garage Door
Now that your garage is all emptied out an ready for welcoming in your car, you may have a clearer picture of it. You may notice that your garage door has gotten a little shabby and needs a replacement. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Orlando, Florida is here to help you get a great new door when you empty your garage to store your car.