While the summer has been brutally hot and humid, it is still hard to believe that Halloween is almost here! The cooler air will definitely be a welcome change, but with it comes the need to move landscaping tools and other outdoor tools indoors. If your garage is beginning to look more like an episode of “Hoarders” than a place to store your vehicles and belongings, don’t let it get too out of control. If you plan well using these five tips shared with the RedFin audience, you will be ready to go when the winter sweeps in!
Don’t Wait to the End of the Year to Donate
Most of us think about donating around the end of the year so that we can take advantage of the contribution write-offs, but there is no time like the present. Instead of packing and stacking things to make room, now is an excellent time to bite the bullet and get rid of all of those items that you haven’t used in the past season. Once you have purged your space of things you don’t need, you will have plenty of room for the things that you do. Make a broad sweep and make your junk useful for someone else in need.
Organize and Order
The garage is supposed to be a place where you store things for when you need them, but most of us can’t find what we need in the chaos. If you want to make sure that you have what you need and can find it easily, go through your items, toss duplicates or things that are broken, then label and organize your tools and other valuables in an order that makes sense. Think about how much time you will save if you know where to look for what you need and can easily find it!
Add Entertainment Space for Holiday Gathering
As the cold weather rushes in, you will likely be looking for a gathering place for friends and family during the holiday season. If you clean out your garage and get rid of the junk you don’t need, you can create an entertainment space that is both sheltered and heated. And if you can keep it cleaned out, you can use the space during the hot weather months, too. Imagine an air-conditioned space that is bug-free! Garages are a great double for a space to get together and create new memories.
Rent a Dumpster to Be Ready!
The best way to commit to cleaning things up is to plan ahead. If you reserve a dumpster for a specific date, you are more likely to not put it off. And by planning ahead, you can compare dumpster rental prices now by calling around to get the best deal. Make sure that you know how much you have to get rid of before calling. That way, you can be sure you’ll get a dumpster that’s big enough to haul it all, yet small enough so that you aren’t paying more than you have to. At Junk in the Box, we are here to help you calculate and get the answers you need to ensure that the dumpster rental process is as smooth as possible!
We are all looking for a little reprieve from the heat and humidity, and before we know it, the colder air will be ushered in. Make sure that your garage doesn’t get scarily stuffed by using the time before winter to clean things up. If you commit to cleaning it up, you will have plenty of cash and room to enjoy the holidays that are on the horizon. Contact Junk in the Box today to reserve your dumpster and get your fall cleanup underway!