9. Broken and Unusable ToolsOver the years, you might have accumulated a collection of tools that are damaged, rusted, or beyond repair. Holding onto these broken items only takes up valuable space and makes it harder to find the tools you actually need. Discard or recycle these tools and consider investing in replacements if necessary.
8. Old and Worn-Out Sports EquipmentSports equipment such as bicycles, tennis rackets, or skateboards can take up a lot of room in your garage. If you or your family members have outgrown certain sports or hobbies, it’s time to let go of the old gear. Consider donating them to a local sports program or selling them online to someone who can put them to good use.
7. Outgrown or Unused Baby ItemsIf your children have grown out of baby strollers, cribs, car seats, or other baby items, it’s time to say goodbye to them. These items can take up a substantial amount of space and have the potential to be repurposed by other parents in need. Look for local charities, churches, or organizations that accept donations of gently used baby items.
6. Dated Electronics and AppliancesObsolete electronics and appliances often find their way into the garage. VHS players, outdated gaming consoles, or broken microwaves can be cleared out to create more space. Some organizations may accept old electronics for recycling, while some appliances can be taken to designated recycling centers.
5. Excess Paint CansHolding onto cans of paint that you used years ago for a long-forgotten project is a common garage clutter issue. Sort through your paint cans, keep only those that match your current home’s color scheme, and dispose of the rest responsibly. Many municipalities have special programs for disposing of paint and other hazardous materials.
4. Unwanted FurnitureUnused furniture pieces like old tables, chairs, or cabinets often end up in the garage. If you have no plans to use them in the near future, consider selling or donating these items. It can create more floor space and make room for other items that belong in the garage.
3. Excess Gardening SuppliesWhile gardening equipment is essential for maintaining your outdoor spaces, keeping excess or redundant tools in your garage can lead to a cluttered mess. Consider donating or selling items you no longer need, and keep only those tools that are necessary for your gardening tasks.
2. Torn or Useless Outdoor EquipmentOutdoor equipment like tarps, camping gear, or patio furniture can deteriorate over time. If you have torn or unusable outdoor items taking up space in your garage, it’s time to toss them. This will make room for the equipment you genuinely need for your outdoor adventures.
1. Unidentifiable or Mystery BoxesLastly, examine any boxes or containers in your garage that have remained unopened for an extended period. Sometimes, we forget what we’ve stored in these boxes, and they become unnecessary clutter. Open them up and decide whether the contents are worth keeping or can be discarded. Your garage doesn’t have to be a haven for clutter and junk. By assessing your belongings and parting with items you no longer need, you can transform your garage into a functional and organized space.
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.
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Cleaning Binder & Custom Cleaning Calendar
This 18-page editable cleaning binder printable pack will help you establish a cleaning schedule based on the custom tasks you actually need for your home. From the spring cleaning checklist to everyday cleaning recipes, this printable set is great for kick-starting a cleaning routine and staying on task with annual and semi-annual tasks, too.