If you dread going into your garage because of the clutter you’re not alone. Many Southeast Louisianans use their garage as a convenient storage location for anything they won’t fit in the house. A garage cleanout doesn’t seem like an impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. With a good plan, some simple tools and steely determination you can turn that garage into an organized space that fills your neighbors with envy. Here are the tools you’ll need to make your garage cleanout in New Orleans a success.
Before you start, you should clear everything out of the garage. If it’s practical, move everything out into the driveway, that way you can see what you have to work with. With that out of the way, you’ll be able to clean your garage space from top to bottom. For this initial cleaning phase, you may need some heavy-duty cleaning tools – especially if it’s been a few years since you’ve seen the floor of your garage. Here are some cleaning tools that will help make the job a little easier:
There are different options for clearing away all of the junk you’ll be parting ways with, but renting a dumpster is easily your best option. When you rent a dumpster you can get rid of all of your waste without having to make multiple trips to the landfill or having to rely on the schedule of a junk removal company. All you have to do is fill the dumpster with the things in your garage you no longer want and then call for its removal at the end of your cleanout. It’s a simple and easy way to deal with your waste removal.
With 4 dumpster sizes to choose from in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, North Shore and all of Southeast Louisiana, no matter the size of your garage cleanout, there is a size that’s just right for your needs!
After the initial cleanout phase, before you can start moving your things back into the garage you’ll need to get organized. If you don’t already have shelving it’s a good investment to consider. If you’re handy you can make your own and build them into the walls. For the rest of us, there are many great prefab shelving options that are easy to construct. Storage shelving will save you a lot of room moving forward and keep you organized.
It can be frustrating trying to find the right tool when you need it. Shelving is great for a lot of things, but it won’t give you quick and easy access to your tools. For these items pegboards, hooks and hangers are ideal for larger tools. A good toolbox is perfect for storing all of your screwdrivers and ratchet sets, but a pegboard with hooks and hangers is better for larger tools and for items you use a lot. Instead of rooting around in the bottom of a toolbox you can quickly find what you need.
Your garage cleanout doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you start with a plan and use the tools above on your quest for a new clean space, you’ll find it a rewarding experience. At the end of your project, you may even be able to park your car in the garage again!