How to Easily Declutter Your Garage in 6 Simple Steps
I have six steps that will show you how to declutter your garage. You can do a garage declutter without stress if you stay organized and have a plan. Remember to step back and take a break if you feel overwhelmed at any time.
1. Put music on
Get your playlist ready.
The first thing you'll want to do is to put on your favorite music. I don't know about you, but music always gets me into the mood for cleaning or decluttering. It keeps me going during the garage decluttering process which can be quite a job.
2. Gather and label your boxes
Get organized from the start.
Before you start decluttering, gather boxes or bins and label them. You'll keep things centralized, and you'll know exactly what to do with each item. I am using just regular white paper, and I've labeled a giveaway box, a selling bin, and a donating bin. I highly recommend you do this because this will help you stay organized while decluttering.
3. Go through everything
As you declutter, allow yourself time to go through everything.
Sorting is a crucial step in the decluttering process. This is a time when you can just go through all your things to decide which box it belongs in. I do want to say if you feel overwhelmed after I didn't know, let's say you're decluttering for 30 minutes. You're 30 minutes in, and you're feeling overwhelmed; it's okay to stop.
It's okay to put everything away and continue on the next day. It's important to keep in mind that you are letting go of a lot of things all at once, and you're making decisions within minutes as you're doing this. So it's okay to stop.
4. Give everything a home
Put the things you're keeping in the place they belong.
This goes along the lines of a place for everything and everything in its place. Organization is very important when you are done decluttering. When you give everything a home in your garage, it will help you stay clutter-free. It'll help you find everything easier, and it will just help you know where everything goes when you're done using it.
5. Place your sorted boxes where you'll see them
Make sure your boxes or bins are where you'll be sure to deal with them.
Place the bins or boxes with your clutter where you can see them. This way, you know where everything is, and you'll have it handy and ready to go when you're ready to donate, sell or give.
You'll be motivated to remove those items from your garage and deal with them by donating, selling, or throwing away the clutter you put in each box or bin.
6. Sweep and recycle
Don't stop at decluttering; give your garage a bit of a cleanup.
Sweeping after you're all done decluttering and removing the recycling will just help you stay motivated the next day as you're done decluttering.
How to declutter a garage
Decluttering your garage can be a big undertaking, but it's also very rewarding. You'll pass on unused items to others who need them and clear your space of junk. You may even make extra money selling things you no longer need. How often do you declutter your garage? Share in the comments below.