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Garage Organization, Getting Rid of the Junk

There are many different ways to get your garage clean and organized, but first you need to get rid of all the junk that's laying around, taking up space.
You don't have to do this garage organization all by yourself, which can be a bit overwhelming to say the least.
Employ your kids, and you whole family to help you.
Don't try to do it all in one day either, because trying to rush everything in one day you will overlook many things, and may end up getting rid of something you really need.
Instead, set aside a weekend for garage organization, preferably when the weather is nice, but not too hot.
Getting the family involved will cut your time in half, and although they may not be too eager at the beginning, in the end they will really enjoy it.
Don't try to overwhelm yourself with trying to take on everything at once, just do it in sections.
Have three designated areas, keep, throw away, and yard sale.
Have the kids get involved, maybe even go through their old toys they don't want any more and put them in the yard sale pile.
Now there are some things that are just junk.
Anything that is broken, and god only knows why you kept these things, can get put into the throw away pile right off.
Anything that the family has grown out of can be put into the sale pile.
If you do your organizing in small sections at a time before long you will find that you have cleared out your whole garage.
Once this is done, the next step is to get rid of all the things you don't want anymore.
Having a yard sale is a good way to dump all of your junk on someone else.
Make sure that you go through the throw away pile as well.
If you think there are some things that can be fixed, maybe you should consider donating them to some charitable organization before just throwing them in the trash.
If there are things that can be recycled you should do that as well, to cut down your impact on the environment.
Here are some good ideas for garage sales.
Like it or not, there are certain times of the month when people have the most money.
Usually, many different people get paid around the first and fifteenth of the month, so scheduling your sale around this time is ideal.
There are many free newspapers you can place garage sale ads, but you need to get your request in at least a week in advance.
It is a good idea to get some large banners or poster board for your signs, and use large easy to see letters, that are in contrasting colors to the back ground.
Make sure your address is large and clearly visible from the road, and have a sign out front as well.
When you are all done, anything that is left over should just get donated, because there is no sense putting it back into your garage and start the clutter all over again.
Depending on how much you make, you may be tempted to splurge, but instead, your should really consider using the money for buying garage organization systems instead.
Pegboard systems are going to be the cheapest, and easiest way to start organizing, and these systems can be purchased at just about any home improvement outlet.

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