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Cleaning Up for the Holidays: The Quintessential Garage Junk Discovered

Dec 27, 2022

The Christmas season is the ideal time to go through all of your boxes and the spaces in your garage. A part of us wants to tidy up the mess we have amassed during the year in between celebrations. Naturally, we also desire a clean, orderly place to begin the new year.

Perhaps you're considering upgrading or remodeling your garage to increase the amount of storage space it offers or possibly turning it into a more luxurious area.

But you ought to sit and reconsider your decisions. It's possible that your garage is so disorganized that all you need to do is clear it out and get rid of the clutter that has been collecting dust and taking up space for some time now.

The reason we permit clutter to accumulate in our area, which prevents our cars from being parked in driveways, is the subject of the following inquiry. You should think about it, then. After that, take a moment to relax and start clearing everything out.

Managing junk in the garage

First and foremost, consider an item to be garbage if you haven't used it in a year and let it go; donate, give away, or throw it away. That object has remained idle for almost a year for a reason—either you forgot where you put it, or you have no need for it. But there is a chance that it may soon fulfill its purpose. The question is, when exactly? Keep your garage from becoming a junkyard due to your what-ifs and maybes.

Establish a specific place to put your items in the garage, such as the yard or the driveway. You will quickly see upon inspection that these objects are typically considered junk and should act as a guide going forward. From there, you may categorize them as keep, toss away, recycle, or charity.

Outdated athletic gear

You could have liked playing baseball with your children during the summer and let them sign up for sports clinics. You may believe that pumping gas will be able to fix the equipment, but it may be soon deflated or worn out. Or perhaps your child has grown to love other sports so much that leaving the ball in the corner was natural. Therefore, it will probably remain in the garage till who knows when.

Donate the sporting gear to a charity or nearby family that cannot afford to purchase new athletic equipment if it is still in good condition.

Unused and leftover cans of paint

We usually have a couple of cans that are either unused or only partly used left behind when we touch up our walls. Further, we would decide to save the paint in the garage for potential future use. It is possible that the paint would dry up, the colors would break, and the consistency would alter due to the area's fluctuating temperatures and moisture levels. However, because the cans contain hazardous material, you must exercise caution while getting rid of them. To do so, check with your neighborhood disposal center for instructions.

Discarded appliance cardboard

Because we would probably use them after we moved out or upgraded our appliances in case they needed repair while still covered by warranty, we couldn't bring ourselves to throw away the cardboards. The longer you store those cardboard boxes, the more they will gather dust and insects and decay, so keep that in mind if you have yet to make any immediate plans to move out.

Worn-out tools

Most likely, new, functional tools have replaced any old ones that are rusted, damaged, or missing bits. Therefore, retaining things only for the purpose of keeping them or inadvertently adding to the mess that already exists in your garage. When you finally get rid of them, you'll be astounded by just how much room they were taking up.

Keeping things you want to retain in storage

Installing overhead garage storage or wall shelves will allow you to make extra room in the garage since they make the most of the underused space. The market has several wall shelves and overhead garage storage options. A fast search on online shopping sites may find hundreds of things. But if you don't know what you need and desire in a garage storage, it will take time to find what would work best there.

In addition to affordability and cost, the criterion you should look for in a storage item is the ability to use an organizing shelf that can serve a variety of functions and offers flexibility, which will meet your needs—whether it be for weight capacity, reinventing the shelf's orientation, or compatibility with the type of walls you already have in the garage. Getting a rack that is already compatible with the construction of your garage will be more straightforward and more economical, as it is just natural sense.

The WRC24B Fleximounts Corner 2-Pack 2' x 4' Wall Shelving is a reliable top storage solution. You can save a tremendous amount of space in the garage by using the corner walls to install the wall shelf. Moreover, it offers flexible installation as you can use the WRC24B as a corner or a two-pack wall shelf. It is also compatible and suited for either wood studs or concrete walls.

It is made of powder-coated steel, responsible for its heavy-duty and sturdy performance. Each shelf can carry a maximum weight of 220 lbs without being wobbly, so you are assured of the safety of the items stored on it, and you do not need to worry about falling objects cluttering your garage. Additionally, its one-piece grid design for easier assembly makes it more stable compared to others with multi-piece assembly available in the market.

Assembling and installing this wall shelf will be a breeze as it is designed for easy one-person installation. In the package, all the hardware that you need is already included, as well as the installation template that helps with the mounting of holes and the bubble level that helps get the perfect horizontal location.

Moreover, the Fleximounts WRC24B Wall Shelving storage space offers additional storage options. One can quickly expand the storage with the Fleximounts GRH1/GRH1B hooks or GRH2/GRH2B hooks. You can use the hooks to store bikes, tools, cleaning materials, and more.