Most would confess, no. Chances are whether you have one car or multiple cars, there’s usually never enough room in there anyway. It’s not about the cars, it’s about the stuff. If your garage is looking more than a storage facility than a “proper” home for your car, this would be a telltale sign that it is time to start your spring cleaning.
The garage is an ideal zone for your car to live, accommodate bicycle storage, sports equipment, shovels, and assorted hardware. But once you violate the parameters of this zone, you are inviting everything else that doesn’t fit in you house. Typically, we just store our random homeless stuff and forget that it’s even there.
Ask yourself this; do you even know what’s living in your garage that you’re holding on to? Is it just stuff that’s collecting dust and buried in boxes because you thought you’d need it someday?
Well, make today that day to check it out! Trash or treasure. If you dig and find some old amazing stuff that you love and still love and need, congrats on the dig…you’ve found gold! More importantly, if you find items that belong inside your home, then preserve it, respect it,and store it back inside your home in a temperature controlled environment. But if you peer into the old dusty boxes and find nothing but your old life or useless memorabilia, trash it.
Pick a nice day, take all of your stuff out of the garage and bring it outside and rummage through the junk. Make it a fun exercise. Have your own private yard sale before deciding you may need a public one. Call in a Professional Organizer to help sort and facilitate the decision-making process. Someone who is not emotionally attached to your sentimental cutter can be more objective and motivate you to toss neglected clutter.
My favorite junk removal company is Junkluggers. They will respectably remove and hand carry out your unwanted clutter, and re-purpose it. As an eco-friendly company, you can feel good about bidding farewell to the old bicycles, roller blades, the rusty paint cans, moldy coolers, broken chairs, and rusty tools. Hey, there are lots of cool new stuff out there and I bet you would opt to buy a new anything before you’d use your old stuff.
Seriously, time to get that car back into the garage. Why store and protect the junk inside that you’ll never use, and leave your nice car outside on the street?