No one looks forward to the dreaded task of cleaning out your garage. Its best to do seasonally so the task isn’t too overwhelming and you keep on top of any troubles with weather or pests getting through and wreaking havoc.
With the cold weather and flurries quickly approaching, preparing your garage for vehicle storage along with easy access to salt and shovels is a must.
Here are five quick tips on how to clean out your garage!
• Sort it out
Pick a favourable day- in terms of both weather and ample time- to complete the task, and start the project by sorting through what you have.
Lay everything out on the driveway in separate piles categorized with sidewalk chalk into: Save it, Store it, Junk it, and Donate it.
The save and store piles need to be organized into what is going back into the garage, what can be stored in a more appropriate place such as the shed or basement, and what you want to box up and take off site to a storage locker.
Anything going into donation piles need to be assessed for quality. If they are still in good working order, find out what charitable organizations will take what. If you need to junk it, call us! We arrange for junk removal and dumpster drop offs for larger items.
• Organize it
The worst thing you can do once you have cleaned out a big space is to throw everything back in without a game plan.
The best approach is to make a trip to your local storage solutions store and purchase sealable, weather proof containers to contain items. There are multiple shapes and sizes to help address tools, car accessories, cleaning products and other items found around the garage.
• Purchase necessary shelving and/or chests
This will help with items that can be stored along the wall, tucked in drawers, or organized in footlockers. Having a home for everything helps to keep you organized as where you have taken it from, it simply should be returned to.
• Take back the empties
Sounds obvious doesn’t it? So do it! Make time to pack up those cans and bottles and make a run to your local beer store. Getting rid of stagnant beverage containers will help save space, reduce bugs, and make you a few dollars.
• Clean it out
When you have got the space emptied out, take the opportunity to physically clean it out. Sweep dirt, dust cobwebs, wipe down surfaces, and set mouse or ant traps up where necessary.Great Customer Service – Full Service
Letting someone into your home is daunting and can be scary because let’s face it, it’s hard to trust people. But this is why JuNK iT! takes their customer service seriously and makes 100% sure that you will feel comfortable letting our crew into your home when you order a full service. Here is a break down of our procedure so you know exactly what to expect when you hire JuNK iT! Our driver’s aren’t just hired out of the blue. They go through vigorous interviews and have Criminal Record Checks performed to make sure that the person you are letting into your home is respectful and reflects the values of our company. Upon hiring, they go through extensive training to make sure they are capable of performing the job at hand. When you call JuNK iT! your call will always be answered by a person who can answer any questions you may have. If you wish to continue with the procedure, our driver’s are told where and when you wish to receive your no obligation quote. Thirty minutes prior to their arrival within the 2 hour window of arrival that is given to you, our driver’s will call you to make sure you are home. If you are home, the crew will arrive in uniform so you can easily identify them. If the junk is inside your home, our driver’s will put on boot covers to ensure they don’t leave a messy trail behind. They will provide you with a no obligation quote in which you can choose to continue with or refuse. If you accept the offer, they require your signature in order to proceed with the project. Once the junk is removed, our driver’s will do a quick sweep and ensure the area looks presentable. Upon completion, payment is due on site and another signature. You will then be provided with an invoice and receipt. Last but not least, we leave a little fridge magnet behind! Customer service is important to any company that cares about their reputation and how they treat their clients. JuNK iT! prides itself in having the best customer service. Give us a call and find out for yourself! 416-531-5865.Rent a Garbage Bin or Dumpster When Renovating
When you’re renovating your home, whether you’re tearing down walls or just replacing your carpet, a junk removal service can make the process much easier. A great way to make the clean up process faster and more efficient is to rent a dumpster or a mini bin while you’re working. There are several advantages to this.
First of all, you’ll be able to throw out all of your garbage as you create it. You won’t need to move everything from the floor, to a truck to a dump. Simply throw everything right in the dumpster and you’ll only have to move it once. The junk removal company will come and pick up the dumpster when you’re done with it, so you’ll only have to move your construction waste once.
Second of all, this will make it easier for you to perform the actual renovations. If you throw everything you no longer need out of the house and into a dumpster on your driveway, you’ll be freeing up space within the home. You won’t have to worry about stepping around debris while you’re working.
That brings us to the third advantage: it’s safer. When renovating it’s very easy to slip or trip on materials. This becomes even more true when you’re tearing down walls, ripping out counters and cabinets or replacing flooring. With garbage, trash and unwanted material laying everywhere, it’s easy to trip on something and hurt yourself. Clear that stuff out of the way and place it in a dumpster before anyone gets hurt.
Junk It rents disposal bins in a variety of sizes. For carpet removal or minor home renovation projects, you may only need to rent a smaller bin. For major projects, there are larger bins that will suit your needs better. All bins have low walls for easy loading and they won’t damage your driveway.
Having a dumpster on site when renovating definitely makes the process safer and the clean up faster and easier.
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