Spring Cleaning: Clean Out the Garage

The garage is a super-magnet for clutter. A garage sale is a great way to clean it out! Before you make any signs, make a plan!

Buy storage. If you don’t have any shelves, head over to Home Depot or Lowe’s to get some. Shelves are an awesome way to stow stuff without taking up a lot of room. If you already have shelves, when was the last time you replaced them? Old plastic shelves can warp and sag after years of use, plus stainless steel shelves are more sustainable and durable. Be sure to get stackable bins as well.

Lay everything out. Choose a nice day to get everything out of your garage. That will give you an opportunity to clean nooks and crannies that may not get attention otherwise. Then, sort your stuff into keep, donate, or resell. Used sporting equipment like golf clubs, hockey sticks, bikes, baseball equipment, and scuba gear all retain some resale value, depending on their condition. Some may even be considered vintage! Anything that doesn’t sell, donate. Keep the essentials (like a ladder) along with anything that sees regular use (like lawncare equipment).

Advertise. Do more than just post a few signs around the neighborhood! The internet is really helpful for broadening your reach. Highlight the more popular items by taking some pictures and posting them on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, and NextDoor. Once everything that’s sold is gone, donate what’s left.

A garage sale is a great way to welcome the warmer weather. You’ll declutter your home and get some exercise! The garage can be a big task, so don’t be afraid to ask for some help.

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