Sorting Through the Junk in Your Garage

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If you’re like many homeowners, then you tend to store random objects in your garage. While you leave plenty of space for your car or truck, there’s still lots of stuff lining the walls and the shelves in the garage. Some of these things you want to keep safe, but others are simply there because you didn’t know where else to put them. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we can help you find a self-storage unit for anything you want to hold onto, giving you more space in your garage and helping you get rid of that unnecessary junk!

Empty Boxes and Tubs

One of the prime culprits of garage clutter is often empty boxes or empty plastic tubs. You break down the boxes after you use them, but instead of recycling them, you keep them in the garage, just in case you need them in the future. The boxes begin to pile up, and soon, you have a stack of cardboard that’s taking up a lot of space. As you’re going through your stuff, use those boxes to organize items for self-storage and then recycle the ones you don’t use.

As for empty plastic tubs, they likely had a use at one point, such as for holiday decorations or camping gear. If you’ve moved those items to another part of the house, or you’ve gotten rid of some things, then it could be time to donate those old tubs that are still in good condition. You can also use these for storage, and taking them into the house and filling them with personal belongings will get them out of the garage and out of the way.


Old Tools and Equipment

If you’re a tinkerer or you work on your car or motorcycle during the summer, then your garage is likely filled with tools and equipment. However, how often do you get new tools, and when was the last time you went through all the old wrenches and screwdrivers that you own? While you know which tools you need for a job, there may be some that you haven’t touched in years or those that have been replaced by newer models. The older objects are just taking up space now, and you may have added another tool chest simply to hold everything.

By going through your tools and equipment, you can decide what you want to keep, and what could be given to someone else who could use it. If you have a neighbor who’s always borrowing your tools, then why not give some to them so that the tools take up space in their garage?

Things the Kids Have Outgrown

Another category that can add to junk piling up in the garage is things that the kids have outgrown. Old bikes and scooters might be hanging from the wall or the ceiling, and while they got plenty of use a few years ago, they’re now just occupying space that could be used for other purposes. The kids might be driving now, or perhaps even out of the house, and while hanging onto childhood toys and bikes can help you cherish those years, it can make more sense to store those items elsewhere, or donate them to those in need.

Getting bigger items like bikes and scooters out of the garage can help you create the space you need for other things (such as new tool chests). There may only be a few objects that you need to move, but you can greatly reduce the amount of stuff that’s taking up valuable space in your garage.

Find Storage Today

If you’re planning to clean out the garage this spring, then let EZ Storage® help you find the right self-storage unit. We have locations all across the greater Philadelphia area, and each one has the options to meet your needs. The staff members and resident managers are knowledgeable and helpful, and with our monthly lease options, you can rent a space for as long as you need. Once you have a unit, you can access it on any day of the year. This means that you can bring anything else from the garage whenever it works for you.

Find your new storage solution today!