….Let’s face it: our sheds are a primary target for accumulating junk. For many, it just seems like the optimal place to store just about anything. Then suddenly one day you go to open it only to realize there isn’t an ounce of room left. It’s definitely time for a major de-junking session once you’ve reached that phase. But once you have cleared it out, how do you keep it that way?
Here are some tips on how to make your shed a junk-free zone and keep it that way.
Clean it Out Before Next Summer
Every year, make it a point to go through the items in your shed and throw out whatever you haven’t touched in the past year. Avoiding accumulating junk means having a continuous routine for staying on top of new items that easily find their way in there.
Throughout the summer, it’s easy to toss in those flowerpots, bags of soil, and other items that seemed only appropriate for the shed. But now is the time to reassess what should stay and what should go.
Start with Larger Items
As you make your annual inspection, start with the larger items, such as old lawns mowers, furniture, old rusted tools, and lawn chairs that haven’t been sat upon in years and probably couldn’t be trusted now anyhow. Be strict with yourself. If you haven’t used any of those large items in the last five years, let alone the past year, toss them.
Focus on the Shelves
Once the larger items are cleared out of the way to make some room, now you can focus your eyes on those shelves. Pick one section at a time. Go through your old boxes, dispose of those old paint cans that will never be used again anyway. Organize and separate the bits and pieces that are useful to you and ones that will realistically never be used again.
Dig Deeper into Those Drawers
Finally, when the floor space is clear and the shelves have been liberated from all of that junk, dig deeper into any drawers you may have. Storage containers, tool box drawers – you’ve gotten this far so you might as well go all the way.
At the end of your de-junking phase when you’re left with all the stuff that needs to be disposed of, get it hauled away in no time with the help of Junk Ninja. We are an eco-friendly junk removal company and can pick up exactly from where you left off. You can sit back and relax while we take care of the rest and get you set up for fall and early winter in no time.
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