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Garage: Cleaning And Organizing

By Bidsbypros @bidsbypros
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Cleaning the garage is one of those tasks we never have time for. We are always too busy to do it, always telling ourselves we will get to it next week, or the week after that. Let’s be honest, here – no one wants to spend their weekend cleaning the garage. It’s work, and work is what you do during the week, so you need your time to take a break during the weekend. But you know what? It doesn’t work that way. You need to do this and you need to stop procrastinating. I’ve been there, trust me; I’ve been there more times than you can possibly imagine, and not just for the garage, but for basically everything I do. I’m quite possibly the biggest procrastinator the world has ever known, and I’m still struggling with this problem, and trust me – it is a problem. I’m making progress, though. And if I can do it, then so can you. Stop leaving everything for tomorrow. Life doesn’t have the time to wait for you get ready and make up your mind. It’s time for you to take action. Start with something small, but then move on to bigger things quickly. I’d say cleaning and organizing the garage should come high on the list.

Do it this weekend!

This is one of the tasks that requires you to be determined. This isn’t going to work if you have any doubt in your heart. This is not a walk in the park, and you know it, but do you know what? I’m sure you can do it. I have faith in your discipline. Now it’s time for you to have some faith in yourself, as well. We’ll start right away. You will clean the garage this weekend. This will be in your plans. No excuses. You need to be focused on the task at hand. Don’t just think to yourself, “Well, I might finally do it!” It’s to think, “I have to end this. It’s going to be this weekend!” Garage cleaning enters the schedule and is a high priority task. Don’t forget it. Right it down, if you have to. Tell your friends that’s what you’re doing. I’ve found that telling people you will do something increases the chances of you actually doing it because you don’t want to look bad.

Prepare well!

Preparation is half the battle. If you’re well prepared, there is no way you can lose. You will need several things – a few containers for the trash (and there will be a lot of it), cleaning detergents, lots of rags you can use for cleaning and possibly new shelving (the last part is optional but if the shelves in your garage aren’t that good, you can’t organize the place and this defeats the purpose of starting the project in the first place).

Start cleaning!

Designate an area of the garage where you will temporarily store your stuff. This way you will be able to determine with only one look what you need and you don’t. Throw away any useless junk and trash you might find. Store the rest on the designated area (it’s going to be a complete chaos, let me tell you that much) while you clean and/or install the shelving. Be careful with your power tools and don’t let anything get buried or they might get damaged. Once you’ve removed everything, start cleaning. It’s going to take a while, but it’s going to be worth it. After you’re done cleaning, start organizing your tools on the shelves. You can even add labels to help you do it better. If you find things you don’t need but are in good condition, you can remove them from the garage and sell them on Ebay. Well, it wasn’t easy, but you did it. Good job!

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