It may seem counter-intuitive to undertake a garage cleanout in fall; after all, that sort of activity is reserved for spring cleaning. Not so, there are a number of very good reasons to clean out your garage after August. If you are in the greater Portland Area, Value Dumpster Portland can deliver a roll-off dumpster right to your driveway. It will make disposing of unwanted items and junk from your garage simple and easy. When your dumpster is filled, just call us, and we will haul it to the landfill. Still not convinced? Here are several reasons to clean out your garage before winter.
Not Having to Park in the Driveway During a Snowstorm
No one likes scraping ice off their windshield or removing snow from their car. These chores become even more challenging when an icy wind is blowing on the back of your neck. A garage cleanout ensures you never have to get in or out of your car at home when it is bitterly cold. Getting groceries out will no longer involve navigating your way to the front door through patches of ice. While it may be seen by some as funny, falling on a patch of ice is no laughing matter. Elderly or disabled homeowners would benefit the most from parking in their garage, allowing them to avoid slip hazards.
More Room for a Room
Clearing out trash and old furniture from your garage and throwing it into your rental dumpster will create extra space in your garage. The additional space means that you can use the garage as an additional room. At times during the winter, you may be confined to your house; having a garage double as a gym or workshop will fight against cabin fever. You can hang a TV on the wall to stay entertained as you work out or work on a project in your garage. Cleaning out your garage can be good for your mental health.
Remove Environmental Hazards
You may not be aware, but stacks of old rags, wood, or furniture can create environmental hazards. Old rags with cleaning be chemicals or that were used to wipe up spilled gasoline can be dangerous. Rags with combustible chemicals can ignite without warning, and if you are using a portable space heater that gets too close to the rags, there is a chance fumes could ignite and set your garage on fire.
Damp clothing or rags that have been piled in the corner of your garage are likely to develop mold and affect anyone in your home with allergies or asthma. Stacks of wood pose similar hazards as piles of rags, but in addition, they make an excellent place for rodents to call home. Getting hazardous items out of your garage will not only make your home safer from fire, but it will reduce possible health risks as well. Keep in mind that rags with chemicals on them must be rinsed out before being disposed of in your roll-off dumpster
Additional Storage Area
Clearing out your garage allows you to store things you access to important things that you don’t want to store in your home. Storing important things like legal and financial documents in your garage means you won’t have to climb into the attic to get them. It also gives you the ability to move that old beat-up sofa you cannot part with out of the house. Exercise equipment, overflow from your closets, and old toys can all be moved into the garage to unclutter your home.
Let Us Be Your Partner
Let Value Dumpster Portland help you achieve your goal of a clean, open garage during the long winter months. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will discuss what size roll-off dumpster best suits your needs. Don’t hesitate, call or fill out our online contact form today. We will be happy to make your fall garage cleanout a reality.