Howdy! It's been awhile since the last post in the "No Brainer Things to Toss" series. In case you missed a post, here's a summary of what we've covered so far:
- No Brainer Things to Toss in Your Kitchen Decluttering Session
- No Brainer Things to Toss in Your Home Office Decluttering Session
- No Brainer Things to Toss in Your Closet Decluttering Session
Moving on to garage decluttering! The garage is a BEAST of a space. And garage organization just so happens to be the focus this month in the Organize & Refine Your Home Challenge, I've compiled a list of 10 "No Brainers" (and a BONUS item) that you can immediately place into the "toss" pile during your garage decluttering sessions.
As always, this post is inspired by a recent tour of my own home. And as always, I'm kinda mortified to share the photos. But we're all friends, right? #NOJUDGEMENTPLEASE
May I present...
THE GARAGE DECLUTTERING TOSS LIST
Confession time: I actually staged this photo, because I don’t store paint in the garage. But most people do. In fact, there’s rarely a time that I completed a garage organizing session with a client that we didn’t uncover a fair number of almost empty cans of paint that were at least a decade old.
If stored properly, unused paint can be used for many years to come. But paint stored in a non-temperature controlled environment (such as garage), will have a much shorter shelf life. So…take a peek into those cans. If the paint has separated, gummed up, or hardened, it’s time to dispose of it (properly). Otherwise, relocate those paint cans to the basement (go through your cans of spray paint too while you’re at it).
In my case, this particular can of paint was still usable in theory. But since I’m about to change out the color of my son’s walls, I know I’ll never use this paint color again. Off you go!
Learn more about how to properly store and dispose of paint here.