National Clean Out Your Garage Day

Mark your calendar!  The Saturday, following Labor Day, is “National Clean Out Your Garage Day.”

Fall is a great time to conquer this organizing project. Get a head start by removing and safely disposing of the old paint that you are hanging on to. It’s easy! Here’s a quick video I made to show you how simple and fast it can be to responsibly dispose of this stuff.

Set aside this time to clean out your garage and conquer this organizing project once and for all. Click To Tweet

Don’t want to Do-It-Yourself?

There are services that will do it for you. Yuck Old Paint will come to your home and pick up just about anything that is considered hazardous material and safely dispose of it. The only professional services company in the mid-Atlantic region to handle the safe removal of old paint cans, varnishes, turpentine, pesticides, household cleaners, motor oil, antifreeze, spray paint cans, fertilizers, and many more… AND they keep them out of the landfill!

How much yuck do you have?

 CALL 888-509-YUCK (9825) for help!

Call them to schedule a pick-up.
Set aside this time during National clean out your garage day and conquer this organizing project once and for all.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.

She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.

Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization.

She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client.

Janet is a Past Board Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO were she has been named Organizer of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

11 Comments

  1. Jana Arevalo on August 29, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Great reminder! Although in Tampa, August is too hot for garages. 🤣 Love the video and thank you for your great resources.

  2. Nicole Ramer on August 29, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing how easy it is to drop off old paint, Janet! I think you’re right – people are afraid of the unknown when it comes to bringing hazardous materials to the landfill. Your transfer station looks awesome and how great that you even have a resource for pickup in your town. I’m now on the search for a similar resource here in Central Florida. 🙂

    • Janet Schiesl on August 30, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      We are lucky to have such a great resource.

  3. Janet Barclay on August 29, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    It is so good to see more and more businesses adopting eco-friendly practices and offering services specifically to help us do more for the environment. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sabrina Quairoli on August 29, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    I love this reminder! The garage gets so cluttered by the fall it needs a clearing out. Clearing it out will also allow the holiday season decorations to have a home when the boxes come out.

    • Janet Schiesl on August 30, 2022 at 2:05 pm

      Great points. Clear out the old to make room for the stuff you really love.

  5. Seana Turner on August 29, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    I’m itching to get into my garage. It isn’t awful, but I know it can be better. The challenge is getting my husband’s attention. Most of what is in there is his. I think I’m going to have to wait for golf season to be over. I’ve been waiting for a rainy day, but we are in a drought, so that day hasn’t come along!!

  6. Julie Bestry on August 30, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    It’s in the 90s here, so it’ll be a while before it’s comfortable weather for organizing garages in my part of the country. Officially, I don’t organize garages at all, but when I have a long-term relationship with residential clients, we sometimes make this a part of the process…but definitely not before October when it it gets down to the 70s, at least.

    I loved your little video of your trip to the transfer station. And I wish we had a service like Yuck Old Paint in my neck of the woods!

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