As mini-storage professionals in Greenville, NC, we know how difficult it can be to sort through your things and find out what to keep or trash. No one likes taking out the trash. It can be stinky tiresome, and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are some easy tips to make trash day a breeze.

1. Keep It Off the Floor

If you can keep trash off the floor, you can keep stinky trash juice off your floor too. With a couple pieces of scrap wood and a drill, you can actually hang up recycling bins so that it’s easier to sort your recyclables. That keeps the bins off the ground and serves as a great reminder to recycle and sort accordingly. For more detailed instructions how to do this, check out The Handyman’s tutorial.

2. Dispense Your Trash Bags

Making getting your trashbag easier will make trash as a whole a lot easier. You can repurpose a paper towel roll to hang up your trash bags. That way you can get to them more easily, rather than digging around in a box. It will make putting in a new trash bag faster and that much easier.

3. Say Hello to Dollies

If your trashcan isn’t wheeled or you have large trash you need to get out, invest in making some flat dollies to roll things out. You can use thicker frames or left over wood. It will make transporting things to the trash easier on you and your back. Here’s a tutorial to get you started on Lifehacker.

A note: if you make the dolly like a frame and have an empty center, that makes it easy to hang it on your wall with some hooks. Doing it that way means you’ll never trip on it.

Need More Help?

Now that taking out the trash is so much easier, it’s time to think of how else you can declutter your home. A great way to do that is by investing in mini-storage to get even more space in your home. Both of our facilities are gated with key pad entries, well-lit, and monitored with surveillance cameras. Our experienced staff will gladly assist you with your storage needs. To get started call us at (252) 341-1487 and we’ll see how we can help you.