How to Clean Out Your Garage in One Weekend
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How to Clean Out Your Garage in One Weekend

The stress-free, 7 step plan to declutter in your garage, attic, or basement
3.8 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,037 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Start and finish removing the clutter from your garage in one weekend
  • Make fast money from your weekend decluttering
  • Recruit help for your decluttering project
  • Identify resources for donations and recyclables
  • Adapt your stuff to your life going forward
  • Develop a plan to avoid the clutter ever returning to your big spaces
  • Create stations of use in the garage to prevent future clutter
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Requirements
  • You are fed up with the clutter keeping you from using your garage, basement, or attic and know you want to clear it out
Description

Getting rid of the clutter in your garage is easier than you think, and in just one weekend you can turn your overstuffed garage back into a useful room in your house. No more being late to work because you had to de-ice the windshield. No more searching for tools in an emergency or tripping over boxes just to get to the washing machine.

Best of all, you can park in the garage and start your days warm and dry.

You are in the right place if:

  • Your stuff is using more of your garage than you are
  • Someone else's stuff you inherited is keeping you awake at night
  • Your life circumstances have changed and you need to declutter asap

In this course you will learn:

  • Why people keep things they don't want or need
  • What we learned about clutter through several big moves
  • How to prep for your big weekend to insure success
  • How to take an inventory of what you have in just 15 minutes
  • How to create a workspace to declutter when there is no space to spare
  • Why and how to sort your stuff into categories
  • What to do with trash, recyclables, and donations
  • How to sell what is valuable but not valuable to you *as you declutter* (this is genius!)
  • How to put it all back in a way that makes sense
  • How to stay uncluttered so you never have to do this again
  • Why decluttering is an "inside" job
  • How you can learn more about decluttering your entire house to make room for the kind of life you want to live

Get started today and at the end of the training you'll have all the practical steps and motivate to dive in and declutter your big space. Let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who cannot currently use their garages due to clutter
  • People who want to set up a hobby or work space in their garage, attic, or basement
  • People who want to move, but don't want to pay to move all that extra stuff
  • People who just moved and discovered all the stuff does not fit in your new place
  • People who want to protect their cars and themselves from the weather
  • People who are downsizing to enjoy a simpler life in a smaller space
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started on your Decluttering Project
4 Lectures 11:22

After completing this video you'll be ready to get started clearing out the clutter in your big space and start making space for your life.

Preview 02:38

We review the how decluttering has changed our lives and how we went from stuff that was weighing us down and destroying our marriage, to the life we have today uncluttered and living a full life.

Preview 03:26

Removing the clutter from your home will allow you to reduce stress, make us of spaces in your home, and provide you the freedom to explore new opportunities.

Preview 01:13

Let's be honest, clearing out clutter is likely not your idea of a great way to spend a weekend. However, what if you could spend a weekend and achieve a big goal like finally being able to park your car in the garage (no more carrying your groceries in the rain to your house). At the end of this lesson you will have a big goal define to help guide and motivate you through this entire process.

Preview 04:05
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7 Steps to Clearing Out Your Garage in a Weekend
9 Lectures 25:09

A goal or dream without a plan is likely never going to happen. So in this lesson we're providing you with the foundation you need to ensure your decluttering project is a big success.

Setting yourself up for success
03:24

Before getting started, it's important to know what you have.

Lesson #1: Make an Inventory
03:07

If you are like many of us, your garage is overflowing with stuff. There is hardly room to stand, let alone walk around. In this step we start the process by making yourself some space to work.

Lesson #2: Create a workspace
02:44

It may look like a big pile of randomness right now, but by the end of this lesson we're going to help you move things into categories and start to make some sense of your big space.

Lesson #3: Sort items into categories
02:10

Fully decluttered means that items are identified AND make their way out of the house. This is a step we are guilt of skipping, letting the trash pile sit untouched for weeks. But this is a mistake we don't want you to fall into. At the end of this lesson we'll help you make a plan to deal with your trash and recyclables so they are out of your home by the end of the weekend.

Lesson #4: Taking out the trash (and recyclables)
01:36

You could use a little bit more money, right? Perhaps it could go towards a vacation you have planned or to stock up the supplies for your new painting studio you are making room to create. By the end of this lesson we're going to help you get started selling your items and making some money from your unwanted stuff. Whoohooo!

Lesson #5: Making money from your stuff
03:43

After some hard work and great progress it's time to start reassembling your space. By the end of this lecture we'll show you how to be mindful of where you put things based on how you want to use the space going forward.

Lesson #6: Putting it all back together again
04:01

Now that you've reached the end it's time to dance in your empty space. In this episode we're teaching you a new dance move to use in your newly decluttered garage. OK, not really. Instead, we want to help you celebrate your success but also to talk about how to keep your cleared out space clutter free in the future.

Lesson #7: How to keep it decluttered
02:04

In this lesson we walk through all 7 steps in the clear out your garage process and touch on tips and suggestions to keep up the motivation and clear some big space in your home and life.

Wrap up and review
02:20
About the Instructor
Warren & Betsy Talbot
3.8 Average rating
16 Reviews
1,037 Students
2 Courses
A couple with a passion for enjoying an uncluttered life

Warren and Betsy Talbot are freedom lovers who found out many years ago that their stuff was getting in the way of the lifestyle they wanted to live. Through multiple decluttering projects and moves, they finally achieved their dream life by living out two backpacks and traveling the world for several years.

They are the authors of multiple books, including Getting Rid of It, the book that has helped over 80,000 people regain control of their homes. They are also the creators of the Declutter Clinic multimedia course and co-hosts of An Uncluttered Life Podcast, where they talk every week about ways to create more space and freedom in your life.

They currently live an uncluttered life in a small village in Spain.