Earth Day Garage Cleaning Gains Space and Green

Earth Day is April 22nd and that’s an excellent time to clean out your garage. Chances are that you have a lot of things in your garage that can be recycled, upcycled, sold or repurposed so you’d be doing your part for the Earth and your garage and you might make a little cash in the process. At Global Garage Flooring & Design, we want everyone to have a garage they can be proud of so whatever your motivation; spring cleaning, Earth Day or getting ready for a new garage floor or makeover, we have some suggestions of where to get rid of your stuff.

 

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Recycle Locally.
Most municipalities have recycling centers so naturally that can be your first stop. There is usually someone there that will direct you where things go in other words, TVs go in a different place than mattresses. The only downfall is depending on the size of your recycling center, they may not take large items, or hazardous materials and that could include many things from fluorescent lights to TVs. In fact some places make you pay to leave a large console TV.

The first directory is simply a recycle search.  In using it, many of the places were far so it depends on what places are registered, but it’s a place to start. You can plug in your location and what the item is and it will show you via a pin on a map as well as a list of places nearest you that will accept your items.

 

Electronics Recycling.
It can be scary thing if you are getting rid of a computer or something that contains personal information. It’s always best if you can wipe the information but sometimes chargers get lost etc. and you don’t have that option. For these reasons you want to take it to a certified electronics recycler. There are no guarantees unless you wipe the device yourself but this is highly preferable to surrendering it to garbage pickup. Check out this electronics recycling site to find out more about certified recyclers. There is a map, so you can find places all over the U.S.

Dispose Properly of Hazardous Waste.
You may want to read this before you dismiss the fact you might have Hazardous Waste to get rid of. It’s almost guaranteed that every household has at least one if not more items that are considered hazardous waste. A few common examples are:
Harsh chemical cleaners
Paints/thinners
Antifreeze
Weed killers
Insecticide/pesticide
You can be fined if you don’t dispose of them correctly, and even worse, you can potentially harm a person or the environment. 

Sell stuff Online.
Do you have Outgrown kids toys or other things that cost just enough that you don’t want to throw them away? Those things can be put on Ebay, or a town-wide Facebook Marketplace  or Let Go. Additionally, here is a directory that lists a bunch of sites and apps you can use to get some cash for your gently used items like clothes, instruments, electronics and much more. 

Have it hauled away.
If you have sorted everything out and you are left with junk, you can always call 1-800-GOT JUNK or click the link and have it hauled away. 

Once your garage is clean and you have some extra cash, Global Garage Flooring & Design can help you design a space that you can store new stuff more efficiently employing walls, and ceilings and have a beautiful new floor that can cut down on dust so you can use your garage for more than just storing old junk!

Organized garage with new chip floor and new cabinets

 

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Step by Step – Discover This Summer’s Hottest Garage-Stockton, NJ

A clean and well organized garage is a wonderful thing, but what does it take to make an ordinary garage extraordinary?  Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey takes us step-by-step through the process of creating this summer’s hottest garage!

Step #1 – De-clutter

This important first step is pretty self-explanatory.  The less you have to store, the cleaner your garage will look.  Start by emptying everything out of your garage.  Create 4 groups, “keep”, “donate”, “sell” and “toss”.  The experts advise to stay ruthless during this step and if an item doesn’t serve a real purpose, let it go.  You won’t miss it when you see the final results!

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Step #2 – Treat your Concrete

Your garage interior upgrade will begin with the floor treatment.  Global Garage Flooring installs the best Polyaspartic designer floors using quality product by factory certified technicians.  Flooring is available in a wide variety of colors, styles and textures.  This article’s feature garage shows Metallic Flooring in Gunmetal Gray.  Metallic floors are applied using a unique hand application, no two metallic floors are the same.  With their high gloss and mesmerizing patterns, these floor instantly transform your dull garage into a sophisticated space.

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Step #3 – Organize your Storage

Cabinets – Global Garage Flooring & Design installs beautiful cabinets, available in contemporary styles with several configurations to help customize your garage interior.  The burgundy and black powder coated cabinets featured here provide ample storage for tools, gardening equipment, sports gear and seasonal storage.

Slotwall® – Vertical storage Slotwall® is the ideal way to maximize your storage space.  Choose from dozens of hooks and baskets that will keep the clutter off the floor.slotwall-vertical-storage

Wire Racks – Wire shelving is adjustable storage perfect for pantry items or “grab and go” equipment.  Its versatility provides endless storage opportunities for your garage.

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Some homeowners upgrade their garage interiors in phases to work inside their budget.  For example, installing the flooring in the spring and adding the cabinets during fall.  Global Garage Flooring & Design has many repeat customers that invite us back again and again to add and refine their space.  

Why not treat your home to an extraordinary garage?  Contact Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey to explore your options and receive a free estimate.  www.globalgarageflooring.com/centralnewjersey

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Trend Alert – Metallic Floor Makeover

Global Garage Flooring & Design has taken two of the hottest topics in the interior design industry and merged them into one, Metallic Colors and Concrete Floors.  Together at last, this pairing guarantees a fantastic metallic floor makeover!

Imagine you just bought a new home and all that comes with it, including a concrete garage floor with a failing epoxy finish.  These days, there’s no reason to live with stained and damaged concrete.  Global Garage Flooring & Design specializes in garage floor repair and resurfacing.  With so many concrete coating design options available, it’s never been easier to reinvent your garage.

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The new owners of this home in Watchung, NJ wanted a complete design transformation for their 800 sq. ft. home.  The design experts at Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey led them through the design process, helping them choose this dazzling Chrome Metallic floor coating with a glossy Polyaspartic Top Coat. 

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Global Garage polyaspartics are extremely durable, easy to clean and protect the floor from leaks, spills and extreme temperature changes.  When coupled with metallic pigments they provide a dramatic emphasis on sparkle and shine.  Most residential garages can be repaired and refinished in only 1 day, making this one of the easiest and hottest design trends in the country right now. 

Not only do we offer stunning garage floor makeovers, our factory certified technicians will also install custom wall cabinets and vertical slatwall storage to maximize your storage.  Now imagine your garage with all your belongings neatly put away in attractive storage and a clean, decorative floor.  We guarantee you will fall in love with your garage and it will become one of the favorite rooms in your home.

Ask yourself, is your garage interior so clean, so welcoming, and so gorgeous that you want to invite your friends over to hang out there?  If not, schedule your garage makeover estimate today, www.globalgarageflooring.com/CentralNewJersey 

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