2. Recycle and Donate
Part of organizing your garage will be getting rid of things you no longer want or need such as old clothes or left over computer parts. Don’t let them go to waste by throwing them out- be sure to recycle and donate what you can.
When you’re getting started on your garage clean-up project, make a pile for trash, a pile for recycling and a pile for donations. When you’re done, double check that what you put in the trash pile can’t be reused, recycled or donated. Not sure if what you’ve got on hand can be recycled? Check out Earth911’s recycling directory for your local options.
In addition to the possibility of a tax credit, you also get the satisfaction of extending a product’s life and keeping it out of a landfill.