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garage cabinet disposalIf you have old cabinets hanging from your garage wall and want to remove them and dispose of them, you’re certainly not alone. Many homeowners find these storage spaces tacked to the interior of their garage walls, the result of a kitchen makeover, when the previous owners put them in the garage for more storage.

Generally, these are unsightly and their only redeeming quality is the fact that they provide more places to stuff things rather than throwing that junk garbage out. When it’s time to get rid of those cabinets, you’ll find it’s as simple as unfastening screws and taking them down.

Adelphi Garage Cabinet Removal

To take down wall mounted garage cabinets, you’ll first need to gather the necessary tools. You’ll need eye protection, a dust mask, a screwdriver, small storage bags, a pry bar, a claw hammer, and a set of helping hands to assist you.

…cabinets in older homes were often built in place on the job site using the walls for support. Newer cabinets, on the other hand, arrive as pre-made units and are attached to wall studs with screws. —Better Homes and Gardens

Once you have the tools and someone to give you help, then do the following to remove the garage cabinets from the wall:

  1. Put on eye protection and a dust mask.
  2. Empty the cabinet entirely.
  3. Remove the doors by unfastening the hinges but do not remove the door pull or handle yet to make them easier to carry.
  4. Pull the shelves out of the cabinet and place them to the side to avoid tripping over them.
  5. Determine how the cabinet is attached to the wall, directly through the back or against furring strips.
  6. Have your helper steady the cabinet as you unfasten the retaining screws and pry the cabinet from the wall, if necessary.
  7. Unfasten the screws holding the furring strips and put them to the side.

Once the cabinet and/or furring strips are removed from the wall, unfasten the hinges from the door, as well as the pull or handle and place them in small bags. Repeat the process until all cabinets have been taken down from the garage wall.

Garage Cabinet Disposal Options

Now that the cabinets are down, you’ll have to dispose of them, or perhaps, not, because they might be useful to you in another place. Here are some suggestions for disposing of old garage storage cabinets:

  • Repurpose them. A little imagination and a fresh coat of paint can go a long way. Make them into a toy chest, a table, or put them in a shed to use for storing supplies.
  • Give them away. Post an ad on Craigslist, along with pictures and it won’t be long before they’re gone. Another idea is to ask your local school or church if they need more cabinets.
  • Junk them. You can always haul them to a landfill, but you might have to pay a disposal fee.

If you need garage cabinet disposal or junk removal, phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.

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