Garages are unique spaces in our homes. They can be used for almost anything. We have seen garages that are used as storage spaces, workshops, and even man caves. One thing that most garages have in common, though, is that they aren’t well organized. Garages tend to be a dumping ground for unwanted furniture, random tools, and outdoor gear that quickly piles up. If you are weary of seeing a messy garage and tired of not being able to find the stuff that you need, here are some tips that might help you keep your garage clean and organized.
KEEPING YOUR GARAGE CLEAN IS THE RIGHT PLACE TO START Most people don’t think much about the cleanliness in their garage. But when it comes to organizing your garage, getting it clean and keeping it clean is the perfect place to start. A garage that’s free from cobwebs, leaves and other debris is much easier to navigate and find what you actually need. Here is a good way to start:
Start by getting rid of trash and unwanted items. Donate them to your local charity shop or take them to the dump. Be ruthless about what you get rid of, because the less stuff you keep the less stuff you’ll need to organize later on and more space you are creating for your own personal use.
Sweep out your garage. Get all of the leaves and debris out the door and use the broom to remove any cobwebs you come across. Make it a goal to sweep the garage once a month and put a reminder on your calendar or your phone.
Make sure your garage door has a good weather seal at the bottom. The weather seal helps to keep water, leaves and unwanted visitors out of the garage. If you need to have it replaced, please give us a call, we will be more than happy to assist you.
NEXT, GET YOUR GEAR ORGANIZED Once you’ve cleaned up the space and rid yourself of unwanted items, it’s much easier to see what you need to actually organize. Here are a couple tips to help you get the remaining items in order:
Invest in metal shelving and/or large plastic totes. If you have the room, line one wall of your garage with metal shelving that’s large enough to hold large plastic totes with lids. You can use the totes to store camping gear, outdoor toys, seasonal decorations, and other odds and ends. Clearly label the bins so that you readily know where everything goes and where it is stored.
Hang up peg board. Sheets of peg board complete pegs and hooks are a brilliant way to store all of your handy tools. This will allow you to easily see and access them for any random project that may come your way, no more time spent rummaging through cluttered drawers, what a great way to save time and reduce aggravation.
Use overhead storage space. A lot of garages have overhead space that offers a lot of storage opportunities that might be overlooked. You can hang bikes from the rafters of your garage using special hooks, or put seldom-used items (like Christmas decorations) into the attic space of the garage. This gets it up and out of your way.
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