Garages are not just for parking cars in. They’re for storing all manner of possessions, tools and gardening equipment. They can also get incredibly untidy if you don’t take steps to tackle your clutter and get it organized.
Try following these steps and see how much better your garage will look and feel as a result.
#1: get rid of anything you don’t need
Yep it’s time to de-clutter. This is best done over the space of a weekend. Recycle what you can by donating to your local charities. You might also make some cash by selling second hand items online. You can use the cash to pay for new storage options.
#2: think smart storage
Once you know what you’re keeping you can think about the best ways to store it. Don’t just think of floor units – think wall units and even ceiling racks too. Shop around, get some ideas, measure up and then buy what you need. Make sure nothing impedes the garage door from opening or gets in the way of other entrances into the garage.
#3: organize everything in a logical way
What do you use most? Keep items such as the lawn mower and your most essential tools close at hand. Other items can be stored in a more remote part of the garage, such as a higher wall rack or cabinet for example. Make good use of labeling to ensure you know where everything is at a glance – it will save you a lot of time in the future. Use marker pens for labeling – you’ll see them more easily from ground level.
A garage is only as good as you make it when it comes to storage options. If you follow the steps given above you’ll be able to make yours look better and be more organized in the space of a couple of days.