Garages so often become a space filled to the brim with various items we just don’t want to keep inside the house. Whether it be an old vacuum, a kid’s skateboard or maybe even an abundance of craft supplies, the garage frequently turns into a magnet for clutter. In this blog post, we introduce five tips to organize the clutter in your garage space that will help ensure a productive day and a newly reorganized space.
1. Start by taking EVERYTHING out of your garage. Regardless of the amount of clutter you have in your space, taking all of the items out of the garage will allow you to gain a sense of vision for the space. Some people like to organize section by section, and while that may work for some, it could lead to more clutter in other areas. We suggest making a clean sweep of all sections at once and get it down to the bare garage floor.
2. Decide what you can give away, throw away or put away. There is no simpler way to say it; a garage can be filled with a lot of junk. The key to cutting back on clutter is to get rid of any unneeded items from the space. Decide what exactly should be kept and what should be gotten rid of. When you are assessing each item, be sure to consider not only the use that you will get out of it if kept, but also the use someone else will get if donated or sold. All this helps you determine how best to store what you plan to keep, identify what is ready to donate or sell, and make plans to throw away what remains.
3. Determine what you will use the garage for. Before bringing any items back into the garage, it is essential to determine what the space will be used for? Will you use it as a traditional storage space? A place to park your car? Perhaps, a man cave or craft space? The way in which you decide to utilize your space will determine how you should organize and arrange items when bringing them back into the garage.
4. Utilize ceiling space. Be sure to use all available ceiling space as well as space on the side; simply remember to keep the majority of the space in the garage available for other activities, and free of clutter. This is especially important for ensuring overall functionality of the space in the garage.
5. Label everything and keep similar items together. If you are going to use your garage as a storage space, be sure to label all your belongings in a way that will make them easily accessible and find-able. Group items together that are relevant to each other, for example, group all of your holiday items together, and all of your sports equipment in one area, etc..
While these tips are only a few to help you organize the space in your garage, they are sure to make the process easier. Happy organizing and good luck!
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