I love to organize my home. However, I often find that our garage gets left out when we organize. Check out these great tips on how to organize you garage.
5 Tips to Organize Your Garage
Garages tend to be the “dumping” place of everything in the house that doesn’t have a proper place.
If you’re always looking for ways on how to maximize your garage space or how to really “organize” it, you’ve come to the right page. Here are six simple tips you can leverage in your garage.
Take everything out before reorganizing
Take everything out of the garage. Consider your garage space a blank space as this can give you an idea on what to do or what you are actually working with. It will help you designate areas that will work best for certain activities or things. You can look up on the internet designs and ideas if you want to customize the whole space or if you just want it neat and organized.
Keep only necessary items
Reorganizing anything, especially the garage, requires you to throw away stuff you really don’t need. Try labeling them into three categories: keep, donate/sell, and throw away. Throwing the clutter out can be utterly satisfying your once it leaves your home. If you find yourself letting go of certain things that have sentimental value, snap a photo as a keepsake. i sometimes have a problem throwing things away and if you also run into this issue, call you local Goodwill, drop off your items, and let them decide to resell or throw away your things.
Remember to dispose hazardous materials properly. Every state has their own rules and regulations for hazardous waste. A quick google search will help you figure out what works best in your state.
Try using vertical space
If you want to park your car in the garage, make sure it doesn’t bump into anything. Try using vertical and ceiling space. Get everything off the floor. Small storage sheds are easy to build and are relatively inexpensive. This will also help you take out all the clutter lying around in your garage. Opt for cabinets that are at the back of the garage so you do not take up too much space.
Group similar items together
The best way to organizing is to sort similar items together. Keep everything in groups, as this will also help you easily find what you need. Try putting all the stuff you need for your cars in a certain area and put stuff you need for cleaning the house in a separate area, and so on. You can also set up a place for shoes and coats if your garage is used as an entrance to your home.
If you’re planning to transform a section into a studio or a working space make sure to plan accordingly. Divide the garage into zones so you can create a setup where everything works well and is not too crowded.
Label, Label, Label
Label EVERYTHING. It’s a little tedious but it’s going to be worth it. Organizing and naming everything will not only keep your place neat and organized, but it will also help you find what you’re looking for without having to scour all the drawers and cabinets in finding what you need. You can also label the wall where things are supposed to hang. This will help people others to put items back in their proper places as well.
Keeping an organized garage is a a tough job. Remember that a garage project takes a few days to complete Set aside a full weekend to really get it done.
Vincent Hill enjoys reading and writing. He is currently working with Garage Door Nation.