Storing and protecting your vehicles is the purpose of your garage. This
seems to be an increasingly rare use of the garage in many homes. Nevertheless,
that use cannot happen if your garage has become an extra storage area,
overflowing with all manner of items like boxes, toys, tools, bikes,
skateboards, strollers and (well you get the idea) So much stuff, it's hard to
just find a path through the room. These 6 steps will make it easier for you
take back the space in your garage again.
1.First, move everything out of the garage and sort into categories Organize
by gathering your belongings from the garage by grouping them by like items. Put
all the kids' toys together, carpentry tools together, sports equipment with
sports equipment, seasonal decorations with seasonal decorations, etc. Donate or
sell, or trash anything that is broken, outdated or no longer wanted.
2. After you have categorized everything, select the right organizational
tools. What will help you organize these items? Consider if you need to purchase
any storage bins, shelving systems, cabinet systems, tool chests, peg boards,
hanging ceiling systems, bike racks, etc. Write these down before you go
shopping if you need to buy some of these tools.
3. Clean the garage next. Take the time now to sweep or mop out all the
debris, clear the cobwebs and layers of dust. Remember to sweep and dust
regularly to maintain it. (Note: this is a key for all rooms in your home.) You
will enjoy your garage more when it is clean, right?
4. Next let's talk about decoration. I am not suggesting you go out there and
transform your garage into a living area, but think about a new coat of paint
for the walls. Would that make the garage look cleaner and brighter and more
attractive? Does the floor need some help? Some people paint and seal the floor
of the garage. This will protect it from spills and make clean up easier.
Changing the wall or floor surfaces can have a huge impact on the feel of the
garage. Now is the time to do it if you decide this is something you would
5. Now that your garage is clean (floor and walls) it's time to do some
arranging as you put back the items you have selected to keep. Place the items
which will be used on a regular basis in easy reach. Those items you use less
frequently are best put further back in the garage or higher up on shelving
systems or within cabinets. Label the outside of the bins, drawers and cabinets
to spare yourself the hassle of opening each one again and again to find
something you may be looking for. The labels on shelving or even peg boards will
also remind you where things go when you are ready to put them away. Which
bring us to the last step; perhaps the most important step.
6. Make rules and implement them. Follow this rule, "Always returns items you
used to the place you got them," Maintain the organization of your garage. You
may be surprised how quickly and easily these steps will help you achieve a
clean and functionally organized garage. Think of the many benefits of being
able to only your car in your garage to keep it protected from the elements, and
being able to know exactly what you have and being able to find it when you
Get going now!
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