Garage Storage Tips - Garage Organization Ideas
By Guest Author: Mikel T Martin
Is your garage getting to that stage where you can't find anything and
struggle to make your way through if for all the general junk that your family
has accumulated in there?
Well, don't worry, you are not alone - most of the garages in the country are
like that too! But it's not a disaster and however bad it looks it can be
tackled and made into a useful, effective space, you simply need to know
1. Make a Plan
Sounds obvious but most people charge into a re-organization project with
very little idea of what they want to achieve or how. By taking a little bit of
time in advance to think of this you will be more motivated to complete the job.
Measure and really look at your space and think about how you would like it to
work for you then plan your garage storage layout to fit.
Set aside a day, rope in the family (or if they are more likely to get in the
way than help, arrange someone to take them out) and be ruthless. Ideally you
want to empty out the entire space and sort it as you go to put it back in. Have
4 piles for stuff - Keep, Sell, Donate, Toss. - and stick to them! If you plan
to sell or donate it and it's not gone within a month put it in the trash. If
you've not used something for over 2 years and it has no sentimental value -
trash! If it's broken, no longer useful, not needed - trash!
Once you know what you are keeping you need to put it away in an efficient
manner. There are so many different garage storage ideas out there - find out
what suits your space and use it. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Once you've done the hard work and have a fantastically organized,
multifunctional space in your garage make it a quarterly job (at least) to keep
on top of it so that it doesn't turn to chaos again!
It's surprisingly satisfying when you've done a great job. A great garage
storage layout can transform it from a dumping ground to a workshop or den or
playroom or, well whatever you want it to be - it's your garage to enjoy
Mikel is a mother, writer, and loves to work on home improvement projects. If
you are looking for information garage shelves and other garage organizing tips,
check out her site.
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