Garages tend to automatically receive all the items people have and don't know what to do with. This means that they will get really dirty and cluttered over time if there is no garage storage system in place for keeping items organized and accessible. Often when it gets to this point, a homeowner may feel overwhelmed looking at all the mess and wondering how to organize it. They might make mistakes in starting off at so late in the process. Let's take a look at the 3 biggest mistakes people make when organizing a garage.
1. They don't place like-items together. Items that are alike or items that are used together should be placed within reach of one another. This means placing the mower by the gas tank. It means placing the baseball bats by the soccer balls. It is a simple common sense approach to storage whether we're dealing with the closet or the garage.
2. They place items rarely accessed in the most accessible areas. This is a principle that relates to the human body in relation to our environment. What can we easily reach? What do we have to struggle to reach? Storage experts note that if a person in standing, the most accessible areas they can reach is the space in front of their body between the points of the knees and the shoulders. This means that in the garage, don't place bikes that are never used right in front of you on a bike rack. A more logical method would be to put them on a ceiling mounted rack, thus freeing up the more accessible spot for item you do frequently need to access.
3. They don't place items into storage containers and if they do, they don't properly label them. This is a key part of organization; storing items in such a way that they are out of the way but also accessible. A plastic, see through storage box with a breathable design, and properly labeled, can work wonder in storing everything that is small enough to fit into a box but otherwise has no place to go. Try using this method to store sports gear like bats and balls, gardening equipment such as hoses and shovels, or bike repair items like an air pump, patch, and spare tire. Perfect for things you do need but don't need to be out.
Garage storage isn't complicated, it just takes the application of a few principles and some common sense. Learning from these 3 mistakes you'll understand the key is to sort like items together, put the most used items in the most accessible places, and keep other items stored and properly labeled for easy access. Taking care to follow these three steps will transform a cluttered garage into a usable room again.
For more information on garage storage and other home care tips, see Garage Storage Systems Guide [http://www.garagestoragesystemsguide.com] and the Atlanta Carpet Cleaning Shop, two free guides to maintaining a clean and organized home!
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