By Guest Author: Adam J Newman
Whenever you are trying to accomplish, that seems to be a daunting task, it is good to start it with a plan in mind. I have been in the garage organizing or garage storage industry for over 9 years and would like to share a few tips on getting this task done right.
1. Start by making 3 simple piles. Don't worry about throwing the yard tools in the same pile as the camping gear. Make one pile the trash or discard pile, these are things that well you shouldn't be holding on to or they are know longer in working order. The second pile is your garage sale or donation pile. Look at things that you no longer need or want, but think others could use. The third pile is the things you need all the storage for, the things you want to keep. If your like me this is the largest pile and sometimes this pile should be looked at by more than yourself and more than once.
2. After you have created your piles, take care of the first one and then get to the organizing. I like throwing the trash pile away first mainly because it is the stuff that once you get rid of it won't look so trashy. Now you have gotten rid of the trash you can be pretty proud because you just made a good size dent in the garage
3. The second pile is full of things you either donate or sale. I like to separate this pile and take those things you are donating to which ever charity location of your choice. This helps create more room for the next step.
4. The remaining items are of value to you and to others at a price. A simple trick and help drive traffic to your garage sale is getting people to notice. The first things you can do is put an ad in the paper for the desired weekend, make signs and most them on the corner suing signs to get people to your home and the third which is becoming more and more popular is posting your garage sale on a website. One example of this is http://www.Craigslist.org this is a great way to tell people how to get to your house and what items you will have for sale. I recommend not putting prices, just a list of the items, this way they have to come and look and in the mean time might find something else of interest and buy.
5. Now that all your other things are gone we can organize that remaining pile. Take the pile and organize the items in piles of similar items. For example, garden tools in one pile, camping gear in another pile and the remaining in it's separate pile. Until you have a good variety. When your all done store them close together or in totes or bins labeling what is in them and maybe even how many.
Doing all of this will ensure that all your items will be neatly stored in the garage. If you are looking for a good system for the garage, I recommend getting some wall mounted racks that allow you to store items using the high ceiling space you have in the garage.
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