By Garage Shapeups Guest Author: Andrew Stratton
A messy garage is something homeowners try to ignore. Organizing one's garage is a dreaded task that is often put off again and again. Don't feel discouraged if your parking space looks like a storage room. Here are some recommended tips to make garage organizing go easier,
Dedicate This Project The Right Amount of Time
You don't really know how long this is going to take. You might need a couple of days or even a couple of weekends to clean up. Write it in your calendar, and don't make extra plans besides that project. Dedicate that whole day or weekend to cleaning and organizing.
Throw Away The Junk
When it comes to garages, many of them store a lot of junk. Look at all the things that are broken or don't work anymore as well as things you don't really know why you have kept. It might be time to throw these things away.
If something needs repairing, decide whether or not it's worth the time, money, and effort. If it's not worth it, then just throw it away. There's no point in keeping it and you need the space.
Resell or Donate
If you find things that still work but have no use for you, consider donating them. You can also organize a garage sale outside your home to get rid of a lot of stuff and get some extra cash. The best time to do this is early on the weekends by making signs and placing them around the neighborhood so people know about your sale. Also, consider online sources such as eBay and Etsy as an alternative way to sell stuff. You might be surprised about how much what you find is worth.
Get Storage Bins and Shelves
Once you know what you want to keep, look for effective ways to organize your stuff. You will probably need sturdy shelves and spacious bins to keep everything organized. You can find what you need in warehouse hardware stores.
Plan carefully and according to the space in your garage. Remember that your objective is to have enough space to park your car.
Aim to organize everything in categories: Christmas decorations, tools, collectibles, and more. Also, try to label everything so in the future you know what you have.
Once you get rid of all the junk and organize and label the things you want to keep, it's time to clean up. Dust the shelves, sweep up the floor thoroughly, and mop if necessary. Garages are rarely thoroughly cleaned; this is the perfect chance to do it! Don't leave it for another day.
Put Your Car Inside
Now that your parking space is no longer a storage room, you can put your car on its rightful place. Isn't that great? All that hard work paid off. So get motivated!
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