How to Clear up That Clutter
How is it that the garage seems to always end up being the storage room for all the junk you never remember you have? Maybe that’s just the way of the world, but if you’re looking to declutter that garage of yours here are a few tips to help you get organized. After all, there’s […]
How is it that the garage seems to always end up being the storage room for all the junk you never remember you have? Maybe that’s just the way of the world, but if you’re looking to declutter that garage of yours here are a few tips to help you get organized. After all, there’s nothing worse than not being able to park your car in your own garage.
The first step in organizing your garage is to designate and arrange space for things. Think about what you want to put on the walls but also think about installing hanging shelves from the ceiling. There’s no point wasting all that free space.
Cabinets and shelves make for great wall additions to help you organize any gardening tools you may have or any outdoor toys your children may have. Once you install all the shelving and cabinetry you want, you can start to organize onto them by category. This will help you keep track of things easier if each item has a designated space.
You can also think about getting plastic containers you can label for all of the smaller items you may find as you declutter.
Establishing a Workplace
Once you start or organize your garage, you’ll gain more and more free space. Take advantage of the space and keep all your work specific tools there. Designating a specific place for you to do your work will help cut down on messes and help keep you from losing your tools.
As you’re going through all the random things you’ve stored in your garage over the years, separate out the things you can recycle and take them to your local recycling center. This can be anything from old housing materials (like old metal siding) to old appliances. Also think about storing recycling bins in your garage to help keep your trash sorted and to keep from building up more clutter.
Furthermore, think about donating any old toys or clothes to your local donation centers instead of just throwing them away. Even if your clothes aren’t in tip-top condition most charity centers will still take them and turn them into rags or find other uses for them.
And once you get rid of your old items, and put away any tools and materials you have, your garage will once again be able to fit your beloved car.
For more information on how to take care of your garage this winter, check out our post on “How to Get Your Garage Ready for Winter.”
By Fiona Marcelino