If you have a garage, you may not be surprised by how it has gradually become a storage space for everything, from holiday decorations to sports equipment to out-of-season clothes. The result is an extremely cluttered and disorganized space. However, with a little time and effort, you can have an organized garage that looks great.
Here are 5 simple, yet effective tips to help you get started:
Start with a plan
The first step to getting your garage organized is to create a plan. Decide what you want to store in your garage and how you want to store it. Then, measure your garage and create a floor plan. This will help you determine how much storage space you need and where to put different items in a way that makes them easy to find, right when they are needed.
No need to hustle
You don’t have to organize your entire garage in one day. Start with one area or one type of item and work your way through the garage. This way you won’t miss out on anything. If need be, use a checklist to mark off areas/items that you’ve cleared off.
Categorize the stored items
The key to a well-organized garage is getting rid of the stuff you don’t need. So, go through everything in your garage and decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away. Doing so will ensure that you are using the available space productively and not hoarding items you don’t need.
Box and label the items
Now that you know what you’re keeping, it’s time to decide where to put it. Find a place for everything and make sure everything has a label. This will make it easier to find things when you need them.
Keep it clean
A well-organized garage is a clean garage. So, once you’ve got everything in its place, make sure to keep the garage clean. sweep and mop the floor, and wipe down surfaces regularly.
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