Stop treating your garage as a receptacle where you are free to toss everything that doesn’t have a place in your house. Though you need a whole day or even an entire weekend to restore order, these are some tips to handle garage organization.
1. Categorize the Items
First thing first, you need categories for the items in your garage. If you can’t decide where to start, consider getting everything out of the garage and clean it throughout, including every nook and cranny.
Evaluate, group the contents, and keep them inside cardboard boxes – don’t forget to label them.
2. Keep, Trash, and Donate
You will likely find random items in your garage that you don’t even remember how you have them. Create three piles: keep, trash, and donate. Then if you think you don’t need them, assign them to donation or trash piles.
3. Take an Inventory
You need to make a note of all items that you’re storing. This way will make your next task way easier, especially when you randomly need to find things to use them.
4. Redesign Your Layout
The most fun part of the garage organization is redesigning your garage’s layout. Discover the available space and place each category based on the frequency of use.
5. Extra Storage
If you need extra storage, maximize the wall space – take advantage of the vertical space, and consider installing a built-in cabinet. You can also make the most of the overhead space by adding mount-to-ceiling shelves.
6. Plan Scheduled Organizing
Everything is relocated, your garage is now clean and clutter-free. But still, you need to set scheduled organizing to well-maintain your garage storage.
The best teacher is the experience, and now you know that garage organization may be overwhelming if there is too much clutter. You can stop clutter before it enters your home by creating a mudroom in your garage.