Is your garage out of control? Do you keep telling yourself it’s a work in progress, but you moved in 5 years ago and still have everything in boxes? Has it become such a problem you have no clue where to start? In this article we are going to teach you how to keep your garage clutter free. Follow our steps below and we’ll have your garage looking spic-and-span in no time.
We all know it’s fairly easy to accumulate junk over the years. It’s hard to get rid of valuable belongings, but eventually out-grown toys and unwanted furniture has to go somewhere. Our first step to achieving garage heaven is tossing out all unused items. If you haven’t worn that New York Jets Jacket or utilized that old tea set within the last 6 months to a year, the chances of you ever using these items is slim. An effective de-cluttering strategy is done by creating two piles, one for items you still use and another pile for the Salvation Army or dumpster. Once you do this, you will be surprised with how much unnecessary stuff you possess.
Hosting a garage sale is a great way to make a little bit of pocket money and get
rid of clutter at the same time. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Also don’t forget to reach out to your friends and family, you never who is looking for what. With the left over things you can search for a local Thrift Store and unload the rest of your items there.
An organized garage is a lot easier on the eyes and easier to maintain once you’ve created the neat and tidy infrastructure. Start by grouping similar items together, for example drills, screwdrivers, and hammers etc., and placing together bikes, roller blades, and scooters. You can then start thinking about how much space these items will take up and where you’d like to place them in your garage.
Great ways to organize your belongings are by arranging them on shelves and hinges. You may purchase these at your local hardware store. Usually when things are off the ground they seem a lot neater and having a place for each item tends to keep things in their place. Hinges are good for hanging utility on your wall for brooms and dustpans.
If you have an attic and some time, try to clean it out and use it as additional storage for the items you only use occasionally, like Christmas decorations or event supplies. You can purchase plastic bins at an office depot or retail store nearby.
These tips and tricks will get you off to a great start.