Organizing Your Garage? Tips To Get Started

Posted by Justin Havre on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 9:16am.

If You're Organizing Your Garage, Here's What You Should KnowIt's good to organize your West Hillhurst garage every so often because garages can so easily become messy and cluttered. Particularly if you want to put your car in the garage, or if you want to sell your home soon, it's smart to get your garage organized and tidy. These tips can help.

Make a Plan

For any home improvement project, having a plan in place before beginning the work makes it easier to get through the job. To make a plan, answer the following questions:

  • What is the goal?
  • What is in the garage that can go?
  • What should be kept?
  • What needs to be organized?
  • How many people need to help?
  • How long should this take?
  • Which tools will be needed to do the job?

It's not always necessary to have a written plan in place, but it certainly does help to have given some thought to these questions. It may help to discuss these questions with family members or members of the household.

Let Go of the Clutter

It's easy to put clutter in the garage, so many people do. When cleaning the garage, most people must reconcile themselves to getting rid of at least some of the clutter.

Make a rule or resolution that will make it easier to sort through clutter. For example, the rule might state that if an item is more than two years old, it must be thrown out or recycled. Following a rule can make getting rid of clutter relatively easy and fast.

Invest in Organizers, Create Storage Space

One of the reasons that garages become so cluttered is because the mess is thrown in without any thought to organization. Investing in organizers can help keep the mess sorted and off the floor. Some types of organizers to consider for the garage include:

  • Open shelving
  • Modular bins made of durable plastic
  • Peg board
  • Hanging hooks
  • Storage loft

Investing in a tool box makes it easy to keep tools organized. Hanging items from the ceiling can make room for a car or a work bench. When hanging items from the ceiling, it's important to take into consideration the garage door, which must be able to open and close safely.

Clean, Clean, Clean

One of the final things to do when organizing the garage is to clean it. Cleaning the space (sweeping, mopping, dusting), can make the space more pleasant to spend time, while also making it more functional. Once the cleaning is done, the space is then ready to use.

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