Garage organization poses unique challenges. How can you combine toys, tools, sporting equipment and cleaning supplies into one place? How do you declutter this part of your home?
Every household keeps things in its garage that they don’t need. Garages can become a household’s “dumping ground” because they contain too many things. You aren’t the only one who has accumulated a lot of clutter. You don’t have to worry if your garage is full of clutter. A professional home organizer has seen the following: dead and alive animals, food spoilage, photos that are ruined by moisture, termite-infested furnishings that never made it to a dump, and so on.
How To Declutter Your Garage
Prepare The Right Tools
You must have the right tools before you can get into the organization process. The following items are required:
- Bags for trash that are heavy-duty
- A shop vacuum, a broom, or a powerful vacuum such as a shop vacuum.
- The catch-all basket of odds and ends
Garage clutter can be organized
Give the floor a thorough cleaning with a shop vacuum or a broom. You should also be aware of:
- You can find small items, such as nails and other small objects on the floor
- Stains made of oil or chemicals
- Evidence of furry or winged creatures living in your home
Start the decluttering process for your garage as you clean. Toss everything you don’t need, right away. This way you don’t have to deal with it during the decluttering/decision-making phase of what to toss and keep. You must first declutter your space before you can organize. This means you have to divide items into familiar categories.
Experts advise clients to take everything out of their space and divide it into zones. This will allow you to see everything you have, as well as what’s broken and what you don’t use. This is possible in a driveway. Divide and conquer if there’s not enough space. Start by choosing a corner in the garage or a type of item (beach items, small tools, etc.). Take your time to declutter.
Are you unsure whether to donate, throw away, recycle or keep an item? Consider when the last time you used it.
Organize your Garage into Zones
Professional organizers recommend organizing garages in zones because so many items can be stored in one place. Start by grouping similar items with each other.
The following areas can be used to organize your belongings:
- Car supplies (anti-freeze, windshield wiper fluid, etc.
- Sports equipment
- Recycling center
Begin with the four main zones and work your way outwards from there. Once everything is in order, you can begin to estimate how much space each zone will take up and plan accordingly. If you are looking for a “beach gear area”, you can create one by gathering all your beach equipment together, and estimating how much space it will take up.
Plan Garage Storage
Start storing your items in the right places by assessing the space in your garage. These are easy and free ways to increase garage storage.
- Use vertical space
- You can use what you already have or buy the right products
- If children are present, ensure that dangerous items (chemicals, and tools) are locked in a cabinet
Purchase an organizing system, then put it in your garage and check if it works for all your stuff. Take a conservative approach when planning your garage storage. You can start with basic organizers like shelving and a step stool. Start with the basics, and expand as you wish.
Maintain Garage Organization
Last, keep your organizing plan going. You can do a quick sweep every other week, seasonally, or monthly. It is a good idea to organize your garage at least twice per year.
Garages are very busy areas. Therefore, it is important to organize garages regularly. Moving help, downsizing, and organizing experts say that once an area has been organized, cleaning it is much easier.
Call Brunswick Organizing Solutions now if you wish to have an expert professional organizer help you in effectively decluttering and organizing your garage.
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