Organising a room such as a bedroom or a living area is arguably easier than organising a garage. The garage, after all, is a place which tends to have a lot of different items stored in it, be they toys, sports equipment, garden tools, garden furniture, cleaning products, old furniture, or other items. But if you are thinking of de-cluttering and organising your garage and wondering how you can do it in the easiest possible way, here’s your step-by-step guide to organising your garage and making it a much better space.
Before you do it: the tools you need
Before you get into your garage and start your de-cluttering and organisation process, you need to make sure that you have some things first. The first thing you need is a good number of rubbish bags. The second thing you need is a vacuum or hoover or a broom, and the third thing you need is a basket or big bin for various odds and ends and other small items.
Step 1: tackle the clutter
First, clean the floor with your hoover or a broom, so it’s easier to go through your things. Once this is done, it’s time to sort everything. You can start by selecting the items you want to throw away and putting them in a bag. Then you can categorise your items by deciding which things you want to keep, donate, or sell. To make the de-cluttering process more manageable, you can divide your garage into portions or sections and then tackle each section, so you are not completely overwhelmed. It also helps you know better which items you are keeping, selling, donating, or throwing away. Here’s one tip which can also help you decide which things to keep: ask yourself when you used the item last. If you used it recently or in the past year, this could be a good determinant for keeping the item.
Step 2: categorise each portion into a zone
When you have decided which items or things you want to keep, it’s time to store it properly. For this, you may want to categorise each portion of your garage into zones. You can label each zone, for instance, as ‘car parts or supplies’, ‘sports equipment’, ‘garden tools’, ‘handyman or DIY tools’, ‘the recycle centre’ and so on. When you do this, it will be easier to know where to look for particular items in the future.
Step 3: determine your storage options
There’s such a thing as being creative and thinking outside of the box when it comes to your storage options for your garage as confirmed by a good house clearance service like Clear & Clean House Clearance. Instead of storing everything on the sides or in the corners, for instance, you can make use of shelving and vertical space. You should also make sure that hazardous or dangerous products have their own storage cupboard or cabinet, and you may want to keep this locked as well.
When coming up with your storage options, it’s best to keep it basic, too. Try not to go overboard with a complete storage solution or ready-made kit which you have to install. You don’t even know if you will use the entire thing. Start with a step stool and several shelves, and go on from there. You will know more about what you need once everything is already sorted and organised.
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