What starts out as a regular garage for parking your car in most cases soon becomes a storage facility or a landfill holding all kinds of different garbage. By now the amount of piled up things in that garage space is probably unimaginable and you are in need of some magic spell to help you organize it properly.
Well, before you start looking through some old spell books, perhaps you should check out these few tips that might help you get your garage in order:
1. Clear It All Out
As much as this seems difficult or perhaps impossible you need to start somewhere! The first step towards a properly organized garage is completely purging it from top to bottom. Do not stop until every little object is out of that garage area.
When you have managed to clear out the space, you will need to clean it thoroughly from all the piled up garbage, dust, stains and other residues.
Once your garage area is squeaky clean you now can proceed to step two.
2. Decisions, Decisions
By now you probably have your whole driveway covered in all kinds of different things, from garden tools and toys to clothing, heavy chemicals and who knows what. Before you start putting everything back, you will need to make some crucial decisions and some of them will involve parting with a few things.
Go through every item and ask yourself “Do I REALLY need this?”. Think about how much you use certain things; how much value they hold for you but try to rid your garage from all the excess stuff. Think about donating to charity or even reusing and repurposing certain things into new ones.
3. Divide and Conquer
After you have significantly reduced the amount of things you are going to keep (hopefully) it is time to get planning. Think about the purpose of your garage space and what you are going to use it for. Is it going to be just a space for parking your car? Or is it going to serve solely as a storage facility? Perhaps you planned on adding a workshop.
Whatever you have decided it is crucial to make a detailed plan and divide your garage area into specific zones. Once you have specified the spaces you are going to use and their purpose it will be much easier to continue with the organization process.
4. Use ALL The Available Space
A useful trick that will help you get the most out of your available space is learning how to make use of your whole garage. This means focusing your mind on utilizing not only the floor space but also all of your walls and even your ceiling space. It is a simple trick that can save you a lot of time and effort.
5. Install Storage Units
There are tons of DIY projects that can help you equip your garage with the needed storage units like installing wall shelves, racks for garden tools, pegboards and cubbyhole shelfs.
Also, adding some lockable cabinets and hanging ceiling racks is a good way to add more storage space.
6. Sort It Out
Lastly, you need to sort and label all of your things. See-though containers, boxes and jars should all have labels on them. Color coding is also a good idea to differentiate between certain objects. A rolling tool rack and plastic tool boxes are also an essential part of garage organization.
Perhaps one of the most dreaded and also avoided responsibilities in the world is clearing out that garage space and making some kind of order in there. Well, these 6 tips will help you organize your garage in no time and create a functional and practical space for you to use any time.