Garage is one area of the house that can easily get cluttered with maintenance tools, household items and other stuff. It’s also one of those areas where old, broken and unused items are kept and stored before they are thrown out.
Because of the amount of clutter it receives overtime, regular cleaning and organization of the garage is an absolute must. Failing to do so might result to serious trouble, health risk and unwanted annoyance.
To help you out in your garage cleaning and organization, here are few tips and advice from the professionals.
Use the wall and ceiling space for storage
There are lots of inspiration and ideas posted online (Pinterest, YouTube) when it comes utilizing the wall and ceiling as an additional storage space. You can use some hooks, hanging cabinets/racks and more to create a vertical/hanging storage area. With this, you can be sure that there’s enough room for your car to park with without hitting anything.
Take everything out of your garage
This can help you easily determine the amount of space you really have in your garage. This can help you determine and decide the kind of organization that must be done.
Categorize and segregate the items you have
Look at your items and determine which one of them can be donated (unused and old), must be kept (still being used) and must be thrown away (broken, expired and damaged). This can really help free up some space in your garage.
Group same items together and label them up
Group like items together and put them in one container or box. It will be better if you can use a clear plastic container so you can easily see the items inside. If you place them in drawers and cabinets, make sure to label each and every one of them for easier identification.
Set an organizing and clean-up schedule every month
Make sure to dedicate a date for de-cluttering of the garage every month. This can really help in keeping your garage tidy and organized almost all the time.