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7 Effective Tips in Organizing Your Garage

Do you find it hard to keep your garage organized and functional? Here are some effective tips in organizing your garage well. These ideas will help you maximize your room and make everything you need to be in store!

1. Set aside enough time to work on the plan

It’s best to schedule back-to-back days (like an entire weekend) so that the things being classified don’t sit in piles for too long. Tip: Try to plan for a dry weekend, because you’ll have to pull many items out of the shelter of the garage.

2. Don’t begin it by yourself

Hire a professional or a team that will be able to help you resolve the problem. Otherwise, it could become hard work that is abandoned halfway through. Tip: Make sure you have a plan for directing your helpers through the process from start to finish.

3. Classify the things in your garage

Recycling, sports and recreational equipment, camping gear, automotive, seasonal decor, garden gear, and tools are examples of common classifications.  Tip: It’s much easier to find if you start organizing things in your house first and that you can determine what are the things you can store in your garage.

4. Categorize the garage’s contents

Start classifying things that will remain in your garage into the categories in the driveway or the garage center until you’ve determined their classes. A few cardboard boxes will help you to a group, because everything from huge paint cans to nuts and bolts will eventually need to be contained. Be sure to label the boxes. Tip: Don’t buy containers, bins, baskets, and boxes to organize your items just yet. A big mistake is buying containers now and later discovering you don’t have the correct sizes.

5. Connect built-in cabinets for other equipment

Now that you know what you’re keeping and how much space you have, determine what containers to use. Tip: Make the most of vertical space with wall-mounted pegboards and wire grids that hold everything from sports equipment to garden tools. Also, take advantage of overhead space with firm shelves that are attached to the ceiling.

6. Junk or give items that don’t fit the classifications

Random items or objects are sometimes found in the garage, and you have no idea what to do with them. Tip: If you want to keep them, assign them to the most similar classifications or put them in a visible place so you remember that you have them. Otherwise, start your donation and trash piles now.

7. Set a garage organizing plan

Final Tip: Make your quarterly or semiannual garage maintenance on your calendar. If it doesn’t make it onto your calendar, it’s less likely to happen. And bear in mind to put things away promptly after using them. 

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