We're all about simple, efficient solutions. These steps will help you regain
control of your outdoor space ...even the kids can help!
Take everything out: The first step in organizing your garage is to take everything out of it. This allows you to see what you have and determine what you will keep/toss/donate. As you take items out, sort them into piles based on their type or purpose.
Clean the garage: Once everything is out of the garage, take the opportunity to clean. Sweep, dust, wipe down any surfaces that need it.
Plan your storage: Before putting things back in, plan your storage. Decide where you will store items and what type of storage you will use (ex: bins, shelves, wall-mounted racks, etc.) to maximize space and keep things organized.
Put things back in: Once you have a plan for storage, start putting things back in the garage. Place frequently used items within easy reach, and less frequently used items higher up or in the back. Group similar items together to make them easier to find.
Label your storage: Labeling your storage can help you quickly find what you need. Use labels on shelves, bins, and cabinets to identify what is inside.
Maintain: To keep your garage organized, practice putting things back where they belong. To avoid clutter build up, regularly go through your items and get rid of anything you no longer need or use.
*Here are some additional tips:
If you're not sure what to do with something, ask yourself if you've used it in the past year. If not, it's probably time to get rid of it.
Donate items that are still in good condition to a local charity.
Recycle items that can't be donated.
Hire a professional organizing service if you don't have the time or energy. It's ok to ask for help.