Last updated on April 30th, 2019
As warmer days begin approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting your garage back in order. You’ll be spending a lot more time in the garage – from working on summer projects to storing garden supplies and most importantly, parking your car. We don’t want you to spend your summer stressing over how unorganized it is or how you can’t seem to find what you’re looking for. Here is your helpful purging guide to ensure you’re maximizing your storage space and finding perfect harmony.
An Extension of Your Home
For many, the garage is not seen as part of the home, but rather a place to hide household items. However, if you embrace the garage as another room in your home, you’ll find that it’s much easier to get and stay organized. Prioritizing the time to organize your garage is the first step. Trust us, it can be a challenge, but making it a priority will lead you in the right direction to an organized garage.
Make a Plan
Before the purging process can begin, you must first create an action plan on how you’re going to tackle it. For instance, if it’s easier for you to start from one side of the garage and move to the next then do that. Or maybe you’d rather sort through the items on the floor and work your way up to the top of the shelves. Whatever the case may be, create a plan that works best for you.
Keep. Trash. Donate
The next step is sorting through all of your items. The easiest way to sort your items is using the three-pile method: keep, trash and donate. Throw away those old dirty boots you’ve had for over two decades and donate your kids’ toys they’ve outgrown. Parting from these items will be challenging, but it puts you on the right track to a functional, clean and tidy garage.
Investing in Storage Solutions
Now is the fun part: putting your items back. You can finally organize your garage to fit your needs and lifestyle. We recommend investing in storage solutions such as mounting hooks, organizational grids or adjustable shelving to maximize vertical space. These will help you get items off the floor, keep your garage cleaner and finally allow you to park your car in the garage.
After finding the perfect storage options for your garage, we suggest creating zones for your items. Dedicating specific areas to store all of your items such as tools, garden supplies, bikes and toys will keep your space organized and allow you to find what you’re looking for in seconds. Your family is also more likely to put things away!
Now is the time to purge and get your garage organized and back on track before summer. Maximizing your garage storage with the perfect organizational solutions will allow you to create the space you’ve always wanted. Start prioritizing time to reclaim the garage. Trust us, it’ll make your life so much easier and allow you to enjoy summer.
Organized Living contributed to this story.