Has your car been left out in the heat or cold for so long that’s it’s just about forgotten what it’s like to be parked in the garage? All too often we find ourselves simply storing an abundance of unwanted items in the garage. They morph into over sized storage sheds in just a matter of years. Have you ever found yourself cleaning out the attic or basement only to tote items to the garage to deal with at a later date?
Consider that date to have arrived now! Take stock of the items in your garage and make a commitment to spending the next several weekends disposing of items and making way for a well-organized space. Follow these tips from the professional organizers to ensure your completed project will be one to enjoy for years to come.
The first step is to clear everything out of the garage. Make piles for donation and for discarding. Make sure to locate proper disposal sites for paint and flammable chemicals in your area. These items should not be placed directly in the trash. Make as many trips as necessary to the local donation sites to unload items no longer used. If you’re passing items on to family members, inform them that the time has come for them to collect their items. Ideally, you should only be left with lawn and garden items, tools and potentially sports equipment.
Once you have determined which items are to remain in the garage, the organization process can begin. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select tool and garden racks and shelving from the huge selection available at Home Depot. Hang as many garden tools and workbench tools as possible.
Create bins on shelving for gardening supplies as well as additional gardening tools. Taking advantage of wall space for hanging will keep items organized, off the floor and allow more space for parking cars. Store off season items such as holiday decorations and luggage on top shelves. Best of luck in organizing your garage and actually parking your car in the garage!