Take your garage from a disorganized mess to a clean multifunctional space you’ll enjoy using with these organizing tips.
1. When in doubt…..Throw it out! Go through your garage, identify items to either be “Donated or Dumped”
2. Categorize before you Organize. Before you run out to Home Depot and Lowes and start buying cabinets, hooks, & racks be sure to start by organizing your items into groups like; automotive, tools, gardening tools, sports equipment, camping equipment and cleaning supplies.
3. Organize to Visualize. Built-ins, such as cabinets and shelves, are especially helpful. rubbermaid containers with labels or even see through containers are very helpful. You can purchase these types of storage savers in all sizes to meet you every need, from tiny drawers for screws and nails to large-scale tubs for tents and sleeping bags. Be sure to get some large shelves for containers and racks that allow you to display frequently used items.
4. If it’s on the Floor, it’s time to Store. Elevating everything makes cleaning the floor easier and reduces hiding spots where critters might make nests. Also, the garage floor is poured to naturally slope towards the garage door for drainage, so cabinets and etc. on the floor may get damaged or wet depending on the season and location in the garage. My grandpa used to have a large store organizer made of a type of particle board that has all the small screw holes in it. He put a bunch of nails through it and used it to hang all his small hand tools and screw drivers and etc. It was really quite a brilliant idea that is apparently more and more common these days. The point here is that cleaning out the clutter first and the organizing what you have so you can now see what you have makes grouping and storing things away a lot easier and less hassle!
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Rachel Schofield, IDDP® 780-999-3021 Your Edmonton Interior Decorator + Home Stager + Green Specialist