Make Room for Your Car, Organize Your Garage
Has it been awhile since you’ve been able to shoe-horn your car into your garage? Has your garage turned into a storage facility for junk? Or are you hoping to set up a garage sale? Many Warner Robins GA and Houston County residents are in the same boat as you!
Chances are, that under-appreciated, over-utilized area of your house has become too unwieldy to use properly. So below are a few tips for getting your garage back in good working order. And, who knows: Maybe you’ll be able to fit two cars inside your garage once you’re finished.
What are you using your garage for?
Before rolling up your sleeves and getting down to business, the first thing you need to decide is what you want to use your garage for. Maybe you want a section of your garage to be used as a mini-workshop, or maybe you need to use it for storing outside maintenance materials, like gardening tools and the lawnmower.
The point is to figure out how much space you need before you start organizing things. Coming up with some kind of mental or written list will help you prioritize things – and you may find out afterward that some of the stuff that’s stored in the garage would be better served if it was kept elsewhere, like an outside shed or the attic.
Clean it in chunks
Rome wasn’t built in a day – and your unruly garage shouldn’t be cleaned in a day, either. Breaking it off into small, manageable chunks makes the process seem less daunting – and you may wind up spending more time on an area than you would otherwise.
Depending on the state of your garage, it might be a good idea to get a little help, too, whether it’s from a friend or a professional organizer.
What stays and what goes?
If it’s been a while since you last cleaned and organized your garage, chances it’s now chock-full of clutter. So when beginning the sorting process, set aside several piles: the trash pile, the pile of items that will be sold at a garage sale or donated to charity, the pile of items that need to be stored or kept somewhere else, and the actual pile of stuff that stays in the garage. And while you’re throwing things away, make sure you properly dispose of hazardous materials.
Utilize all nooks and crannies – except for the ground
Walls can be utilized for storage, thanks to various shelving and other storage systems. And items like bikes and ladders can be stored on a wall rack. And buckets can be used as an inexpensive toolkit, too, but make sure everything’s labeled. The ground is never a good place to store anything because the floor can become damp.
About The Author: Kevin Hughes is a Boise Idaho real estate agent servicing buyers and sellers in Idaho. If you’re looking for a great home in Idaho, you can visit Kevin’s website where you can search great cities like Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Eagle.