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Organizing Your Garage

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While you are organizing, don’t forget to take a look at your garage. Set aside two successive days for organizing your garage. One day for tearing it apart and putting it back together and the next day for organizing wall space.

You will need to take everything out, boxes, bikes, lawnmowers, snowblowers, etc. Take this time to sweep out bugs, dirt, and more! Decluttering is just as essential in this space as any other in your home. Once you have made decisions about what you are keeping, it is time to define storage categories. Don’t disregard the storage room above the overhead doors that can be used for long flat things.

Once you have created your categories, put things that you use the most in simple access, and things that are ‘sometimes’ things can go up higher. Utilize wall and ceiling space to maximize your vicinity. Put up shelves to place boxes on and label them, so you can ‘look and find.’ Garage items can be very weighty and need extra support, and you might want to add extra supports or make them out of wood.

Metal shelving units are fashionable but don’t forget to use the wall space at the top of the wall. Shelving can go up here, be out of the way, and is great for those things you only use once or twice a year. Well-built plastic containers with lids are an outstanding way to keep bugs and dirt away. Tag everything you have in containers for easy searching. Being able to actually use your garage and find everything without wasting time hunting for it are rewards for your hard labor. Do you have any idea how much money you are going to save without having to go and purchase new items for the things you lost?