Garage Organization: 7 Best Practices
Ahhhh the smell of spring is in the air. Nobody likes to clean during cooler weather and in particular the garage really gets neglected with chilly temperatures outside. We simply spend less time in our garage during the winter, with this little focus things can quickly be in disarray. We all know those items; boxes of decorations or assorted cleaning products and piles of “stuff” in the corners. All these items leave little to no room to park your vehicles. Although all of this is typical off season habit, Shelve It Custom Storage Solutions offers an alternative to the vast winter wasteland we call the garage.
The largest benefits of a garage storage system is open floor space and everything in its own place. Every item is ready for quick find and retrieval.
These 7 tips will help you organize your garage and gain more space.
1 Take a full day to organize your garage. We usually recommend organizing in small chunks but the garage is kinda different. Cleaning and organizing your garage is going to take more than a few hours.
2 It is easiest to remove everything from of your garage to see what you have, then you can sort by categories. Group like things together and they’ll be easier to find. Some categories might include: lawn and garden, toys, sports gear, home maintenance, household items, etc.
3 Sort items into four piles: keep, donate, throw away or repair items.
4 Set up a repair basket. Commit yourself to having these items fixed within the next six months, if you go past this timeline, dispose of these items, it’s not likely you’ll ever fix them.
5 Our storage cabinets will keep things off the floor. Our adjustable shelving will ensure everything will fit inside perfectly.
6 Our wall track system will help to maximize wall space and keep everything off the ground. Our hooks can store summer games, sports equipment and garden tools for easy access but also out of your way when they’re not in use. This helps encourage your family to put these things in their designated places after each use because its easy to know what goes where. There are many hook and hanger options to store any item and easy to reposition.
7 Bid farewell to old paint: tightly sealed paint lasts about two years.
To see if it is still good, stir it and look at it. If it seems stringy or
lumpy, throw it out.
This year, make an investment that will make like easier for years to come. Don’t just make those piles neater; have a storage solution installed today and make the garage a place you look forward to using in the future. Give us a call today at (337) 564-0322 or visit our contact page to schedule your free in-home consultation of your garage space.