Although garage organisation may seem tedious and time-consuming, you can easily transform it into a functionally organised area. For many people, especially growing families, the garage is often transformed into a storage facility rather than a space to park vehicles. It easily becomes a place that is filled with a chaotic assortment of old belongings, unused equipment, tools and more. Despite the amount of dust collected, it is never too late to get rid of unnecessary rubbish. Check out our tips to help you get started!
CREATE A TIDY AREA
Unfortunately, garage organisation has to begin with saying goodbyes. It is time to let go of items, old clothing and disposable equipment that hasn’t been used or are likely to be needed again. There will be more space created by throwing away trash and donating useful items to charities of your choice.
SORT AND STOWAWAY
In order to avoid becoming accustomed to stepping on messy piles, it’s important to relocate items from the floor to shelves when organising your garage. The use of wall space and shelving systems are options to keep in mind rather than organising everything on the floor.
Garages are wide spaces where things can easily get lost therefore, grouping items through categories then placing them in the same tubs can be a great help. These tubs may be labelled and even colour-coded for convenience.
HOOK IT OR HANG IT
The garage can easily become a secondary closet where people stash jackets, bags, hats and shoes. By investing in having clothing racks or stands, these items can become easily visible and keeping the garage organised is incorporated into the daily routine. For large items, speciality hooks can be added that are designed to keep the space neat and secure.
It is vital for tools, chemicals and fragile memorabilia to be kept in a place where they are out of reach from children and unlikely to be knocked over. Pegboards with tools and labelled boxes can be strategically stored higher up in the shelves to avoid any damages.
HIGH AND LOW ROTATION
Garage organisation will work to its full potential when the items are on high and low rotation accordingly. If holiday decorations and camping equipment are rarely used, they can be stored in a higher shelf in the garage until they’re needed. Whereas, if sports equipment is needed on a weekly basis, they would be consistently placed in a spot that’s easy to find.
The garage can be utilised with its proper function by maintaining a neat and open space. With proper storage, the cars can be parked in and more improvements can become a possibility.
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