Organizing Your Garage

An uncluttered home is less stressful than one that is disorganized. This also means the garage and/or shed, which are often the spaces that get neglected. It is so easy to throw items into the garage without putting them in place, until you get to the stage where you can’t find what you are looking for. So, the sooner you organize your garage or shed the sooner you can utilize the space.

It is so tempting to put off the task of sorting your garage as it can be a boring job. When you consider organizing your garage you should keep in mind that the reasonfor this activity is to find a proper place for everything whilst keeping your things easily foud for everyday use. Consider these four steps for a logical approach to re-organizing your garage or shed.

Arrange Your Garage Contents

First of all sort and categorize all the contents of your garage. To do this you should empty your garage and start organizing everything into categories. Sort the tools from sporting gear, electric tools, etc. You will be able to see what you have got and only then will you be able to determine the best way to organize and store everything. Also, you should sort the things that should be in the garage from the things that should actually be in the basement, attic or better, sold at a garage sale. Remember to recycle all that you decide to dispose of.

Separate Seasonal Items and Equipment

A rack like a Broom and Mop Holder should be installedput in to hang garden maintenance tools and to keep them accessible yet out of the way. For winter, place snow related equipment like snow blowers, ice scrapers, snow shovels and also skis, snowboards and sleds together. Keep the seasonal tools together and keep sporting equipment all together also.

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Adding Shelving and Cabinets

Whilst sorting you should consider adding more garage storage space to help you keep the organization. There are racks, shelves, hooks and drawers available that will make keeping all your gear easier and neater. Shelves, racks and cabinets should be mounted on the walls. The basic principle is to store the things that you need on a regular basis in a way that makes them easily accessible every time you require them.

Create an Efficient Working Space

Installing a bench or a table would be an ideal choice if you use your garage as a workshop. A sturdy tool chest and a pegboard are great in storing your tools and keeping them so that they are easily accessible.

Now would be a good time to hire a handyman to have cabinets, closets and shelves built in your garage or shed. Purchase some excellent storage products as mentio ed before and start organizing, sorting and storing.

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