With our busy lives and habit of collecting things, its inevitable that the garage becomes a storage area filled with clutter. The thought of decluttering the space is a daunting thought but its not that difficult once you know where to start. And our three little tips below will get you on the right path to decluttered garage storage heaven.
Sort out the contents
Start by sorting the contents into piles of similar things such as CDs, toys, books, sports equipment etc. and whether you use them frequently or not. It is also very likely that you have boxes stored up in your garage and now is as good a time as any to unpack them and weed out things you do not need. Next get some transparent boxes so in the future you’ll be able to see what is in them and also label them so you can see at a glance what the contents are. There will be plenty of things you want to keep but take advantage of Charity shops or services such as Freecycle for those things you don’t want anymore. One man’s rubbish and all that.
Take advantage of your garage wall space
Chances are most of the items in your garage are stored on the floor, and that is what is causing the clutter. Getting everything off the floor is fine but where do you put it all? Try using your wall space to make storing everything really easy. One option is having slatted wall panels this will allow you to mount cabinets to the wall without leaving holes in the drywall and they can be moved around when you like. You can also make use of sturdy hooks, from where you can hang heavy items, such as rakes and shovels. Another option you have is a pegboard, which helps you to organise tools that you frequently use.
Make the most of your garage ceiling space
The ceiling is an excellent place for you to store seasonal items or items you do not use frequently. This way, things that you do not really use every day do not use up space in areas where things that should be easily accessible to you should be in. There are plenty of hooks, racks or hoists around to get even things like bikes and kayaks stored neatly on the ceiling.
To sum it all up, tidying up and organising your garage does not have to be complicated. Sort and make use of the unused space in your garage such as the wall and the ceiling and by doing this, you clear your floor of clutter. This makes it easier for you to move around your garage and find the things you need more easily as well as providing a safe place for all the family. Take advantage of your garage wall space.