If you’re like most people that own a garage, it’s probably not even being used for the car. Boxes of winter clothes, holiday decorations and other stuff you don’t have a place for. It can easily get overwhelming quick and that’s why it’s a good idea to form an attack plan to clean and organize your garage. In just fiver hours, you’ll have your garage neat and organized, ready for the car in just five easy steps.
Inventory: one hour
This crucial step in organizing your garage is probably one of the toughest parts of the whole project. It’s hard to pick and choose what to keep and what to get rid of. If you stored it once, then you obviously want to keep it.
Use this formula to help you decide what stays and what goes. If it hasn’t been used in more than two years, then you’re probably not going to use it again. A garage sale can help you rid yourself of these unused items and help you to purchase storage solutions.
Blueprints: 15 minutes
Once you’ve got everything dragged out onto the lawn for inventory, you can easily access the garage to take measurements and dimensions. Measure and write down your garages dimensions. Height, width and length are all need as well as any obstructions-like an ac unit-than can hamper installation of shelving.
Buying more stuff: 2 hours 15 minutes
Its time to go to the store and do a little research. Storage solutions for garage equipment and tools can be a vast display at many large home improvement centers. If you feel intimidated, take some time and do a little research online. Organize.com has some really great products and ideas to help your garage organization run smoothly.
Shelving is a big concern when storing garage related items. Paint cans, heavy tool boxes and dangerous chemicals all lurk in garages, but putting them onto a flimsy shelf meant for clothing can be a big mistake. Purchase sturdy all steel metal shelves with castors. This way you can keep your stuff safe and mobile at the same time.
Buying even more stuff: 15 minutes
Bins and clear plastic containers are the perfect storage solution for more sensitive items that can’t be left in the open air of the garage. These matching containers fit neatly together on any shelf and their clear so you can see what’s inside without getting it out of the box.
Organizing: One hour 15 minutes
Now comes the easy part, putting it all back in the garage. Labels make this part of the job easier and it helps to keep items where they belong. And not just the bins either. Labeling the shelves can help you remember where to put it all back when you get it out from the bins.