Helpful Tips On The Best Ways To Organize Your Garage
Amazing—people use the term ‘amazing’ to describe many things that are just plain average. The word ‘amazing’ should be reserved for things that are truly awesome, marvelous, awe-inspiring. It should be used to describe objects that have zing, zip, zest; events that are incredible, noteworthy; people who bring greatness to the world. That’s why Amazing Spaces Storage Centers is called amazing—our storage spaces embody all that’s truly ‘amazing.’ And here are some amazingly helpful tips on the best ways to organize a garage.
Awesome: Your car is awesome, and you want to keep it that way. It’s not just a way to get you from A to B. It’s a means of taking you to and from your livelihood. In football season, it’s an awesome party bus. And during the school year, you’d swear your car were a taxi. And all this awesomeness means you should clean up and organize your garage so you can keep your car in it year round.
Marvelous: You’ll marvel at all the newfound space you have after you’ve cleaned up all that clutter. Start by grabbing every member of your family who ever wants to ride in your car ever again. Why? Its cleanup day! First, you’ll need three tarps. Next, if you can, move every object to one side of the room in order to create a giant space. You need enough room to create three piles. If there’s just too much stuff to create a big empty space, clear enough space in three different areas, or start early enough so you can place objects out on the lawn. Lay the three tarps out flat in these empty spaces; they’re going to be holding a lot of objects. Now—go! Sort every item into three piles: 1—Keep, 2—Sell or Donate, 3—Toss out. If it’s broke, don’t fix it. If it’s expired, by all means, toss. If you haven’t used it recently, toss it. A good timeline for deciding is two years. Create your own categories for items you’re still using or can’t part with, and place them in labeled stackable bins. Box up items you’re selling or donating, and bag up trash.
Awe-inspiring: Now, it’s time to design your brand-new living space, and make it awe-inspiring! Take your ‘keeper’ categories and decide what’s staying in the garage and what goes elsewhere. Now organize! Start by figuring out how much space you’ll need for the big-ticket items like the lawn mower, and place them as far away from the car as you can get them. Tools and chemicals can go in one area. Boxed-up items you’ll use other times of the year such as Christmas decorations can go in an area that’s furthest out of the way but not too hard to get to when Dad has to go looking for them. If you’ve got bikes, install hooks close to the garage door to keep them off much-needed floor space.
Zing: Give your garage a little zing with a brand-new paint color! Now that you’ve gotten things organized, you want to keep it that way. Studies show that the nicer a garage looks, the cleaner and more organized it’s kept.
Incredible: It may sound incredible, but the more you store items in open shelving and wall hooks, the less likely your new garage is to get messed up again. Home Depot, Loews, and Ikea all have incredibly affordable and functional storage items such as stackable bins, wall hooks, bicycle hooks, opening shelving, and vertical organizing systems that will help keep your amazing new garage from falling back into its old messy self.
Noteworthy: Of note, be especially careful with chemicals. Toss expired chemicals in proper containers. If you’re unsure of how to go about getting rid of them safely, go online to get each chemical’s ‘SDS’ — safety data sheet.
Great: Talk about a ‘great’ room! What a great new living space you have, now that you’ve cleaned out all the clutter, mess, and debris in your garage. See—amazing!
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