Garage organization can seem like a distant dream when you first let reality set in, standing there, looking at all that stuff. Well, you found a way to get it inside and now, there’s too little room for your vehicles and forget about putting one more thing in there. As part of a comprehensive fall cleaning spree, getting your garage organized is a great way to enjoy the cool weather while bringing a little more convenience to your day-to-day life.
Garage Organization Clean Out Tips
Like organizing an under the stairs closet space, you’ll have finite room to fit everything in your garage. So, this is ample motivation to purge and cut down on what you store in the garage. After all, if you can’t park your car in the space now, even a lot of organization isn’t likely to be enough. You’ll have to go the extra mile. Consider holding a garage sale or donating things. You can also opt to sell stuff online or junk it.
Garages tend to become dumps for just about everything. Because they are big open spaces, they’re easy targets for that suitcase that won’t fit in the closet, the roller blades your daughter doesn’t want to throw away yet, the sewing machine you need to give back to your neighbor, and anything else that doesn’t have a set place. National Clean Out Your Garage Day, the Saturday after Labor Day, is a perfect time to roll up your sleeves and dive head first into the clutter. —Houzz.com
It’s going to be overwhelming when you first start because in the first hours, you’ll feel as though you’re accomplishing nothing. This is due to the sheer amount of stuff that’s stuffed into your garage. So now is the time to get rid of as much of it as possible. If you don’t use it now or have a future need (like seasonal decorations), it doesn’t need to be in your garage or on your property. Here are some more helpful garage organization clean out tips:
- Empty it all out. This means everything in the garage (you can leave appliances in-place, as well as fixtures). But anything that’s able to easily take out, should be pulled out of the garage and organized into like categories. Place similar items together to identify duplicates which can be thrown away, sold, or donated.
- Clean the surfaces. With the garage empty, now is a perfect time to give it a good cleaning. Wash down the surfaces with a garden hose and spray nozzle. Use baking soda and regular dishwasher liquid to clean the surfaces and kitty litter to take up grease and oil stains.
- Install a pegboard. Now the garage is empty and clean, it’s time to move onto getting organized. After you’ve decided what you’ll keep and what goes, install a pegboard to hang tools and other things.
- Hang some hooks and racks. When you’ve finished installing a pegboard and have most of your tools and whatnot neatly organized, hang some hooks and racks for garden and lawn tools, bicycles, brooms, sporting goods, and more.
When you organize your garage, you’ll have plenty of junk to deal with. That’s easy when you phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away. Let us help you out so you can enjoy your new organized garage.