Are You Attached to Your Clutter?

For some people, it’s hard to “let go.” Some might call it “hoarding,” while others might just call it “sentimental.” Whatever label you affix, clutter is often the result. Whether you’re ready to purge, or just want to organize and keep, setting an organizational plan is the answer, and Garage Design Works is here to help you!

Sometimes, when cleaning out your living space, you may find that it is difficult to get rid of seemingly random trinkets: that scratched CD from the 90s, the old sweater that has more than a few holes, the shoes you never wore…for some reason, they remain in your life and your home. Studies say that this phenomenon actually stems from a reaction in the brain’s pain receptor to parting ways with our belongings.  Getting rid of clutter actually produces the same response as burning your mouth on coffee. This reaction can make it difficult for individuals to focus in their cleaning tasks, but clutter often distracts people from normal functioning and reduces efficiency.

There are ways to beat this vicious cycle:

  • Begin with a monthly review of your garage space, and ask yourself a few questions in reference to the items in your garage.  Does every object have a designated area?  Are there objects you have not used for the last year that you can get rid of?

  • Next, you can work with a smaller storage space.  Instead of considering your garage as one big closet, reduce space to smaller cabinets and bins to make possessions more manageable.

  • Finally, reward yourself for taking these steps.  It is important to give yourself a small bonus–like a chocolate bar or a dinner out–to help counteract the pain response.

Garage Design Works has the tools you need to help eliminate garage clutter once and for all. As a leader in the garage interiors market, we guarantee a limited lifetime warranty with impressive and durable garage organization systems. From garages, to Florida rooms and more, our Orlando garage organization expert can help increase the aesthetics of your home while providing the area with durable, classy and long-lasting storage options for years to come.

We offer a free in-home consultation to help you design a plan what best fits your garage organization needs. Call us today at 407-447-8890 to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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