For many homeowners, the thought of cleaning out and organizing the garage is exhausting. Years of crammed boxes, mislabeled storage containers, and piles of barely-used equipment can make it feel like the garage is a purpose-less place. Cluttered garages might seem like they’d take months to clean out. However, with the right tools and mindset, you can knock out organizing your garage in a single weekend.
Evaluate what’s worth keeping and what can go.
Streamlining what you have stored in your garage can make the organizing process significantly easier. Christmas tree and family ornaments? Keep! That broken treadmill that’s been collecting dust for five years? Might be time to toss it. Don’t overthink this part. A good rule of thumb is that if your family hasn’t used an item for a year and it holds no sentimental value, it might be time to toss the item or sell it at a yard sale.
Prepare with garage storage.
Having the right storage cabinets, bins, or units in place can streamline organizing your garage. Getting a matching storage set can pull double duty of holding items and making a garage appear more put together. At the very least, ensure that any bins you use are clearly labeled so that everything has a place.
Clean as you go.
Keep cleaning solutions, dust rags, and a pan/broom at the ready to clean up your space. It’s far easier to clean as you organize items than to do it after or before the process. Sweep up cobwebs, clean off grime on storage bins, and sanitize your workspace. Take a look at your garage floor, as well.
Organize in zones and create designated spaces.
If cleaning the entire garage feels too overwhelming, break down the project into smaller sections. Start by organizing gym equipment, then move to holiday decorations, and then try tackling tools. These subsections will make the overall organizational process feel much more manageable.
Consider wall space and vertical storage.
Wall hooks and vertical storage solutions increase the floor space in your garage, making it appear even more organized. Hang frequently used tools within easy reach. Use storage options like our mesh ball caddy to store sports equipment on the wall. Keep bikes safer with wall bike hooks. These wall storage options will help homeowners stay more organized by giving them clear places to hang their things.
Organizing your garage doesn’t have to be a nightmare. At Garage Design Works, a leading Orlando garage company, we help people create garage storage environments that meet their unique needs. Schedule your virtual consultation with us today to get started.