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Minimalism and Organization: What It Can Do For You


Minimalism is a great tool for downsizing what you own. More and more people are going on a minimalist path because of the many benefits it provides, including mental clarity, saving money, and less stress. If you are embracing this popular trend, don’t forget your garage! It deserves decluttering, too. Here’s a step-by-step Orlando garage organization guide to help you get started.

Why Minimalism
First things first, why minimalism? There are many benefits to becoming a minimalist. Living more mindfully can improve your mental health. We’ve already got a busy life, but why go home to a busy house? But just to be clear, minimalism is not about living with as little as possible; it’s about discovering what is important to you. Once you take a mental inventory of your belongings, you start to find what enriches your life. That is technically the first step toward a minimalist life. Reorganizing your home allows you to reorganize your life, which leads to purpose.

Step 1: Clean It Out Entirely
First and foremost, pull everything out of the garage. This includes furniture and appliances as well, so you can see everything you own, plus the entire garage, walls, and floor. While the garage is completely empty, take the time to clean the floors thoroughly and then consider adding epoxy floors, if you don’t already have them. This type of flooring is durable and prevents staining from any spills.

Step 2: Organize by Category
Organize them into groups by categories, such as lawn care equipment and Christmas decorations. Once you do this, you’ll start to see what you want versus what you need. What you don’t need are usually things you don’t use and can get rid of. Start storing those items in bins and setting them aside.

Step 3: Dump and Donate
Bring everything you want to keep back in and start organizing. If you don’t already have them, install shelving units to keep objects off the floor. Place items that you use more frequently in the forefront, in sight, with the other items, such as holiday decorations, hidden in bins. Then you should a good pile of items you don’t want anymore. Donating items you don’t need anymore will bring you inner peace and give joy to someone else. Someone’s trash is another person’s treasure, right?

Step 4: Take a Deep Breath
Take a look at how much you have done when you said goodbye to the excess stuff that just took up space! You’ll be able to see your needed items more clearly, breathe better, and feel less overwhelmed. Now, start living in the moment and enjoy your newly cleared out garage!

At Garage Design Works, we offer Orlando garage organization solutions for every space. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and to learn more about what we have to offer!

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