The time for spring cleaning is quickly approaching, and with it comes the stress of reorganizing various rooms in the house. These deep cleans can take up multiple weekends, leaving you little time to relax after a long week. One trouble area in all of our homes is the carport. For your convenience, here are some simple steps to organize your garage better.
Make a Plan
Whether you’re quickly clearing out a wardrobe or thoroughly reorganizing the basement, it’s always best to make a plan of attack before starting the project. For your garage, consider making a floor plan of the space to better gauge how you’ll arrange everything. Determine areas where storage, cars, and tools will eventually go.
Organize sections of the garage by function and relevance—basically, put any garden and house tools in one area, boxes in another, and so on. Measure your garage’s dimensions before installing any new storage units.
Storage is the most crucial element of any well-kept garage. It’s imperative if you own a vehicle with removable parts that require safe storage for entire seasons of the year. However, the wrong system can actually make the space more disorganized than before.
Open shelving often works better than cabinets, as it offers more accessibility and less of a chance of clutter building up. Hanging items on walls is a great way to conserve floor space, and it makes objects easy to reach. Lastly, consider using overhead space for storing larger items like bikes, sleds, or large containers.
Keep Floors Clear
There’s no way around it—if you’re keeping items on your garage floor, the space is not totally organized. For starters, you want to ensure there is enough space for your vehicle(s). Any objects that cars might hit or run over are hazards and can cause damage to your vehicle. Not to mention, your car could accidentally damage those same items.
Additionally, keeping a clear floor encourages you to maintain an organized garage. Consider adding more creative storage methods if you find objects lying around.
Use these three simple steps to organize your garage better to avoid the headache of excess clutter. A clean, well-maintained garage offers you more storage for all the items that don’t fit in the house.