The dreaded garage. The forgotten ‘room’ of endless clutter, lost and broken items and what can feel like an overwhelming organizational task. Whether you are moving out or in of an apartment, rental property, home or just need to get control of the mess these garage hacks may come in useful…
Keep Related Items Together: Start the organization with some good old basic sorting. Keep like items with like items. Tools, garden items, holiday decorations, etc. If all the home repair tools and maintenance items are together it makes things easier to find and neater as well.
Add Storage: There are plenty of storage options available beyond the basic shelving (you don’t want to cover every wall). Tool chests on wheels. A workbench has dual uses. A work space and drawers for storage. Cork board for hanging needed items used on a regular basis.
Ceiling Space: Don’t forget to look up. There are numerous ways to put your ceiling to work for you. Hooks for hanging bikes and other large outdoor sports equipment. Suspend large ladders out of the way freeing up floor space and reducing clutter.
Double Duty Storage: Who says the garage can’t have a little pizzazz? Use wall hanging storage for items which can also double as cool ‘art’. Skateboards. Skis. Snowboards. Use your imagination.
Containers: Get rid of the bags which are messy and can fall apart. Store pet food, bird feed, grass seed and other items in clear plastic containers. It will help control the mess and make finding things easier.
Cleaning out big, cluttered areas can seem like a daunting task, but with the above helpful hints, a little ingenuity and some elbow grease your garage can be a functional and organized addition to your home.
Now that you’ve got your garage under control, what about the inside of your home? Call your local cleaning professionals at Clean Office Exec to get your free home cleaning quote today and you will be on the right track to a clean and tidy home (and garage)!