This will work for a while, but eventually, your garage will become overcrowded, and you will have trouble finding things you need. If you have been using your garage as a sort of halfway house for trash, there is a good chance that means your garage needs a full overhaul.
Instead of just using it as a storage shed for unnecessary and unwanted items, your garage can be used as a working space and can be immensely useful. But you have to get organized.
Do you want to reclaim your garage and maintain order? Here are some of the steps that you can follow for organizing your garage in the best possible way:
Set some time aside
It is recommended that you opt for back-to-back days, such as an entire weekend. In this way, the items that you are sorting out will not have to sit out in piles until you have the time to deal with them.
Remember to opt for a dry weekend for organizing your garage because you may have to pull a number of items from the shelter of the garage.
Always be prepared
Therefore, it is better to arrange your baskets, bins and trash bags beforehand and come up with a proper system for putting the items together. On the day of garage cleanup, you should have basic cleaning supplies, trash bags, and empty boxes for storing items for donation and plastic containers in several sizes for storage.
Don’t handle it yourself
If you don’t have someone to assist you, it might turn out to be an overwhelming task that you will end up abandoning halfway through.
Get Tom Sawyer about it and get some cold beers in a cooler and some BBQ cooking on the grill, invite some friends, play some music and have a big old garage clear out party.
Categorize your items
You need to evaluate things, such as paint and luggage, and see whether they can be stored elsewhere. In this case it is advised that you first organize the rest of your house before you tackle your garage. This makes it easier for you to relocate your garage items inside the house.
Group your garage’s contents
Make sure that you label all the boxes that you are using or else it will create confusion later on. As mentioned above, you should buy bins, baskets, and containers of different sizes because the items you need to store will vary in size as well.
Donate or trash items
It is best to create an organizing schedule for your garage, which can be done quarterly or biannually, depending on the size. Also, it is a good idea to put things away promptly after you have used them. It is so easy when tired to just think “I will do that later”, but then you are quite quickly right back to where you started.
Following the above steps will help you in organize your garage with ease, and you will have no trouble finding items.