If you are tired of someone nagging at you to get that garage cleaned out, to accomplish some garage storage organization, you are not alone. Outside of the attic or basement, the garage is a catch all for all kinds of things; holiday decorations, seasonal tools, toys that you keep saying you're going to fix, the list goes on.
In order to get it done within a few weekends, follow these tips.
There are many ideas about garage storage organization, but one of the best ones is to have four distinct piles.
The first one should be what you will definitely be keeping, which would include tools you use on a regular basis, bikes, stuff like that.
The second one should be what you will be placing in a garage sale, stuff that still works, and may be of some value still.
Garbage pile, which stands for itself, and a go through pile. This would be where you put things that need further investigation, like clothes, decorations, those boxes with odds and ends. Hey if you can get the person who has been on you about it to help, even better.
Think to yourself three things, do I love it, am I using it, and will I realistically use it later. Anything you haven't used in a year should be disposed of. Things that you have doubts about but aren't quite sure if you should get rid of, set a definite time in the future. If the item hasn't been used for something by then get rid of it.
Make sure that you don't spend too much time with an item. You should really start sorting by things you are sure about first. Any broken toys that have been sitting for a long time, or a chair with a broken foot, out the door.
Now that you have your piles, start sorting through the keep pile. Separate it all out; tools in one pile, seasonal decorations in another, stuff like that. Once you have sorted this out, then you have an idea of what kind of garage storage organization stuff you need.
There are many different kinds of storage units available to get you organized. You have opportunities to utilize wall space, and overhead storage, just to name a few. Depending on your available budget, you might consider a workable combination instead of settling on one thing.
There are many styles and types of wall organizers. You have your combo shelves, ones that have a shelf space, and a rack in front to hang bungie cords off of. You have flat racks that have clips or magnets to hold items like lawn rakes, snow shovels, and brooms, hung up and conveniently out of the way. There are even wall organizers with fold down work benches and racks of bins for all of your smaller items.
There are many websites that have free information about overhead storage racks, with plans and parts lists of materials you'll need. There are also many storage service providers that can do everything for you. So it really doesn't matter if you have some experience or not, it can get done.
Now, if you decide to go with storage bins, with plans and parts lists of materials you'll need. There are also many storage service providers that can do everything for you. So it really doesn't matter if you have some experience or not, it can get done.
With storage bins, you have many options in size and shape. You really have two choices when it comes to bins; clear, or colored. It is a good idea to use clear ones, because even if you get all color coordinated, you're still going to have to go through each one.
So what are you waiting for? Enlist as many helpers as you can and begin your garage storage organization project.
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