I mentioned last week that my garage was in need of a massive makeover. Professional Organizer, Sylvia of Niche Designs saw that and was kind enough to send over a guest post with some garage makeover tips for us. Also don’t miss the terrific “Org Junkie” special Sylvia is offering to my readers at the end of this post.
This is the time of year we pull everything out of the garage and re-organize! But wait! Don’t go to all that work again this year without a plan to create long lasting storage solutions for this space.
Remember scraping the windshield all winter because you didn’t have the room to park in the garage? Don’t want to go through that again, do you? Let me help you prevent your stuff from taking over this much needed storage space and car stall for good this time!
I know it can be intimidating to start organizing such a large, often over cluttered area. The good news is you likely have items stored in your garage that haven’t been touched in years. No difficult decision needed for these, just make a trip to the dump and local charity. Now onto the rest of the stuff cluttering valuable floor space.
1) Before you purchase any new garage storage systems, identify categories for the items you absolutely need to keep in this location.
2) Sketch a quick plan including all of the necessary zones….gardening, sports equipment, workbench, vehicle supplies.
3) Create a shopping list of products that will provide the best storage option for the items that tend to scatter. Here’s a video I did recently showcasing some available options:
4) Once everything has its place, it should be visible, reachable and easy to put away. (clear containers, labels, and quick access)
Sylvia Daoust is the owner of Niche Designs Inc., a company focused on creating streamlined homes and small businesses. We provide storage organizing solutions to fit your needs and your budget…with consistent support every step of the way. Visit Niche Designs for access to a free eBook and weekly storage solutions!
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