Why Give Your Garage a Spring Makeover?
The garage is a popular place to stow items, and for good reason. Easier to access than the attic and larger than the average hall closet, garages are often a dumping ground for photo albums, old furniture, tools, and even clothing. While there’s nothing wrong with using your garage for storage, keeping this part of the home organized is essential if you want the area to function as a carport or place to enjoy hobbies. Read on for some of our garage organizers’ top tips on keeping your space tidy.
How to Clean Your Garage
Deciding to clean out your garage is only the first step. If you want to create a truly organized space, it’s important to follow a few best practices. Start by choosing the right day to arrange your space. For best results, clean out your garage on a cool day when there’s no rain in the forecast. That way, the items you stow on the patio or sidewalk won’t get wet. Additionally, you should aim to sort your belongings into four categories: keep, sell, throw away, and donate. Strive to be honest with yourself about whether you’re actually going to use the items you decide to keep. The last thing you want is to wind up with the same number of possessions you started with.
One of the best reasons to organize your closet is that it affords you the opportunity to find hidden treasures. For example, you might have expensive antiques buried beneath the rubble or beloved family heirlooms that you haven’t thought about in years. Don’t be afraid to sell high-price items if they don’t hold sentimental value for you and your family.
Say Bye to Bugs
An insect infestation is one of the least desirable discoveries you can make in your home. If you want to avoid unpleasant surprises of the six-legged variety, strive to keep your garage clean and tidy. Removing trash and other items (like that bag of clothes from last year’s ski trip) can help prevent insect infestations. Additionally, you should consider spraying the baseboards with bug repellant once you get all your storage items up off the floor.
Say Hello to Projects
From renovating flea market finds to building that hot rod, the garage is a popular spot for hobbies and crafts. Still, it’s hard to indulge your creative side if your garage is packed with possessions. By clearing out some of the clutter, you can give yourself the freedom to try a new activity or just get to your car in the morning without squeezing past a dozen cardboard boxes.
Let Our Garage Organizers Get Your Space in Shape
At Closet World, we custom design each garage organizing system that we sell and build it at a state-of-the-art manufacturing center. From installing quality garage cabinets to laying durable flooring, our team does it all. For more information on building a garage storage space to meet your needs, call today or contact us online.