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Help! How do I sort out my garage?

How do I sort out my garage?

Sorting out your garage can be a daunting task, but with a well-organised plan and some effort, you can turn it into a functional and clutter-free space. Here's our step-by-step guide to help you get started.

1. Set Clear Goals:

First up, you should determine the primary purpose of your garage. Is it for parking your car, a workshop, storage, or a combination of these?

2. Gather Supplies:

Gather the necessary supplies, such as garbage bags, storage bins, shelving units, tools, cleaning supplies, and labels.

3. Empty the Garage:

Start by completely emptying the garage. This will allow you to see the space clearly and make it easier to clean and organise.

4. Declutter:

Go through each item and categorise them into:

  • Keep: Items you need and use regularly.

  • Donate or Sell: Items in good condition that you no longer need.

  • Dispose of: Broken or unusable items.

  • Recycle: Items that can be recycled.

Be ruthless in your decluttering to avoid keeping unnecessary items.

5. Clean and Repair:

Clean the garage thoroughly, including sweeping, dusting, and possibly power washing the floor. Repair any damaged walls, ceilings, or flooring as needed.

6. Plan the Layout:

Consider the layout of your garage and how you want to organise it. Designate areas for specific purposes, such as parking, tools, sports equipment, and seasonal items.

7. Install Storage Solutions:

Install shelving units, hooks, pegboards, and cabinets to maximise vertical and wall space for storage. It's also a good idea to use clear storage bins or labels to help you quickly identify the contents of containers. Take a look at our full range of garage storage solutions for inspiration!

8. Organise Items:

Place items in their designated storage areas based on frequency of use and accessibility. Keep frequently used items easily accessible. Try grouping similar items together, such as gardening tools, automotive supplies, and sports equipment as this will make it easier to find what you need, when you need it.

9. Create Zones:

Create distinct zones within your garage for different purposes. For example, designate one area as a workshop and another for gardening supplies.

10. Maintain Regularly:

Establish a routine for maintaining your organised garage. Regularly assess your belongings and declutter as needed. Keep the garage clean and organised by putting items back in their designated places after use.

11. Safety Considerations:

Ensure that hazardous materials like chemicals, paints, and flammable items are stored safely and out of reach of children.

12. Final Touches:

Consider adding proper lighting, insulation, and ventilation to make your garage more comfortable and functional.

Remember that organising your garage is an ongoing process, and it may take some time to get it exactly the way you want it. Be patient and persistent, and you'll create a space that is both organised and functional.

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