Tackling the garage might not yet be on your to do list with all the hustle and bustle that Christmas bring but here at MyGarage we think the time between Christmas and New Year is the perfect time to get it done. With that in mind, we've put together 10 tasks to conquer between Christmas and New Year for a clutter-free and functional garage!
Declutter and Donate
Begin with a clean slate by decluttering items you no longer need, consider donating usable but unwanted items to make room for what truly matters.
Sort and Categorise
Group similar items together – tools, sports equipment, holiday decorations as this sets the stage for more efficient storage solutions.
Sweep away the remnants of the year and give your garage a good cleaning, don't forget to wipe down surfaces and shelves for a fresh start.
Evaluate Storage Needs
Assess your storage requirements based on the items you've categorised and consider new shelving, cabinets, or organisers to optimise the space. If you need some inspiration, take a look at the many different storage options we have for your garage space!
Invest in a labeling system for boxes, bins, and shelves so you can instantly locate what you need, saving time and frustration.
Inspect and Repair
Check tools, equipment, and storage units for wear and tear so you can make a list of items that need repair or replacement.
Designate specific areas for different functions (e.g., a gardening zone, a sports gear zone) as this helps to minimise clutter and adds a systematic touch.
Improve visibility with upgraded lighting fixtures as this can make the space more inviting and functional.
Implement Safety Measures
Ensure a safe environment by checking for any potential hazards, making sure you secure heavy items, address tripping risks, and install safety equipment if needed.
Set Up a Maintenance Schedule
Develop a regular maintenance routine to keep your garage in top shape and schedule quarterly or bi-annual organisation sessions to prevent future clutter.
Make this the year your garage becomes a well-organised haven for all the family. Tackle these tasks between Christmas and New Year, and you'll ring in the new year with a garage that's as tidy as your resolutions. Cheers to a clutter-free and organized 2023! 🎉🔧