1. Take Everything Out
The first step to take is to choose a section of your garage to start with and pull everything out onto the driveway to sort through. Taking everything out of the garage is the best way to discover what space you have to work with and what types of storage might work best when it’s time to organize the items you’re keeping.
2. Decide on Your ‘Keep’ Criteria
Budgetdumpster says, Once you’ve pulled everything out, it’s time to set some ground rules for deciding what to keep. This garage cleaning tip will speed up the process by preventing you from agonizing over each item. When deciding what to keep and what to throw away, ask yourself: “Is this item in the garage for a reason, or because I didn’t know what to do with it?” If it’s the latter, either find a use for it or get rid of it.
Things to Keep During a Garage Cleanout:
a. Items you’ve used more than once in the past year.
b. Things in working condition. Ditch all those gizmos you’ve been “meaning to fix.”
c. Tools you can’t easily rent or borrow.
3. Label Everything
One thing that contributes to clutter is not knowing where things are kept. We’re all guilty of buying something that we already own simply because we didn’t know where to find it or forgot we even had it. Get a label maker and put labels on your storage bins and shelves so you can keep track of where everything is. This will save you money and hassle over time, since you won’t have to make a trip to the store to buy something that you already have, but can’t find. It will also make you more productive in the future. When you tackle your to-do list you’ll be able to finish more quickly because you won’t waste time looking for your tools and supplies. Source: homefieldliving.com
4) Keep Things Of The Floor
After cleaning the garage and sorting out what is good to be kept and what needs to go away, you may want to install hooks, hangers, shelves, and hardware to keep things OFF the floor. The floor is for you to park, this means that your things need to be getting up. Examples are Bikes, Kayaks / Canoes / Paddleboards, Yard Tools, and Toolboxes, and Storage Crates. Defend the floor aggressively so you will have the room to park your car.
Set a goal of clearing out and separating everything you need to keep from the things you can’t, and if you think that organizing and cleaning your garage will take too much of your time, book with us when only the best will do at bestinclassmaids.com.