Because most of humanity has stayed indoors for quite some time, there is a very high chance that the available space that’s usually just in every household garage would be very much filled up by now. Random objects that can’t be taken anywhere else as easily as before the pandemic just end up getting stored in your garage after a while.
From getting yourself your own metal garage storage shelves all the way down to getting that familiar open space back in your garage that you could park your car in again, here are some of the best things to keep in mind in order to fix and re-organize your garage.
The very first thing you can do (and if you have the extra space on your lawn or driveway) is to remove everything inside your garage. Essentially, you won’t really be able to work on anything if the garage is literally filled to the brim with boxes and boxes of random things.
Decluttering will help you find out what is in there. There is a very high chance that most of the things in there shouldn’t be in there. With reorganizing, there will be cases in which there will be quite a number of old or broken objects in there that should be removed forever. Next to that is you can sort out the things that you would want to still keep.
When deciding upon what to keep, there should be a few ground rules for picking the ones to store. By doing this, the whole clean up and reorganizing will be smoother and faster.
Basically, you need to ask yourself why this particular object is stored in your garage. Will this be useful in the long term? Will this still work after being stored this long? If an object is essentially just there and it’s not working or just isn’t useful at all, that’s the time where you must get rid of it completely.
At this point, anything that doesn’t end up with the things that you decide to keep will be the clutter. These are the extra things and objects and furniture that cannot be stored in your garage anymore.
Essentially, you can still benefit from this clutter. You can either donate these things or just sell them. However, if something is already too broken or completely useless, just immediately throw it away or recycle them. Like old cans that get turned into flower pots.
Like what was mentioned, there will be objects in there that could still work but isn’t something essential for you now or in the coming future. These old objects or furniture can be given to others and just be donated instead. Just call in advance to the institutions you pick out when donating and ask if they can accept the objects you want to donate to them.
If there are objects you don’t want to just donate, you can still sell them. You can take pictures of your old blender or coffee maker, post them online and then sell them. Normally, a good old-fashioned garage sale could be a fun idea. But with the pandemic still hanging in the air and the vaccine still a long way away, you can just opt to have sold items be delivered by couriers.
Then if there are any objects that don’t fall within any of these, those are the ones that are to be just thrown out of the garbage. Sometimes there are objects in there that are just there because of sentimental value. Don’t be afraid to let them go at this time.
Now that the garage is already emptied out and the stuff that was previously in it is all organized now, (probably on your driveway) it’s time to get back inside and make sure that the garage is squeaky clean.
Cleaning up the garage will not only help in making sure that there won’t be diseases, viruses, and dangerous mold in your garage. Especially now that there is more space in it.
It’s also a better option to clean this all out before you bring all the newly sorted out objects back inside.
When cleaning up the insides of your garage, you can go from top to bottom. Then start from all the way inside going out. This will help make sure that all the dirt and things you don’t want to be in the garage is going one way. Out of your garage.
After all the prep-up, it is finally time to get all the objects reorganized. With the newly made space, you can use imaginative styles for storage, like overhead hanging shelves all the way to having shelf storages that have wheels at the bottom.
There are also pegboards that can have various arrangements when storing objects. Metal storage shelves will all be able to store up most of your tools and various objects.
Going through this list, it all seems a bit daunting at first. But in reality, it shouldn’t be. Being able to do something as important as reorganizing a garage space, especially during a time where we’re all trapped indoors, is something that’s actually rewarding. One good thing that all this time indoors can offer is the fact that even with these potential problems literally piling up in your garage, you can have all the time in the world to do some reorganization. Just follow these steps one at a time, and you will be surprised and pleased with all the things that you can accomplish after.
Plus, you could once again park your car inside! There are lots of ways to reorganize and fix your garage. Visit Storables.com for great storage items to help you with organizing and keeping your things.