The garage is often a place where clutter accumulates, and now is the time to get to work on decluttering the space. It can feel overwhelming to work through the clutter, but we promise, it’ll feel amazing once you come home to a clean space. And finding what you need without rummaging through boxes? Even better.
Remove the Clutter
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One of the biggest reasons garages accumulate clutter is because we put things in there when we don’t know what to do with them. Though, oftentimes, we would be better off throwing the items away. The first step to organizing your garage, then, is to remove everything you don’t need.
We would recommend starting by removing everything — and we mean everything — from your garage. Get everything out, look through boxes, and discard what you no longer use. Have you used it in the last year? If not, it’s very likely something that can be discarded or donated.
Plan Before Buying Garage Shelving
Once you remove the clutter, you can start to plan your organization. If that last part made you start to sweat, it’s okay. We’ll get through it! Think through what you use most, what you need to keep but don’t reach for often, and be sure to measure the space around your cars.
Once you have an idea of where all your belongings will go, you can buy or repurpose shelving. By planning first, you can avoid purchasing the wrong shelving units or putting them in the wrong spots, saving you time in the long run.
Remember Your Garage Ceiling
This is another good option for items you don’t need often. Storing these items out of the way and in hard-to-reach places means you can place the things you do use often in an easy-to-reach spot.
When decluttering your home, the garage can be that spot where everything without a home stays. It’s time to change that! Declutter your garage by donating or throwing out unneeded items, planning your storage, and remembering that the ceiling is a great spot for storage, as well. With these three tips, you’ll have a clean garage you may just want to show off for company. (We won’t judge.)