Let's face it, garages are one of the places most people have difficulty keeping clean. Things add up quickly and for many, this extra space becomes one giant storage bin. In addition to being a storage black hole, it is also a potential safety hazard!
Talk to a professional organizer to get it functional
Sorting is the hardest first step. An expert will be able to help you decide what to keep and what must go. Once you do this, the size and specifics of your storage needs can be decided. Getting a garage organizing system is key. Without a good storage system in place, it won't be long until the mess piles up again.
A good space savings expert will consider your belongings and your lifestyle by asking the correct questions, and then spend time with you to make suggestions for a few design options based on your responses. Depending on what needs to be stored, your options may include shelving, free-standing cabinets, wall or work-top cabinets, slat wall (and hooks or racks) for tools and odd-shaped items, etc.
Categorize, designate, store
Labeling your garage space can help you tame the chaos quickly. Having the name of the category can help you in the future easily see where to look and where to put things back when they are done. Sub-categories can also help with this process.
If you want to be really organized, you can even go a step further and label your containers. It make take a lot of time initially, however, when you are done, you will have a system in place. It will save you a lot of money and time in the future!
Organizing your garage is all about forming good habits. Working with a professional organizer like Closet Storage Organizers can help make this process painless and save you in the future. Most of our clients walk away with a whole new lease on their garage and how functional it can be.