“Garage Decluttering”- A daunting task in easy steps
If your garage looks more like a utility space where you keep extra-stuff, unwanted, or broken items, then this article is for you. You may find a lot of mess in your garage as you might not have organized it for years. You might even don’t remember where the particular things are kept or stored in this “utility space.”
No doubt, cleaning up the mess and organizing the things in the garage looks like a daunting task, but with a few simple tips and tricks, anyone can make this task easy.
To give a new look to the space allotted for your vehicles, stick to the organizing ideas below, and free up some space. If you wish, then you can show your creativity as well to give an attractive look to your garage.
Empty your garage
As there seem to be so many things in the garage, so it would be better to empty the garage first. Keep out all the stuff in your yard from the garage.
An added tip- Try to make the pile based on categories like electrical, plumbing, paints & brushes, and so on. This will make it easier for you to arrange the items afterward.
Clean your garage
Now is the time to deep clean every wall, window, and floor of the garage. Things you need for cleaning:
- Dry rag for dusting
- Soapy bucket of hot water for wet rags
- Sponge mop for walls
- Mop for floor
- Microfiber cloth for dry garage walls
- A floor fan to dry the garage floor (optional)
To remove any motor oil stains:
- Use clay cat litter to absorb the oil
- Dish soap to cut the grease
- A wire scrub brush for brushing
Make a plan
The garage is emptied, and cleaning is done. It feels like you have given a new life to your garage. Just applaud yourself!Now, make a plan for grouping the things back to the garage. As you have already organized the items in a pile, it becomes quicker for you to arrange the items on the shelves.
An added tip- Put the grouped items in different boxes. For example- garden tools in one box, painting accessories in another box, electrical items in another, and so on. After that, label the boxes.
Use garage walls for storage
You have labeled the different boxes and thinking about keeping the boxes in the garage. Your motive is to organize the garage by giving enough room to park your car or any other vehicle.
To achieve this, try to store all the items off the floor. Install some hooks, pegboards, and shelves on the wall to keep all the garage items off the ground.
Time to organize
Everything is ready in the garage to place back the items. Hang the equipment with handles and hoses on the hooks and place the labeled boxes on the shelves.
You have placed all the useful items in your garage in a well-organized way and also created free space for your vehicles. Your vehicles can now heave a sigh of relief as they finally got a shelter.
In the end, you are done with your garage arrangement and removed unnecessary items from it but undoubtably you are left with a pile of junk that need to be hauled way. Call 1-888-PIK-IT-UP,in Raleigh, 919-261-6727, a junk & bulk pick up services, to get rid of those unwanted items left after you have organized your garage.
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