Top Tips for Clearing Out the Garage
It’s that time of year again – there’s a strange yellow ball in the sky and people are actually walking around in flip flops and shorts. It seems that summer is finally on its way and the UK may be able to enjoy one of its hottest in years. But as well as rejoicing at the warmer temperatures, it’s that time of year when we need to turn our attention to the garage. You’ve been putting it off all winter but now it really needs to be organised if you’ve any chance of maintaining your garden for the summer. Don’t worry, we’ve got some top tips for the annual garage clear out…
Admit that most of it is rubbish
This is the hardest part for most people. The garage becomes a dumping ground for just about everything – your child’s old bike which you’re keeping for your grandchild, an old washing machine, a suitcase which is too big to fit in your storage closet. Now is the time to separate the essential from the non-essential. If you haven’t used it in the last year then you probably won’t ever need it and certainly won’t miss it. Spend a day just clearing clutter and getting rid of unnecessary items to make space. If you think some stuff is useful to someone else but not you, why not donate it to charity?
Use vertical space
However big the garage is, it seems it is never big enough. The best way to organise it and make sure there is space to move around and see everything, is by using vertical space. Try and hang tools and other lighter items on a wall if possible, and you can also install floor to ceiling shelving. It’s important to have as many things off the floor as possible if you’re ever going to have an organised garage.
Depending on just how much clutter you have to organise and clear out, it is usually a good idea to remove EVERYTHING and start from scratch. This way you can evaluate the space and see everything that needs to go back in clearly. Try and group items together which you know you’ll need at the same time, so put things in an order for purpose. After the reorganisation stage, you should feel much better about the state of your garage.
Once you’ve cleared out the garage properly you may be so impressed with the space that you think about having a garage conversion!