The Garage can be that place where it’s out of sight, out of mind and I’m sure it’s safe to say that, along with the attic and basement, your garage can be by far the messiest area of your home. We do our best to keep our living space clean and clutter free, but in the process, it’s the garage that suffers! That’s because every time we find something useless, broken or unwanted in the house, it ends up in the garage. This pattern continues for months, even years, on end until one day you open your garage door and realize there’s practically no storage space left!
Yes, it’s a nightmare of a situation, but who says you can’t turn it into a clean, organized dream garage?! Don’t be overwhelmed by what you see; even a garage that’s packed from floor to ceiling can be conquered. All you need is a little guidance, and some professional assistance isn’t a bad idea either. Here’s how we would typically tackle a messy, unorganized garage.
What Stays and What Goes
If you’re choosing to hold on to things for a sentimental reason, just remember that that’s what got you into this mess in the first place! If you know you’re never going to use it, give it away to someone that will. You’d be amazed at how much of garage space you can free up if you got these things out of the way. It’s the same case with those broken furniture pieces you’ve been meaning to fix up; it’s time you disposed of them or gave them to a scrap yard. You could even go one step further as to fix them up and donate them to homeless shelters in Houston like The Mission of Yahweh.
Make Segregation Piles
To make your garage cleaning haul easier, you need to categorize things: the keepers, the giveaways, the throwaways and the pack-away lot. As you start removing stuff from your garage, segregate them into their respective piles. Put future-use items in the pack-away pile to be boxed and sealed so that they are preserved and don’t get in the way. If you have a big garage, consider emptying one side at a time and make it a weekend project.
Keep Your Resources on Standby
By resources, mean empty boxes for storage, large garbage bags for disposing of rubbish, and a reliable garbage removal company to collect your throwaway pile. When you have everything at hand and a rubbish removal company on speed dial, cleaning and organizing your garage doesn’t seem like such a nightmare after all!
Cleaning is a Must
Once you’ve emptied out your garage and made your segregation piles, remember; only two piles need to be organized and put back. That itself is a major relief! However, before you start putting anything back, your garage will need a long overdue deep cleansing! Hire a cleaning service like That’s Clean Maids to do the job for you. By the end of it, you’ll have a sparkling clean garage ready to be re-stocked.
Put Order Back Into Your Garage
Get organized by devoting one corner of the garage to store wanted and more frequently used items. Be sure to place them in an orderly manner keeping bigger items at the bottom, and smaller ones stacked on top of them. If you have enough boxes, it’s a good idea to pack some of these things (without sealing it) as it keeps the area much neater. Pack away the other useful items you won’t need anytime soon, but be sure to label the box with its contents.
And just like that, your nightmare of a garage has been conquered! Stay tuned for more organization tips for the home!