When is the last time you could find something in your garage?  Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to run to the hardware store every time you needed something for a project? In order to effectively organize and consolidate items that are stored in your garage, you’ll need to start from scratch.  That means you will first have to pull everything off the shelves and out of your cabinet drawers so that you know what you have.

The next step is to group like items and then purge the duplicate and outdated items. Donate and sell things that still have value and recycle anything else.  Once you have made your pile of donation items and a pile of items you intend to sell at a garage sale or online, you should be left with a manageable pile of the things you wish to keep.

When reviewing the pile of items that you choose to keep, try to purge again.  There are some items in your garage such as your son’s first baseball bat or your daughter’s first bike that are sentimental but no longer useful. You may have to modify the Marie Kondo question, “Does this item bring me joy?” to “Can this item bring someone else joy?” When it comes to items in your garage, you just need to be honest with yourself, is the item something you or someone else can use or is it just taking up valuable storage space?

Here are some tips from Sally Johnston, owner of Clutter Clearer:

Tools – In order to store tools, which can easily take up a majority of table space, buy a metal pegboard and pegboard hooks from your local home center.  Organize tools by size and function.  For example, wrenches can be stored according to size on hooks on the metal peg wall.  Broken and rusted tools should be thrown away.

Cans and bottles – Paint, chemicals, and items of the like should be checked for usefulness and disposed of if past their use by date.   Always dispose of chemicals using the proper channels according to your city’s hazardous disposal policy. 

Shelving – Wire shelves are easy to install and adjustable, so it will be effortless to reconfigure for different sized storage bins.  Large, bulky items such as electric tools should be stored in shelving and kept off the floor to avoid any possible injuries. 

Sports items – Baseball bats, tennis rackets, basketballs, and golf clubs, should have a designated area in your garage.  Store large items, like bats and rackets, should be placed in a repurposed garbage can that is clearly labeled (to avoid being confused with a regular trash can). 

Keep the floor of your garage clutter free by hanging bulky items, such as ladders, bikes and kayaks from the ceiling on metal hooks. This will keep those items out of your way and protect them from being damaged.

A clean and organized garage is sure to relieve much of the stress that typically goes on within a family unit.  Clutter Clearer is here to make sure that reorganizing any part of the home goes on without a hitch.  Be sure to call Sally and get a free estimate today at 504-376-4114.

When is the last time you could find something in your garage?  Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to run to the hardware store every time you needed something for a project? In order to effectively organize and consolidate items that are stored in your garage, you’ll need to start from scratch.  That means you will first have to pull everything off the shelves and out of your cabinet drawers so that you know what you have.

The next step is to group like items and then purge the duplicate and outdated items. Donate and sell things that still have value and recycle anything else.  Once you have made your pile of donation items and a pile of items you intend to sell at a garage sale or online, you should be left with a manageable pile of the things you wish to keep.

When reviewing the pile of items that you choose to keep, try to purge again.  There are some items in your garage such as your son’s first baseball bat or your daughter’s first bike that are sentimental but no longer useful. You may have to modify the Marie Kondo question, “Does this item bring me joy?” to “Can this item bring someone else joy?” When it comes to items in your garage, you just need to be honest with yourself, is the item something you or someone else can use or is it just taking up valuable storage space?

Here are some tips from Sally Johnston, owner of Clutter Clearer:

Tools – In order to store tools, which can easily take up a majority of table space, buy a metal pegboard and pegboard hooks from your local home center.  Organize tools by size and function.  For example, wrenches can be stored according to size on hooks on the metal peg wall.  Broken and rusted tools should be thrown away.

Cans and bottles – Paint, chemicals, and items of the like should be checked for usefulness and disposed of if past their use by date.   Always dispose of chemicals using the proper channels according to your city’s hazardous disposal policy. 

Shelving – Wire shelves are easy to install and adjustable, so it will be effortless to reconfigure for different sized storage bins.  Large, bulky items such as electric tools should be stored in shelving and kept off the floor to avoid any possible injuries. 

Sports items – Baseball bats, tennis rackets, basketballs, and golf clubs, should have a designated area in your garage.  Store large items, like bats and rackets, should be placed in a repurposed garbage can that is clearly labeled (to avoid being confused with a regular trash can). 

Keep the floor of your garage clutter free by hanging bulky items, such as ladders, bikes and kayaks from the ceiling on metal hooks. This will keep those items out of your way and protect them from being damaged.

A clean and organized garage is sure to relieve much of the stress that typically goes on within a family unit.  Clutter Clearer is here to make sure that reorganizing any part of the home goes on without a hitch.  Be sure to call Sally and get a free estimate today at 504-376-4114.