It is now the year 2020, and more homeowners than ever have a garage. What is the one aspect of a garage that hasn’t changed in almost a century? Most garages are still a mess in some way or another. We use our garages for many different things that span from storage of equipment and cars to use as workshops. The real trick is keeping them clean and tidy. It is such a hassle to keep a garage organized that some people just give up on the idea. That is bad for many reasons, least of which is not safety. It can be said for almost certain that a garage after a long cold winter is a mess. Why? Because everything in the yard just goes away for the winter. More work is done in the safety of the garage versus out in the yard somewhere. The fact remains, an organized garage is just better overall. So how can you organize your garage in 2020? Technology has given us many gifts and tools to do this, but some of the classics are still great ideas.
Tip #1 Throw Out What You Don’t Need
We know, this sounds difficult, but it is much easier than you think. A lot of people collect things for “future projects” and the future in general. That is fine, but if you have a garage full of stuff that you don’t need, it becomes clutter. Clutter quickly turns into safety hazards and fire hazards. It also turns your garage into a festering hole for rodents and others that most consider pests. Obviously, you do not have to use this tip if you do not want too. That is fine, but it would be wise to at least limit some of the clutter in your garage. Especially if you store your car in your garage and it looks like there’s a Leaning Tower of Pisa next to it. Go through all the items in your garage and prioritize them. The ones of least priority can be sold or thrown away. The is a reason for the term “Garage Sale.”
Tip #2 Organize Your Garage By Use Or Item Type
That is very basic: Shovels can go in one corner while chemicals go against a wall on a shelf. A simple organization technique like that goes a long way when it comes to keeping your garage clean this year. Many folks have their washing machine and dryer for laundry in their garage. Feel free to put up shelves or something to store everything related to laundry around them if you do. If you have a workbench and a lot of tools, then get a good size toolbox to put them in. Again, just basic ideas can make all the difference.
Tip #3 Create New Storage
There is a pretty fair chance that you do not have enough ways to store items in your garage. You can fix this in many ways. These days, you can buy racks to hang from the ceiling of your garage or on the walls. On these frames, you can put plastic bins or totes that will easily hole many small items or even a few large ones. You can easily organize these containers with labels like “Tools” and “pictures from 1978.” This way you can still store whatever you want in your garage and park your car in there.
Hire A Garage Door Repair Professional
If you happen to notice that your garage door is not opening correctly or is having some other issue, then fix it! Your garage is a hot storage spot because it has such a large door. Letting your garage door fall into ill repair is as bad as allowing your garage become a mess, if not worse. If you need garage door repair or even a new garage door installation, just call The Garage Door Club. (000) 000-0000 is the number to call. Don’t worry, and you will never get an answering machine during regular business hours. Get your garage and your garage door back on track today!