Your garage doesn’t have to be a mess. Just because it’s a room that guests probably won’t go into doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be as well organized and tidy as the rest.
At Quality Janitorial, we know how to turn any garage into a clean dream. Here are some of our best tips for organizing a garage.
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First Things First
If you’re moving into a new home, one of the first things you should do is organize your garage. You don’t want to have a bunch of tools and potentially dirty items lying around inside your house. Move everything that you want to put in the garage into the garage; Don’t worry about sorting them out yet.
Plan It Out
Draft a floor plan. Knowing exactly where you’re going to put things will make organizing way easier. Make sure you take accurate measurements so you know exactly how much space you have to work with.
Go through everything you have currently stored in your garage and anything that you plan to put in the garage. Throw out or donate anything that you don’t want to hang on to. See if anything got into your garage that shouldn’t be there and ask yourself if it could be moved to a different part of your house.
Keep in mind the environment of your garage. Some items, like paint, shouldn’t be stored in any environment that is extremely hot or cold. If you notice that your garage is prone to temperature extreme, make sure to keep vulnerable items away from it.
Install Shelves And Racks
The best way to maximize the amount of space you have is to add in shelves and hanging racks. Putting in hanging storage space will keep objects off the floor and give your car and yourself more room in your garage. Shelves can be added in fairly cheaply and easily with some shelf brackets and 8-foot-long 1 x 12 boards. The racks can be used to hang up your hoes, rakes, brooms, and shovels. You can use pegboard as a way of racking smaller tools and items.
Jars, Cubbyholes, And Containers
You’ll probably need some designated spots to store all your loose bits. Screws, nails, nuts, and other essential small pieces can pile up and become a serious headache to sort and organize. That’s why you should consider investing in some kind of system to sort them out and group them together by type. You could use mason jars to store your nails, or put in a cubbyhole shelf or even just got some simple plastic containers.
Make sure that everything is properly secured. This is especially the case for any tools you have hanging on racks on atop shelves. You don’t want a wrench to slip out, hit your head and give you a concussion.
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For more organizing tips or to learn more about Quality Janitorial Services, give us a call at 602-487-7068.