Snow is starting to melt, the need for snow pants and the big Winter coats is dwindling. Are you getting your Winter attire ready to be stored away but walk into the garage of your Kelowna home and just cringe at the sight of pure disorganization and an utter mess? You start dreaming of the day you walk into your garage and can fit your vehicle inside without hitting the kids’ bikes over. If this sounds all too familiar, it is time to get the whole family involved in a little weekend organization!
Distinguish the Main Purpose of your Garage
Have you always dreamed of the ultimate workshop in your garage or do you just want to be able to fit your car into the garage without hitting everything along the way? Before even beginning to touch anything in the garage distinguish what the main purpose will be. This makes the planning process of how you can go about organizing way easier.
Use the Walls/Ceiling
This is something you can’t normally do inside your home but in your garage, it is totally acceptable. You have a ton of wall space and ceiling space that can be used for storage. Are you a biking family? Does your family like to Ski/Snowboard? Big items like bikes, paddleboards, skis, and snowboards are great for storing on the ceiling and/or on your walls. Install proper hooks to keep these items off the ground and your garage will already start to feel less cluttered.
Declutter, Donate and Throw Out!
Great time to get rid of things you have not used all year and start 2017 off right! While you are going through the items in your garage, think to yourself… “Have I used this in the past 12 months?” If the answer is no, then donate it or throw it out! If the thought of decluttering your garage is already stressing you out, we have 7 great steps on how to Declutter your Home.
Create a Space for Each Family Member
Do your kids throw their boots, snow jackets, skis or snowboards wherever they can find floor space in your garage? It’s time to dedicate each of them a space to keep their items. Try installing fun lockers or shelving units that are labeled with each family member’s names so they know where they can store their items and makes things easily accessible.
Keep the Tools to One Area, One Toolbox
Does your husband have an abundance of tools that you have seem him use a handful of times but they are taking over your garage? Invest in one big rolling toolbox these are great to keep in your garage as they will roll around depending on where you need them and also keep your tools organized. You can also dedicate a wall of your garage to keeping his tools organized. No more tripping over tools!
Whether you have a complete mess in your garage or just a few things you want to be able to organize to get ready to Spring, these tips are sure to help you tackle your garage in one weekend. Get the kids involved and have fun organizing!
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