When your garage is full of pool noodles, life jackets, tubes and wakeboards, it can be overwhelming to think about cleaning and organizing the space. According to Organized by Ginger, “Organization is the key to really getting the most that you can out of your space, your time, your life. Getting organized is about living in a way that helps create your best possible life – happy, stress-free, creative, motivated and enriching.”
Garage organization in Las Vegas has increasingly become popular since the outbreak of COVID-19. Let’s get started on your garage organization project with these easy steps!
Get Everything Out
The first thing you will want to do is remove all of your items from your garage. Take things off the shelves and out of their boxes. Getting everything out of the garage will make it much easier for you to see the space you are working with. When all of your shelves are cleared and your belongings are out of their boxes, you will be ready to start organizing your items.
Separate your items in the garage into categories that will make it easy for you to know where all of your items are. Makes sense, right? Consider the following categorize:
- Lawn and Garden
Your categories may differentiate based on your (and your families’) interests and hobbies. Separating your items into different categories will help you get the most out of your space and time.
Sell, Donate, Dump
Deciding what to keep and what needs to go can be a difficult task. Especially for items that hold sentimental value. A rule of thumb I love to use is: if you haven’t used it in the last year, it is probably time to get rid of it.
Neat Method perfectly explained the concept of selling, donating, or throwing away your items, “Put on the Frozen track if you have to! It’s important to let the item go if – it no longer works for your lifestyle, it’s simply unnecessary, it doesn’t fit, you don’t love it, etc. Believe us – the space and the peace of mind is worth MUCH more than the item.”
Once your items are separated into specific categories and all the “junk” has either been sold, donated or tossed out, you can start cleaning and organizing.
That’s right. Clean. Everything. Now that your garage is cleared out and your belongings are categorized, it is probably time to dust off those shelves you haven’t touched since you moved in. Go from top to bottom when cleaning the garage.
Start with dusting the top of cabinets and shelves, wipe down walls with a wet cloth to remove any stains, and then sweep and mop the floor. After the garage is clean, you can start organizing.
Organize the garage by placing the categories you made in different zones. Whether you store your gardening supplies on the garage shelves or in the garage cabinets is entirely up to you. Every category needs a place in the garage and you can always rearrange if you don’t like the order of things.
Maximize Storage Space
Garage shelves in Las Vegas homes are a great way to maximize your garage storage space. With everything up on the walls, you can maximize the vertical space in your garage. If you decide to purchase garage shelves, look for sturdy shelves that won’t bow over time. A durable garage shelving system is well worth the investment and will provide plenty of space to store your car in the garage!