Summer has finally arrived, and what better time to clean up and declutter your garage? The garage is often treated as a kind of ‘junk drawer’ of the house. Everything from tools to old paint, to holiday decorations, can be found piled high.
Sound familiar? If so, then it’s time to stop using the garage as a catch-all storage space, and let Alluster take care of that for you.
We’ve polled the Butlers to share 4 simple ways to clear all the clutter from your garage.
Start with the big stuff.
Looking into an overcrowded and cluttered garage can feel very daunting, that’s why it’s best to start with those big items that are taking up the most space. Move items like bicycles, sporting equipment, and lawnmowers out of the way. Once you’ve sorted through the big stuff, you can start tackling your smaller items.
Group like with like.
Try your best to group items together, remember it doesn’t have to be perfectly labeled and sorted to be organized. For example, if you have six half-used paint cans sitting on the floor, group them together on a shelf. You want to be able to find what you’re looking for as quickly as possible, so if all the tools are in the same place it won’t be difficult to find that pair of pliers in the future.
Install pegboards and shelving.
Pegboards and shelving will become your new best friends. They allow you to maximize your space by getting things off the floor and on to the wall. Pegboards are perfect for hanging all your tools and will make them easily visible so you can find them quickly. Install some heavy duty shelving that can hold a lot of weight, so you can get some of those rarely used items out of the way.
The garage is the best place to create and use vertical space. Larger items that aren’t used on a regular basis, such as camping supplies and holiday decorations, can be stored up high — or even hung from the ceiling. Leave easy to access storage space from items you use more often, like sports gear or cleaning supplies.