Getting ready to give the garage a makeover? Here are some tips for creating space.
More than 50% of Americans canít park their car in their garage. Ironically, 74% of homeowners surveyed by the Wall Street Journal said parking was the most important function of their garage. And if youíre wondering what the disconnect is, a study from the National Association of Professional Organizers found that 50% of homeowners named the garage as their homeís most disorganized area. Weíre all guilty of it!
So whatís a simple solution? A thorough spring cleaning can help to declutter your garage, which often becomes a dumping ground for junk. While this may seem simple, itís actually a big task. So, whatís the best way to use your time to declutter? Follow these simple tips.
Categorize items. Itís important to have a clear plan of what you want to accomplish. Start by creating a checklist of all the items in your garage and then on paper, categorize like items. This will help you visualize the amount of stuff that you have and what youíll want to get rid of.
Ask for help. Clearing out the garage is a big task and itís okay to ask for help. Assign tasks to family members, and consider hiring a junk removal company to help you remove the items that you donít need. Services like †Junkmasterz†Junk Removal can be scheduled over the phone or online to stop by your home and pickup all the items that you no longer want or need for a nominal price.
Create an organization system. Consider upgrading your garageís functionality. Storage solutions like garage cabinetry, slatwalls, and specialty storage racks are great ways to make space and take full advantage of underutilized wall and vertical space. This keeps your garage organized and your floor space open – so get ready to park your cars in your garage!