Getting ready to give the garage a makeover? Here are some tips for creating space.
More than 50% of Americans can’t 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 you’re wondering what the disconnect is, a study from the National Association of Professional Organizers found that 50% of homeowners named the garage as their home’s most disorganized area. We’re all guilty of it!
So what’s 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, it’s actually a big task. So, what’s the best way to use your time to declutter? Follow these simple tips.
Categorize items. It’s 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 you’ll want to get rid of.
Ask for help. Clearing out the garage is a big task and it’s 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 don’t 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 garage’s 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!