The garage tends to be overlooked in many homes as a functional and organized storage space. Many homeowners use the garage as a place to store unsightly items and often this space is underutilized and disorganized. With a few organizational tips, your garage can become a functional, organized space that is clean and free from clutter. See below for some tips to maximize your garage space:
Clean: Your first step is to take everything out of your garage. Be sure to give it a good clean. Begin by sweeping and then hosing the floor down as dust tends to settle. If necessary, paint the garage floor to freshen the look.
De-clutter: As always, it is essential to get rid of unnecessary junk or items that no longer work. Be sure that all electronics and extension cords actually work before putting them back in the garage.
Cords: Bundles of extension cords can be an eyesore and frustrating if they are all tangled. Consider a cord caddy or even hooks on the walls to keep these organized.
Shelving: Shelving can allow you to maximize your space and keep items organized. Use the shelving to store such items as car cleaning products, tools and seasonal items.
Totes: Use totes, Rubbermaid bins and other storage containers to house smaller items. Be sure to have a theme for each tote and label the bins correctly so that it you can easily access whatever item you need.
Cabinets: Adding cabinets can provide space for you to house unsightly items such as paint cans, gardening tools and cleaning supplies.
Hooks: Adding hooks along the walls of the garage gives you space to hang cords, tools and equipment, allowing you to maximize your floor space.
Maintenance: Be sure to regularly clean and maintain your garage. Throw away unnecessary items every season. Sweep and hose down regularly to keep your space in its best possible condition.
A clean and organized garage allows you to maximize the potential storage space in your home. This space should not be overlooked. Potential buyers will be impressed by the functionality of your space if you are considering selling.
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