Your garage – it’s a safe haven for all those things you might use one day, or a place so full of random junk that your car has been forced to take up permanent residence outside.
It’s not a job you want to do, but restoring your garage to an organised, clean and happy space once more will make life so much easier. To help, we have put together some easy tips for getting to grips with the contents of your garage.
1. Invest in some clear plastic boxes
Are you fretting about where you put your old cassette tapes? Such dilemmas will disappear if you invest in some waterproof, strong and clear boxes. By using clear storage boxes, you’ll be able to find what you need with greater ease.
2. Keep, toss and sell
Approaching a mountain of eclectic items can be a daunting task. Therefore, it’s best to make three separate piles: keep, toss and sell. Put the items you want to keep in piles in the garage, those you want to sell on the driveway, and those that are to be tossed straight in the bin.
A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used something in the last year, then it should be tossed or sold. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule when it comes to personal items that are full of memories.
3. Inject some life
After sorting out the items in your garage, why not clean the space and brighten it up with a lick of paint? Paint should be water resistant to ensure the space is protected against mildew or mould. You could even paint the floor – an excellent way to cover up any oil spills. Find out more about how to paint your garage floor here: https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-apply-garage-floor-paint-1398243.
4. Getting organised
After you finish painting, place any items you wish to keep in your new clear, plastic storage boxes. To avoid having boxes strewn across the floor, and to free up space for your car, why not invest in some garage shelving such as that found at where can I buy cheap garages shelving?
And there you have it: simple tips that will transform your garage and keep it organised. And you might even be able to move your car back in and off the driveway.