Garages often function as a sort of catch-all during winter months for our outdoor gear, decorations, and off-season clothes. By the time spring cleaning rolls around, they are usually in need of some deep cleaning and organizing. March is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll take care of the garage this year. Plus, taking the time to straighten out your garage before tackling other areas in the house will make you think twice about stashing items from the rest of the house in the garage later.
The organization experts here at Closet & Storage Concepts Minneapolis can help you with this project. Let’s take a look at the steps to clearing out your garage.
Start with Prep!
Before you get started, do yourself a favor by putting in a little prep work first. If you don’t know already, find out where you can take donations and hazardous materials, like old cans of paint and cleaners, so you can drop them off as soon as your done organizing.
Once you’re ready to start, pull everything out, sorting items into piles according to what you’ll keep, donate, or dispose of. A good guideline for non-seasonal items is, if you haven’t used it in six months to a year it should probably go.
Give Everything a Home
Once you’ve got everything pulled out and sorted, it’s time to put the stuff you’re keeping back into the garage. The principle here is simple, keep the seasonal items that will likely be used frequently over the next few months where you can get to them quickly while clearing as much floor space as possible.
Upgrade Your Storage
If you find yourself short on storage, we can address your needs with a variety of custom garage storage solutions including custom cabinetry, shelving, and slat boards, that can be used to create the perfect garage storage for you. Organizing your garage will give you more room for the activities you really want to accomplish year-round as well as make your life easier as you continue to tidy up the rest of your house during spring cleaning.
If you’d like more information on organization or storage options, contact your local experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Minneapolis to schedule a free, in-home consultation today.
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