It’s officially fall in Texas! With that comes football and the hope that one day the air really will feel cooler! It’s also the perfect time to tackle your garage! Having an organized garage can be life changing for a busy family. Getting your garage in order is easy, especially when you use our pro tips! Keep reading to find out our top 3 secret tips to successfully organize your garage!
Secret tip 1 – COMMIT TO THE PROJECT.
Oftentimes the most challenging part of any home project is finding the time to do it. Right off the bat, we want you to commit to the project by scheduling the time to do it. Get out your work and family calendars and mark the time as an appointment. You'll want to include specific time for it and we recommend allowing for double the time you think it will take to do it. This small but important act is setting you up for success before you even begin!
Secret tip 2 – USE HIDDEN STORAGE AREAS. Your garage likely has storage areas you haven't realized are available. Try looking at your garage through new eyes and search for hidden areas where you can store things that you haven't used before.
Think about your wall's vertical space. It may be able to hold bikes, scooters, yard equipment or shelving units. Also consider your ceiling, especially if you have high ceilings. One of our favorite places to store holiday decorations and seldom used travel items are on heavy duty storage racks above a garage door. Don't be afraid to go custom either! For those hard to store items, custom is often the best way to go and can be less expensive than you think! Secret tip 3 – STORE RECREATION ITEMS SEPARATE FROM UTILITARIAN.
For the garage, we recommend storing adult utilitarian items separately from kid recreational items. Keeping adult functional items such as tools, chemicals and paint separate from the kids recreational items keeps everyone safe. We typically store chemicals and sharp tools on a high shelf when possible. Anything that may be harmful to a child goes in a different area than their play toys. Kids recreational items such as bikes, scooters and sports equipment are stored lower at their level with easy access to retrieve and put away when finished playing for the day.
Okay, we admit these tips may not be top secret but they will be life changing once implemented! Our goal at Getting it Done Organizing is to help you have a home that you love. That may be accomplished by us giving you tips like these for you to do yourself or providing your family with a full home organization service. If you are stuck with an organizing dilemma at your home, contact us today to see how we can help you reach your goals!
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