Top 5 Garage-Organizing Tips

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2233-112013-dsc0534Apart from being the place where you keep your car, a garage is also ideal for a range of other items. These items, if not well organized, may make your garage look like a jumbled hodgepodge leaving no room for your car. The tips listed below can help you organize, maintain your garage, do away with the chaos and spare enough room for your car. Read on!

· Sort everything into categories. For example, devote a specific area to all hand tools, nails, screws and other hardware. Roller, tape and paint brushes need to be kept together with the paints and drop clothes. Fertilizers, seeds, and gardening gloves placed near hoes, rakes and small trowels…and so on.

· There are only three storage options in a garage. You can store either with shelving units, or on hooks, or in bins. Hooks work well with larger items such as rakes. Medium-sized items such as power tools and paint cans should be arranged on shelves while smaller ones such as toys and gardening gloves placed in the appropriate bins, or boxes.

· Create labels on bins containing smaller items of the same category. This will save you from rooting through one box to another searching for an item. You can use a clear packing tape that covers the whole sheet of paper to make the label stay strong. However, you don’t have to label large, obvious items such as bicycles and lawn mower.

· Make use of the ceiling and vertical spaces. This will create enough room on the floor for your car to fit in comfortably without having to run over – or into – things when pulling the car in.

· Clear out all the clutter. Decide on what you want to keep in the garage, what to throw away, and what to toss or donate. Get rid of as much items as possible that you feel you really won’t miss. Hazardous wastes and paint should be disposed of safely.

If you need help cleaning and organizing your garage or anywhere else in the home, The Maids of Cape Cod in Massachusetts can help, whether you need whole house cleaning services, emergency cleanups, or one-room housekeeping. 

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