Day 11 of 30 Days & 30 Ways to Give Your Home Some Love – How to Keep Your Garage in Tip-Top Shape with Tailored Living
By My Home Improvement staffer: Wyndi Kappes
The chaos of everyday life can turn your garage into a storage place for everything but your car! This summer, bring order to your catchall space with this four-step system from the organization experts at Tailored Living.
1.) Declutter: Start your garage re-do by going through what you have and throwing out unused or broken items. When sorting, organize your boxes with these labels: keep, garage sale, donate or discard. A great rule of thumb is, if you haven’t used it in the past year, odds are you won’t in the coming one.
2.) Clean: Wipe down walls and ceilings and brush away cobwebs and grime. Then move to horizontal surfaces such as cabinets and tables. Pay special attention to smaller areas where dust collects. Some of these hard-to-reach spaces surround the water heater and electrical panels.
|Garage Space by Tailored Living|
3.) Organize: Take the articles left in your boxes marked “keep” and put like items together. Create a designated area for them. Set up spaces for tools, sports equipment, gardening materials, and whatever else you may keep in your garage area.
Have a large family that participates in lots of activities? Make a landing area for backpacks, gym bags, and go-to sports equipment by the door. Having a small garage mudroom means you’ll know exactly where those cleats are for soccer practice.
4.) Take Advantage of Space: Once you have found an organization system that works for you, remember to utilize as much space as you can, including vertical and horizontal space. The experts at Tailored Living can craft unique garage solutions to meet your needs. Consider installing special adjustable shelving, overhead storage, and wall-hanging systems. When everything has a place, your garage is less likely to quickly become cluttered.
To speak with someone about your garage options, contact Tailored Living at 866.641.8958 or visit TailoredLiving.com.