By James Webster
November 7, 2016
Now is the time to give your garage the makeover it so desperately needs. IF you can barely walk through your garage without tripping over various items then you know you need to enlist in the help of a self-storage unit at Peninsula Storage in Mountain View. While we help you in storing the items you just don’t have the room for you can be well on your way to organizing your garage with the tips below.
Gut it out and Start Over
The best way to clean and organize a garage is to empty it out completely and start over. Leave nothing untouched. Empty out all the cabinets, drawers, and shelving you have. Doing this will help you start the organization process as well as giving you the ability to thoroughly clean the garage. Wipe down all the flat surfaces and make sure your garage floor is swept properly.
Sort and Purge your Belongings
Now that you have everything pulled out of your garage you can create 4 separate piles of what to keep, store, toss, or donate. Stick to your goals and get rid of anything you don’t absolutely need or haven’t used in the past few years. Placing seasonal items or items you just don’t have the room for in a self-storage unit at Peninsula Storage in Mountain View can give you the extra space you have been looking for in your garage.
Get it Off the Floor
After sorting your items and deciding what it is you are going to keep, you can now start placing it back into your garage. Your goal should be to find a place to store all of your belongings off of the floor and up onto walls, shelving, or in cupboards. This will keep your garage organized and free from trip hazards. Add shelving, peg boards, and any other useful storage to give all of your belongings an organized place to reside.
Create Different Zones
Garages hold a variety of items so it can be confusing when you are searching for one thing in particular. Creating zones in your garage for each category of items can help you when it comes to finding that particular item later. Keeping your items as visible as possible will help as well. Hanging tools on peg boards on labeling drawers are sure to make your life easier later on.
After taking the time to clean out and organize your garage you will want to ensure its cleanliness in the months to follow, especially during the winter. Creating a cleaning system after using something in your garage. Make sure everything has its own place so it’s easier to put that particular item away.