With so many of us relocating recently, there is a good chance you are in a new spot! If your new place includes a garage, there are two primary ways you can use that space.
The two choices are either as a random dumping ground for all your stuff you don’t know where to put otherwise or intentionally. For those choosing the first option, there’s no need to finish this article.
However, for those who would prefer a plan when it comes to organizing your garage, there are some tips to keep in mind.
Leave Behind What You No Longer Need
First of all, making the most of your new garage begins before you even leave the old place. Relocating is a great opportunity for purging possessions you no longer use. Between donating stuff others can use and tossing the rest, make sure you only bring want you know you still need.
This first step helps you start with a fresh garage. Secondly, don’t wait to unpack. If you procrastinate on opening boxes in the new home, chances are good they will just end up stacked on top of each other in the garage.
Get Creative and Specific with Storage Supplies
Next, it is finally time to focus on the garage itself. Home improvement stores carry a wide array of storage options you can build or mount in a fresh garage.
From shelves that hang from the ceiling to sliding racks attached to the walls, you have the ability to get as specific as you’d like with adding organizational options. Pegboard is always a great generic choice, but it can quickly become cluttered if you are not intentional to keep it well organized.
Categorizing your belongings and determining placement ahead of time will save you a lot of trouble later. Experts recommend storing items according to how often you use them.
Tools or decorations you use least will go higher and deeper. Keeping regularly used items near the front of shelves—as well between eye and waist level—so they are easily accessible saves you the inconvenience of climbing or scrounging through piles later.
For more tips on making the most of your new garage and getting your possessions there in the best condition, call All Points Moving & Storage at 866-421-9490 or use our online contact form to request more information today!