The garage is where you tend to throw in just about everything. From the things you will never use again, to even things you will look for hours turning your whole garage upside down, this area is just about a black hole attracting just about any object you have ever bought in mysterious ways. The thing is, due to that very reason, the garage will also usually hail the title of the ‘very rarely cleaned’ space of the home – or maybe, in some people’s cases, the space which is not cleaned at all. However, a dirty garage can spell all kinds of trouble as you know, and the truth is, with a few articles of cheap furniture, you can make sure you will see the floor of your garage once more.
• Remove the trash – to start with, the first thing you ought to do is take out everything in your garage. You will see that the better half of what you’ve been storing is actually garbage and trash – make sure to properly dispose of these.
• Sort out everything – moving on, once you’ve finished removing the trash and separating from it all the other objects and items that still are (or at least seem, should we say?) useful to you, start sorting the remaining objects. You can sort them based on what they are (tools separately, cleaning liquids separately, etc.) or you can sort them based on what you use more often and what you use less often: the choice is yours, but make sure to sort the objects in a meaningful way (i.e. avoid the haphazard storage method you’ve been using until now).
• Store it all again – with everything successfully sorted out, your next step is store everything again in your storage, in an orderly manner. Now to do this, it’s time to upgrade your garage if you have never done it before. Rather than storing everything on the floor, you can and should make use of the walls and the ceiling of your garage. To this end, you can set up overhead garage storages and have garage shelving to take up your vertical wall space. Once you’ve set up your garage, start storing in all the objects you’ve sorted out at the start.
• Set up a workspace – by this point, you’ve already finished sorting out your garage, and it should definitely look much better than how it was before. You will also notice that you’re left with much more floor space than before (you might be a bit low on wall and ceiling space though). If you tend to do a lot of DIY jobs, this might be a good chance to consider building up a workspace in your garage using that freed up space (remember that this last point is additional though!)