How To Organize Your Garage Once And For All
Thursday, 15 March 2012
1.Keep everything in zones to make it easy to maintain an organised garage. At the end of my garage, I have a large blue bucket that holds potting soil and lawn fertiliser. In this bucket, I found some gloves that had been stashed there. Just the other day I was asked, “What happened to my gloves”? What had happened is that they weren’t put back in their zone. On the other side of the garage, there is a basket for gloves.
2.Along one wall there are nails that hold the hanging gardening tools. Happily, I can say these were hanging where they belonged. By designating one area for gardening tools it is easier to put them back after using them and this saves time. It also saves money because when they are hung up it makes it impossible to run over them with the car damaging both the tool and possibly the car.
3.We have metal shelves with several plastic boxes on them. One of the boxes holds oil and funnels for the snow blower and cars. Another container has several wire brushes. A larger container holds cans of spray paint and at the other end (separated by a piece of cardboard that fits snugly in the box) are the cleaning supplies for the car. These could be separated into their own containers but I had this size so I am using it. As long it works why not use it?
4.Larger tools like the snow blower and lawn mower sit nicely along the wall. All I needed to do was switch them around. The lawn mower came out to the front and the snow blower is tucked away in the back along with the artificial Christmas tree we have on the porch during the holiday.
5.I checked the drawers that hold the caulking, grass seed, twine, trowels and other types of gardening sundries and tools. I had a bit of tweaking to do. Even though the drawers are labelled somehow things had migrated for a visitor to take a vacation and weren’t in their assigned drawers. They are now back in their homes.
6.Sporting equipment is kept in large bins and things that can be hung up are hung on the wall. The winter equipment is stored away and the summer equipment is front and centre.
7.With everything back in their places and the garage organised it is a good time to sweep the floor to give it that final touch to make it look nice and tidy.
Getting rid of clutter consisted mainly of getting rid of boxes I had saved. They weren’t used during the winter so they were broken down and recycled. Everything else needed to be replaced in their zones.
When the weather is warm then it is time to organise the garage and get rid of clutter so you can park your car in the garage to protect it and you from the cold and the sun.