Christmas is looming large, which means that it’s time to prepare for another influx of stuff. Whether it’s gifts, Christmas decorations, party equipment, or all three, Christmas can be an organisational challenge, to say the least. But luckily, there are a few things you can do to turn the tide in your favour. And for us, that always begins in the garage. For most, the garage is a repository for the unused, but not unwanted things in our lives. And as you probably found out the hard way, there can be a lot of them! So we have made a quick list of our best tips to help you organise your garage this Christmas.
1. Cluttered floor? Organise your garage with wall mounted solutions instead
When you hear ‘organise your garage’ you probably break out in a cold sweat. It’s not exactly everyone’s favourite way to spend a weekend. And when floor space is at a minimum, it can look downright impossible. So it’s time to get creative: look to the walls! Wall space is almost always abundant in garages and you can use that to your advantage. Wall mounted storage systems are usually relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Better still, you can DIY them to suit your needs. So reclaim the floor and make the most of your space, with wall mounted storage solutions.
2. Space management is all about zones: organise your garage by assigning a space for everything
Charging headfirst at a garage clean up is a good way to burn out quickly. Garages usually collect a lot of things over the years, and trying to manage them all at once is no mean feat. So why not break things into zones? If you categorise all of your belongings, and assign a space to each category, you can start big and break down the jobs bit by bit. Eventually, you will be able to sort individual items into neatly allocated spaces without any hassle. The best part: this will make it far easier for you to keep your garage organised into the future.
3. The trick to organising your garage is getting rid of things you don’t need
When you organise your garage, you can expect to come across some pretty old possessions. And of course, this means sentimental value! Sentimentality is one of the hardest things to overcome when it comes to organising your garage. Of course, we aren’t suggesting getting rid of those things that are truly special to you. Rather, we suggest working what has sentimental value and what doesn’t, then getting rid of the things that don’t. We often don’t realise it, but a lot of our stuff simply doesn’t have any use anymore. Getting rid of it will make your project far easier too!
4. Find space inside if you can – it will make it much easier to organise your garage
If experience is anything to go by, the garage is where our belongings end up when there’s no room left in the house. But if you have straightened up the house recently and found yourself with a little extra space, why not see if you can redistribute your garage’s contents? This will help restore balance and allow you to take stock of what you need and what you don’t.
5. What can you store offsite? Storage units are your number one solution!
Finally, if you need the big guns, get a self storage unit. They are inexpensive and secure, but their best quality is the freedom of space they provide. By getting your stuff out of the garage, and out of the whole house, you can regain your sense of space without getting rid of the things you love.
For all your storage needs, contact All Size Sheds today on (07) 5534 7181.