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With warmer weather on the horizon, many homeowners are ready to spend more time outside. Between yard work and outdoor projects, to the simplicity of relaxing or gathering with close family members and friends, there are plenty of reasons to get excited for the snow to subside once and for all (until next winter, of course.)

Better weather also means visiting your garage and shed for the first time in months, and unfortunately, that could be a stressful event. Many use the garage as a place for storage, but it often tends to turn into a space for cramming and housing items until the cold weather goes away, since many homeowners use these spaces to store seasonal items until warmer weather returns.

Keeping these outdoor storage spaces neat and organized on a regular basis can make it much easier to reopen your backyard for the new season. With the right routine maintenance plan, organizational setup and functional furniture and features, you can make the space more streamlined and set yourself up for success in the future.

Here are a few tips and tricks for reorganizing these outdoor storage spaces and keeping them in line throughout the year:

1. Clear everything out and start from scratch

If your main problem is constantly navigating through too much clutter, your first step to reorganizing your space is removing everything from the garage or shed and going through each item, piece-by-piece, to decide if it stays or goes. If you find that your garage is full of junk that you haven’t touched in years, consider donating it or getting rid of it altogether. With fewer things to put back in storage, you’ll have more space to roam or utilize for something you’ve wanted to do for years.

A clear space can help you visualize how you want your new garage to stay tidyA clear space can help you visualize how you want your new garage to stay tidy.

2. Create a strong foundation for organization by utilizing wall space

Once your garage or shed is empty, you can get a better idea of how much area you have to work with and how many storage spaces and features you need for your tools, equipment and other accessories. Options like wall shelving, cabinets, hooks and other hangings devices allow you to take advantage of the vertical space in your garage and keep the floor neat and user-friendly.

Hooks are an easy way to make use out of wallspace.Hooks are an easy way to make use out of the free space on your wall.

3. Keep your end goal in mind throughout the process

Besides staying more organized, what’s your end goal in clearing out our garage or shed? Do you want space to park your car? Are you interested in creating a craft corner or using a workbench? The type of organizational measures and storage options you’ll choose should be based on how you plan to use your space once it’s in better shape.

4. Call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors for assistance

The last thing you want to do is take on this task on your own. Even if you’re including your spouse in on the reorganization project, professional guidance can be helpful in deciding what type of storage systems would work best in your new and improved outdoor space. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about making important moves on your own — a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors can assist and get your garage or shed in top shape just in time for spring.

He or she can come to your home or give you a call to provide a free consultation. During the conversation, the design consultant will take some time to get to know you; understanding you and your family’s wants and needs when it comes to the garage, as well as your personal style preferences, are essential elements to completing the project. After discussing ideas on both ends of the conversation, your decorator will devise a plan to turn your garage or shed into a storage space that doesn’t give you a headache every time you walk inside.

With spring and warmer weather right around the corner, now’s the perfect opportunity to start thinking about ways you can reorganize your living spaces. Contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors today to start your next home project.