Tips for organizing your garage this fall
The garage is a great place for storage. Whether it’s protecting the car from the inclement weather or keeping all of the yard furniture and lawn accessories in order, those with a garage know how useful it can be.
But this common space only comes in handy when it’s organized. If you feel like your garage has turned into a chaotic mess, you’re not alone. Between a busy schedule and seasonal changes, there are dozens of reasons your garage may be less put together than you’d prefer.
With fall in full swing – and winter not far behind – now’s a great time to get this useful space back in order. Here are a few tips for organizing your garage this fall:
Clear out the clutter
You can’t start rearranging your valuables until you get rid of the items you don’t use anymore. The first rule of reorganizing a room is purging those items you can’t remember the last time you used. Perhaps it’s a set of lawn furniture, plant pots, Christmas decorations or the manual reel lawn mower your father swore you’d use. Remove everything from the garage and create two piles: one for all of the things you’ll keep, and another for the items you’ll donate or pass down to another family member or friend.
“An outdoor cabinet can keep all of the small garden tools in order.”
Install new storage units
Now that you have a clean slate to work with, you may want to invest in a new set of storage units. A heavy duty outdoor cabinet can keep all of the small garden tools and yard accessories in order. Place this unit against a wall so you don’t take up too much space.
Make use of your ceiling and wall space
You don’t have to invest in multiple cabinets if your wall space is bare. Your walls offer plenty of opportunity to hang your lawn grooming supplies, bikes and other outdoor tools and accessories. The ceiling can also come in handy for hanging large items you don’t want sitting on the floor of the garage.
Don’t be afraid to have fun
Just because it’s the garage, doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve some character. Once everything is in order, take advantage of the opportunity to dress this space up and have some fun. You can create an entertainment area for football season, equipped with a television, bar cart and seating area. Or, you can finally create the craft and woodworking station you’ve been dreaming of building for years. Your garage may be the optimal space for storage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with the extra space you created.
If you take a quick glance at your garage and feel an instant rush of anxiety at the thought of organizing the space by yourself, don’t fret. Just contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. With a professional’s help, you can develop a game plan for tackling the clutter and keeping it neat for months to come. A design consultant will come over for a free consultation to evaluate your space and recommend numerous storage options for optimal organization. Using his or her insight and your own ideas, you can craft the ideal blueprint for a garage that stays in order no matter the season.
Don’t let this task get away from you – fall will be over before you know it! The last thing you want to do is worry about organizing your garage in the middle of a winter storm. Get in contact with a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors today.