With spring right around the corner, it is a perfect time to get a head start on that spring cleaning. The garage is a great place to start as it is often used to store a variety of items you will use throughout the upcoming season. Having the garage organized will make everything else you do this spring that much easier. Here are a few tips to help tackle what could be a big project.
Do Some Planning
Before you start moving things around, take some time to make a plan. Once you have a plan in place create three categories – keep, donate, and toss – and label accordingly.
Now Get Sorting!
Move through your garage and decide which items you will keep, donate or toss and place in the zones you created. Once you've finished sorting, get the toss items into the garbage and the donate items into your car so they don't sit around.
Create a Proper Storage System
Now that you have sorted through your belongings, it's time to create a storage system. Utilize vertical space with Sterilite's 5 Shelf Unit
– this will get your belongings off the floor and will give you more space for your vehicles! To keep your shelves organized, try Sterilite's 25 Quart
and 50 Quart ShelfTotes
which are designed to fit perfectly on the 5 Shelf Unit. These durable totes offer comfortable, secure latches, and the clear bases make it easy to see what's inside at a glance. Another great option to use the vertical space is Sterilite's 4 Shelf Cabinet
featuring opaque doors to conceal the contents for a more organized appearance. These items coordinate to create a clean, streamlined system in your space.
As you went through the garage, you may have come across smaller items that do not have a proper home. Creating a "junk" drawer with Sterilite's 5 Drawer Tower
will help contain these miscellaneous items. The Tower features two shallow drawers – perfect for storing small items – and three deep drawers for larger odds and ends. Sterilite's 40 Gallon Wheeled Industrial Tote
is perfect for storing bigger items like larger tools or sporting gear. The Wheeled Tote also offers a portable solution for wheeling your sporting gear to the backyard or to your car.
Stay With It!
With these tips in mind, organizing the garage can be a lot simpler. Put the most frequently used gear in a convenient spot for easy access, and make sure to maintain the garage after all this hard work. Keep up the momentum and you will be finished in no time. If you finish and there is still snow on the ground, reward yourself with a nice hot chocolate while admiring your newly organized garage.