If there is one room in the house that is designed to handle all types of clutter, it is the garage. For most people when they think of “out of sight, out of mind”, they know the garage is not going to be a problem. Considering that the vast majority of us spend very little time in the garage, it is quite easy to become disorganized and cluttered. If you think about it, the garage becomes cluttered because many people in use them as a place to store their clutter to keep the rest of the house clean! If you’re tired of not being able to find anything in your garage, the five tips are going to help you have a much more organized garage. Biohazard Cleanup USA is the leading junk removal company in the nation. We are here to take care of you when you are in need of our junk removal services.
Heavy Duty Shelving
Many of us have some form of shelving throughout the garage, however, it typically is not enough. The vast majority of things that need to be stored in the garage are large bulky items which typical shelving cannot hold up. Heavy duty shelving allows you to take more advantage of the vertical space of the garage, as well as getting bulky objects off the ground. Thankfully, this type of shelving is rather inexpensive, and it can be found at the most home improvement in retail stores, and it is very easy to build, one simply needs a basic screwdriver.
Overhead Storage Units
If you are looking for a way to take full advantage of vertical space, you need something a little taller than shelving. This is where you are going to find overhead storage units a miraculous invention. These racks, which are usually made of a sturdy metal, will hang down from the ceiling and allow you to fully utilize the top 2 to 3 feet of your garage. If you’re looking for one of the best ways to organize the garage quickly, overhead storage units are the best way. To make things even more organized, use them in conjunction with plastic totes. However, there are a few things to understand with youth and overhead storage units that you need to be aware of. Mainly, keep your ceiling height in mind or you will be hitting your head on these overhead racks every time you walk in the garage.
Keeping A Six Month Rule
Hopefully, using these two techniques have helped get your garage slightly more organized, however, there is still clutter. It is at this point, you are going to need to decide what you actually need and what needs to be trashed. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through the “six-month rule”, this rule basically states if you have not used an item in the past six months, you more than likely or never going to use it again, so go ahead and donate it.
If All Else Fails, Storage Units To The Rescue!
By this point, you have organized your entire garage and thrown out everything that you possibly can, however, you still have too much. If you cannot throw it out or donate it, your last option is to rent a storage unit. You do not want to bring all of this clutter into the house, to the best option to move it away from the house into a self-storage unit. Keep in mind that you are going to have to pay a monthly fee for a storage unit, to ensure that it is things you absolutely need. Although, storage units are rather inexpensive and you can typically find pretty good specials throughout the year.
Think Of Decluttering Your garage Like A New Diet
Have you ever went on a diet and were amazed at how fast you’re able to lose pounds, but hated how fast those pounds came back? The same holds true when you declutter a garage, you have to continuously watch what you put in your garage or it is going to be in the same shape again. The number one way to keep clutter out of your garage is by changing your lifestyle. When you change your behaviors and reduce the number of things you purchase, you’ll be able to keep your garage clutter free. If you find that this process is too difficult, you may want to consider simply hiring a junk removal service.