Is your garage floor still covered with the past summer’s pool toys, flip flops, garden tools and bicycles? Are you parking your car outside while the clutter builds up inside, where your car is supposed to be? You’re not alone. Follow these helpful tips to get your gear organized and your car inside before the arrival of the wet, snowy weather.
There’s a lot of unused storage space in your garage – but it’s not on the floor. Take advantage of the walls and ceiling to get your garage organized. Bikes and garden tools can easily be hung from sturdy hooks anchored to the walls or the ceiling. A peg board or lattice screwed to the walls can provide an easily accessible home for hand tools that you use often. If your garage has exposed joists, attach wire closet shelving to the joists to create overhead storage cubbies.
Small items that you won’t need for the winter (balls, sports gear, gardening supplies, etc.) can be put into clear plastic storage bins and put on shelves or stacked in a corner. Using clear bins means that there’s no need for labeling because you can see what you’ve stored away!
While you’re organizing everything that’s in your garage, it’s a good time to evaluate each item you come across. Do you really need to keep saving that broken shovel handle? Or how about the bike your daughter has outgrown? And how much space do you want to devote to a towering stack of empty plastic plant containers? Lighten the load and make your organizing task easier: whether you toss it, recycle it, yard sale it or give it away, get rid of the items you just don’t need anymore.
Before taking on a project like cleaning out or improving your garage it’s important to make sure you have all of the right tools and equipment. For all things home improvement be sure to check out these stores, Schroeder’s Enterprises, Senger Lumber and Theisen Lumber and Millwork. These amazing stores have all the supplies one will need in order to take on any home improvement task in Wisconsin, they will happily guide you and also offer plenty of service if you’re not into doing it yourself.