August 22, 2023

Don’t Wait for a National Holiday: Tips to Organize Your Garage Now

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Did you miss National Clean out Your Garage Day on September8? Don't worry! You don't have to wait another year to tackle the clutter in your garage. The Fane family felt the same way about their house in Port Moody, BC, this past winter. After a fantastic holiday with their one and a half-year-old daughter, Gwynne and Matthew realized that their growing collection of toys needed a dedicated space. Moving into a larger house was not enough; they knew it was time to organize their garage effectively.

Any Day, Any Time Tips for Organizing Your Garage:

Think Vertically:

To preserve space for its intended purpose, such as housing your car, consider moving storage items to the walls of your garage. Vertical shelving or cabinets allow you to maximize storage while closing the door on unsightly clutter. Gwynne learned the importance of closed-storage pieces to maintain a clean and organized appearance. She found that open shelves can still result in a cluttered look, while closed storage provides a neat and streamlined aesthetic.

Think Safety:

Aside from the aesthetic benefits, cleaning up the clutter in your garage is crucial for the safety of your family. Hazards such as anti-freeze on the floor can be toxic to pets, static electricity can cause propane tanks to explode, and improperly stored ladders can pose risks. Move hazardous items off the floor and explore overhead storage solutions if needed. Consider relocating items like gas barbecue grills to a shed that stands at least 10 feet away from your house during winter. By addressing safety concerns, you create a secure environment for your loved ones.

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Think Outside the Box:

Replace cardboard boxes with safe and durable containers for items you wish to keep. Paper containers are fire hazards and offer no protection against water damage. Invest in sturdy plastic bins or storage totes that can withstand the elements and keep your belongings well-protected. As for the rest of the items, it's time to declutter. Embrace a minimalist mindset and let go of unnecessary items. Consider donating or recycling items that no longer serve a purpose in your life. By letting go of excess clutter, you create more space and make organizing easier.

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Comprehensive Garage Organization Assistance:

If you need assistance in navigating through the organizing process or require a complete garage makeover, our team of professional garage organization experts at Clever Quarters is ready to help. With their expertise and experience, they can provide personalized solutions tailored to your needs and garage layout. From space planning to selecting the right storage solutions, they will guide you every step of the way to create a clutter-free and functional garage.

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Don't wait for a national holiday to organize your garage! Take action now and implement these three practical tips to declutter your garage space. Embrace vertical storage solutions, prioritize safety measures, and invest in durable containers. Transform your garage into an organized haven that reflects your needs and lifestyle. Remember, Clever Quarters is here to provide comprehensive assistance and expert advice throughout your garage organization project. Say goodbye to the clutter and enjoy the benefits of an organized and functional garage.

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