Living in a home filled with “stuff” everywhere can be frustrating and stressful. In fact, a cluttered home and garage can significantly impact your health. You might feel guilty for not taking the time to clean, but also feel bad about throwing out gifts or family mementos. Whether storage space is the problem or you’re an impulse shopper, it’s important to address the source of your garage clutter.
Fortunately, it’s simple to organize your garage using a methodical approach. After everything is in its place, you will be able to imagine living clutter free for the long term.
Clean it out
The first step to transforming your garage is to get organized in a way that works for you. There are many guides on how to do this, and you may benefit from help from a professional organizer. Remember, it’s all right if your garage does not become clutter free overnight.
Many people tackle one area at a time; others tackle several small projects at once. Because the garage is a major clutter magnet, conquering this space will significantly help you tackle other areas of your home. Sorting items into boxes for donation, storing, tossing or sharing is great, just make sure the boxes don’t become part of the mess. Possessions that aren’t used daily can go in a “wait and see” box, and if they aren’t missed after a month, out they go.
Avoid creating clutter
As you start to organize your garage, consider how the mess got there in the first place. Strive to be a more mindful buyer. If you don’t need something immediately, or if you can’t envision where you will store it, don’t purchase it. A communal box for shoes or umbrellas in the garage keeps those items out of the living room.
Keep it up
After your garage is clutter free, keep it that way. It’s much easier to maintain the cleanliness after you organize your home and can enjoy the results.
Need professional help? At Garage Innovations we offer garage organization services to help your garage become more functional. We want to ensure that you’re maximizing potential storage space. For garage de-cluttering services give us a call or click here to set up a consultation.