5 Organizational Techniques for Garage Equipment

Blue Sky ImageAs the seasons change, the way that you organize your garage may change as well. When the weather becomes warmer in the summertime, you might choose to pack away your winter gear and switch it for outdoor equipment such as bikes, sprinklers, and gardening tools. You will want to organize this equipment in your garage so you can find materials easily. There are a few key steps to take when it comes to executing organizational techniques for your garage equipment:

Before you begin, take everything out
Look at your garage when it is empty. Looking at a bare garage is like an artist staring at their blank canvas before they begin painting their masterpiece. By emptying your garage, you can decide which areas of your garage are best to designate for certain storage space. Once you have a clear idea of how you wish to set up your space, you can begin the next steps of organizing.

Make the most of the space you have
This is a particularly important step to keep in mind if you own a car or multiple cars because they may take up a good amount of space—leaving less room for other storage items. Purchasing vertical shelving units and making the most of your vertical space can go a long way when it comes time to condensing storage space in your garage.

Take time to label everything
Labeling all of your equipment is key in keeping everything in the right place and stored neatly. In the long run, it will pay off to take the time to sort each item by type and label your storage containers and shelves.

Create a designated area for each season
As stated previously, you will want to store away any equipment that you will not be using during the summer. You can store any snow shovels, salt for ice, or other winter items at the back or corners of your garage. Think about what you want your garage to be used for and the best way each area can be divided.

Conduct an annual clean out
Think about what you wish to keep, what you want to donate, and what you can throw away. When you find yourself wondering if you should throw away a particular item, ask yourself if you need it or have used it recently. If the answer to these questions is “no,” then toss it.

If you need assistance with organizing your garage, please contact our garage experts at Blue Sky Builders today. For more information and tips on techniques for sorting out your garage equipment, visit us online at www.blueskybuilders.com. You can also call us at 630-852-8485.

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