by NAPO Blog
79% of homeowners desire more garage storage space, according to the Woodworking Network. From gardening tools, to the kid’s toys to storing holiday decorations, homeowners are struggling to store everything due to the lack of garage storage space. Support your clients storage goals by supplying them with these six easy steps to garage perfection from the experts, Organized Living.
1. Start with a clean slate.
Take everything out of the garage and decide what will stay and what will go. Grab some bins to collect everything that doesn’t belong in the garage, and find its proper home. This will allow you to utilize the space in the garage more productively.
Old cleats? Rusty gardening tools? Pitch, sell, or donate. As you go through items good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in a year, get rid of it! By minimizing what is actually stored in the garage, it will be easier to create a decluttered, serene space.
3. Create a storage plan.
After you’ve cleared out the garage and purged, it’s time to create a storage game plan. Divide the garage into zones: sports, gardening, camping, etc., and categorize the items. Find a place for miscellaneous items that you plan on keeping in your garage. Rather than allowing items to pile in the corner, include them in your storage plan.
4. Think vertically with freedomRail Garage.
Maximize vertical wall space with the adjustable freedomRail Garage system. When designing,think about convenience and frequency of use. If you are using an item more often, keep it at eye level instead of high up. Keep light items high up and heavy items down low to avoid potential injury while accessing tools. Make sure to leave 24” of clear walkway space around vehicles.
5. Create a dropzone.
Stop the clutter before it enters your home by providing a place for your shoes and coats. Creating a handy place to hang your coats and bags when walking in the door can ease the transition between the home and the rest of your day.
As the seasons change, so do your priorities. Continue to reorganize the garage every season to ensure your predominant needs are met. Plus it stops the mess from getting out of hand!
An organized garage will add function and ease to your client’s daily routine. Providing them with these 6 simple steps will allow your clients to have a more functional garage space that they can finally be proud of and use!
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