“I can’t wait to use this pasta maker when I get home!” And there it sits, in your garage, unboxed and awaiting its opportunity to be the star of your family’s Spaghetti Night. Situations like this are inevitable if you’re a homeowner. What was once meant to be a season-long solution turns into 365-day storage, and before you know it, the unboxed, impractical appliances start piling up and limiting space for your vehicles. Let’s remedy that!
Although winter cleaning is all the rage, Autumn is really the perfect season to clean out your cluttered garage and get organized. Here are a few tips to help kick your garage-cleaning project off the ground this fall, so your cars can have a roof over their heads hoods, too.
Analyze & make a plan (then stick to it)
Setting out to clean your garage is no different than setting and abiding by your monthly budget. Sure there is some leniency here and there, but your ultimate goal should remain unchanged throughout the clean-up process.
To get your garage car-ready, it’s best to analyze your level of disorganization first. Do you simply need more storage and a wicked sweeping, or are you hoarder-level disorganized? This will help you determine what needs to be done, as well as if your task can be completed in an afternoon or weekend.
Once you’ve set aside time-based on your estimates, start a system. A basic garage cleaning system might entail three lists and their respective driveway piles: Keep, Toss, and Donate. Park your cars on the street, grab a few large trash bags, and get to work. Continue Reading →