Isn’t it the dream to have the garage door open at the end of a hectic day to reveal a neatly organized space that gives off a sense of calm and order? If your garage is like many others that we’ve seen, chances are your garage could do with a bit of organization. Here are some tips for organizing your garage this year.
Garage Organization Tips for 2020
With many of us spending more time at home with our families as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re looking for projects to do around the house. Escape to the garage and give it a makeover with a bit of organization. We’re big fans of upcycling and recycling here at WeCallItJunkin so many of these suggestions can be done simply using things that are lying around the house.
When it comes to organizing you want to look at why your space is unorganized in the first place. Many times, it is the result of different types of storage solutions, boxes, and cans that simply don’t work together. Oftentimes, these boxes are bigger than they need to be for what is inside. To make your space more organized, don’t be afraid to take things out of their boxes and put them into an organized system.
Paint cans are a common culprit of garage clutter. The entire can of paint isn’t used, yet it’s large can continues to sit in your garage taking up space. If you have several different cans of paint, this adds up fast. Get a set of glass jars and put the remaining paint in them. This will help you see the color of the paint and save you space. Add a label with specific paint details in case you need to get more. Also, make sure your garage stays between 60-80F. If your garage doesn’t stay in this range, it’s best to move your paints indoors. If you simply want to get rid of your extra paint, hire a junk removal company to properly dispose of it for you.
Rather than keep large boxes of small parts like nails, screws, nuts, and bolts use small plastic food containers to store them. When using round containers you can easily use a zip strip or u-bolt to hang them to a pegboard for easy access. These containers can easily be labeled and color-coded to quickly find what you are looking for.
Your garage doesn’t need a fancy shelving unit to be organized. If you have any unused bookshelves or shelving inside your home simply move it to the garage. If you’re worried about uniformity, feel free to paint them the same color. Using shelves helps keep things off the floor and keeps your space looking neat and tidy. Make your garage look even more organized by using boxes or buckets to contain items on the shelves.
Spools can be cumbersome to store and you often have to take them out completely in order to use the tape or wire. Instead, consider different spool storage options. One easy option is to use a coat hanger that also has a hanger for pants. Then, simply hang your spools on the rod for the pants. Another option is to use a paper towel stand to stack your spools. However, a hanging spool organizer does allow for easier access.
Get Rid of the Junk By Throwing It In Your Rented Dumpster
Once you have your space organized, you’re likely to find yourself with a pile of stuff to get rid of. Rather than dealing with the headache of taking it to the dump yourself, simply call a professional. Junk removal and trash removal companies will come and pick up the stuff for you and get rid of it properly. Another big alternative is you could simply rent a dumpster yourself and get your family and friends to help move the junk. We’ve partnered with a company to get you the best results if you’re in Buffalo. This includes old paint, batteries, etc. Once your junk is gone you can simply enjoy your organized garage.