Here’s The Secret to Having a Clean and Organized Garage This Summer
While your garage becomes a place to find some respite from the cold as you shovel your driveway, spread salt and snow-blow the sidewalk as well as store your skis and sleds, spring and summer bring different uses for the space.
It’s the spot you hold garage sales, where your kids host lemonade stands and where you store your bikes, house outdoor furniture and keep pool and beach gear. It’s also where you might keep your lawnmower, gardening gear and car accessories. And if you’re organized, maybe you can even fit the car in there. Yes, your garage serves many purposes throughout the year, but it can really shine during the summer months. But not if there are piles of stuff everywhere and your garage is dusty and dirty.
How to ensure your garage stays neat and tidy all summer long
Find a spot for everything—yes we mean everything
We mentioned your garage likely holds a very wide range of things—from snow removal gear to beach toys and gardening equipment. The best way to keep your garage organized enough that you can always find what you’re looking for is to find a storage spot for everything. Sounds like a tall task, but it’s possible with the right kind of storage.
Turn to a custom garage solution like a storeWALL organization system with plenty of baskets, hooks and bins to help you securely store your sports equipment, lawn care equipment, car accessories and even your bike.
Custom cabinets with sliding doors will help you store patio furniture cushions and cleaning supplies you’ve bought in bulk. And a custom workbench provides just enough space to hold tools, build and repair.
Storing the same types of things near each other seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but it’s difficult to do if you don’t have the right type of storage. Invest in custom storage that will allow you to keep all of your gardening supplies in one place, and all of your beach toys together. It’ll make it easier for every member of your family to find the anything, whether they’re searching for the extra shovel or the baseball mitts. And it’ll make it easier for everyone to put their things away when they’re done using them, too.
Store like items together
Raise everything off the floor
Key to maintaining an organized garage—and having enough room for your car—is to raise things off the floor. That means turning to hooks, cabinets, shelves and wall-mounted organization systems. This will also make it easier to keep your garage clean throughout the summer and make everything a little more visible—no more shimmying behind the parked car to see what’s stashed in the corner.
Keep cleaning supplies nearbyWhen your garage is neat and organized, you’ll get more use out of it—and you won’t be afraid to leave the door open so your neighbors can see. Getting more out of the space is a definite plus; however, you’ll find that grass clippings, dead leaves and even cobwebs may build up in your garage throughout the summer. Keep your broom, dustpan and other cleaning supplies used just for your garage nearby so you can quickly sweep the area so it looks clean into the fall.
If you’re ready to spruce up your garage with a custom garage organization system, reach out to us for a free, in-home consultation. We can take a look at the space and what you need to store and create a custom solution.