There are many steps to take to “Winterize” your house, some of them are small. Some larger. One thing that’s often times forgotten about is the garage. When you see the garage, after garage stuffed to the brim of useless household goods, it’s easy for us to realize the benefits of decluttering your garage. But sometimes you overlook them. Decluttering something as large as a garage can be a daunting task, and we get it! We’ve compiled a few ways to help you start.
How to declutter your garage:
- Add storage on the ceiling of your garage. The ceiling is perfect for smaller items that can be grouped together. This can help you use floor space for larger items and make more room.
- Add shelving to the sides of your garage. This will allow your floor to become clear as well. You can also stack storage bins on top of each other on the shelves creating more space.
- Consider getting a garage organizer, almost like a closet. Where you can stack, hang, and put away items. This will also make your garage look cleaner.
- Have a plan for what you know you use. The boxes that you haven’t opened in years, but maybe one day will need what’s inside. That’s a sign it’s time to toss them.
Why it’s important to declutter your garage before Winter
This may seem to good to be true, but when you clean out and organize your garage you are able to park your car in the garage. Keeping you from having to go outside in the snow and freezing sub-zero temperatures. Plus not only will your garage be functioning for your car, it will also be functioning so you can find things you need, for example, if a big snowstorm comes, you will know where you put the salt and shovel.
When you are cleaning out a part of your house, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or just not even want to deal with it. If this sounds like you, and you need professional help or advice in cleaning out your garage, give us a call or visit our website for more information! Let us know how we can help you winterize your home today.