After years of neglect homeowners in Brevard and Volusia usually ask themselves “How did my garage get so cluttered?” Well, the main reason for this occurrence is the fact that we don’t return the items that we use to their places. There are also many people who use the garage to store things that they don’t use because they are damaged or they are not necessary. In addition, there are some people who simply don’t have enough space in their house and use the garage as a storage place. By doing any of these things, you are blocking the basic purpose of your garage. So, if you live in Melbourne, Viera, or New Smyrna Beach and had enough of the mess and chaos, it is time to unclutter the garage. This process is not very difficult if you follow these 5 simple tips.
Before we share the details, it is good to point out that this process may require one or two days.
- Making a plan
First of all, you need to make a good organizational plan. You must find a place to store all the things that are sitting around the garage and you must be sure what you will do with these things. It is crucial to understand that your garage should not serve as a landfill. This is also not a special storage space where you can store things that are not used frequently. So, before you start the uncluttering process, think about all these items and what you are going to do with them.
- Removal of unused items
Once you determine which things won’t be used again, you can either throw them away or given them to people who may need them. For instance, it is a good idea to donate items that are still working to charity organizations. They can certainly use them. Obviously, if certain things are so badly damaged or useless, you can simply throw them away. Just make sure that some of them are not recyclable items. If you have items like that, call a recycling company.
- Sorting items
The next step is to begin sorting and categorizing items. Organize items depending on their use, size and shape. This will help you find out whether there are some other things that you don’t need.
- Finding place for each item
After that, you must find a suitable place for each of them. The best idea is to make small cabinets where you can put these items. Sometimes, hangers are a good idea too. When you put these items in the cabinets make sure that they are well-organized so you can always find what you need. If you use hook, put them in places where they won’t hurt anyone.
- Start cleaning the garage
This is the last step, mopping the floor, cleaning the walls and ceiling, applying wax – these are some of the things that you should do. It is also a smart move to repaint the walls. In the end, inform your family about the changes and make sure that every person that enters the garage and uses some item there, returns the item in the proper place after that.
We hope that these uncluttering tips will help you! If you build a Stanley Homes custom home in Brevard or Volusia county we can make sure your garage is big enough for all your toys. Families in Melbourne and Viera love their 4 wheelers and golf carts and can run out of space quick. Add a three or four car garage to any of our great floor plans and never worry about running out of space. To talk to a professional home designer and builder please give us a call at 321-369-9160 or contact us via email. With locations in Brevard and Volusia we can help you plan your new construction home to your exact needs. Florida Style of Living Homes from Stanley Homes.