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Garage organization Pittsburgh, PA, can seem like a monumental undertaking, so make sure you set aside enough time to work on this project. Weekends, when you have full days where you can work uninterrupted, are probably the best time to undertake the task. Try to plan a dry weekend so you can use the outside space while you move around the items in your garage. You might also consider hiring an expert or some family members to help you if the task seems overwhelming or there are a lot of heavy items to be moved. Contact us today to learn more!

Getting Started

Get started by categorizing your garage contents. Many garages tend to end up being a dumping zone for everything that doesn't have a designated spot inside the house. Once you've established the categories of items that actually belong in the garage, pull everything out and group it in the driveway or center of the garage. When necessary, box items for storage or for sorting. Items that remain in boxes for storage should be marked right away so you know what is in them.

Once you've categorized and consolidated everything in the garage, get rid of the excess. Usable items that you won't use can be donated, given away, or sold. Everything else can go in the trash. Next, you want to determine where to store the items you plan to keep based on frequency of use and your available space. Recycling should be kept near the entrance for easy access and tools should be near workbenches, and so on.

When putting items on your garage shelving or in cabinets, remember to keep frequently-used items accessible and seasonal items in less-convenient spaces since they won't be used as often. Installation of built-in cabinets or modular storage can help keep your garage looking clean and uncluttered.

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Keep Your Goals In Mind

If you plan on parking in your garage, makes sure that your organization scheme doesn't interfere with getting into or out of the car. A lot of accessories can help protect your car doors and bumpers when you get into or out of your car.

Finally, maintaining garage organization may require a house meeting to ensure everyone knows where everything goes. Keeping your garage clean and tidy may also require regular maintenance. Keep up with the task and your garage will make life easier every day.