Your garage can start to resemble a dumping ground if not organised and decluttered regularly. From tools to old toys, excess items can quickly start to pile up without you even noticing. This can make the room unorganised and impossible to work in or use. Here are a few tips to help you declutter your garage and claim back your space.
Group your belongings
Before you begin decluttering your items, you need to decide what you want to do with your belongings. Common groupings include throw out, keep, store and donate. Keep these groupings in the front of your mind when decluttering and make clear piles for each category
Create an ordered structure
Once you’ve decided what to keep in the garage, it’s important to allocate certain areas for different types of items. Keep all tools in one corner, gardening equipment in another, and half-used material in a dedicated space. This will help to maintain order in the time to come.
Manage toxic materials
Various items such as old paint, batteries, half-empty cleaning products and waste oil always seem to find their way into the garage. When you declutter your garage, it’s important to safely dispose of these toxic items so that you don’t pollute or cause harm to the environment.
Give the garage a deep clean
After you’ve decluttered your garage, you can use the opportunity to give your garage a proper cleaning. Sweep the floors, wipe down the surfaces and dust off the shelves. It’s not often that the garage gets dedicated attention for cleaning, so grab the chance!
Find an alternate storage space
As you declutter your garage, you’ll find that there are some items that you want to keep but don’t have space in the garage. There are several options for space that can serve as an extension of your home. Self storage is one of these options, perfect for storing old sports equipment and seasonal items.
If you’re looking for extra space to store your belongings that don’t have space in the garage, then we have the perfect home storage solution. At Storage King, we offer conveniently located units that are available in a variety of different sizes, meaning that you only pay for the amount of storage that you need.
Contact us at 0800 0852 954 for more information, or get a quote online.