Did you know that most people who have two-car garages don’t have room to park cards inside them? According to the US department of Energy, 25 percent of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park inside them and 32 percent only have room for one vehicle. If you think you’re one of these people, ToDoolie is here with some tips to tackle your next garage organization project!
1. Take as much time to organize your garage
Keep in mind that a project of this size is going to take longer than a couple of hours. Make sure that you have set aside enough time to properly go through the entire garage and get to every nook and cranny! We recommend taking a full weekend to ensure that you have enough time to properly plan and re-organize everything in your garage.
2. Before you begin to move stuff around, make a plan
Before getting started, make sure that you have a game plan for how you want to efficiently re-organize. Make sure you have a plan for cleaning and assign responsibilities for everyone involved. By creating this plan, it will help you stay on task and give you a good target for completion of the project.
3. Take inventory of all the items
Make sure you keep a list of all the items you plan on moving and storing in the garage. Include everything no matter how big or small on the list. This will make sure that you don’t throw away anything important and it will give you a better idea of the type of stuff you have and how to store it.
4. Re-organize efficiently and effectively
Once you have created an inventory of all the items in your garage, start to plan out zones for storing, keeping in mind what should be easy to reach versus what can be stored longer. For items that you use frequently, keep them at eye level so they are easy to access and easy for other to see. Make sure that you group things together that alike and be sure to label!
5. Recruit friends and family to help!
A project like this can be long and hard by yourself so make sure you have some help to make everything go faster and smoother. If you are looking for help with garage organization, ToDoolie helpers are on standby to assist you with all your re-organization needs.
At ToDoolie, our goal is to help homeowners get stuff done around the house. We connect you with locally vetted young people to help with everything on your to-do list. From outdoor work such as mulching or lawn care, or if you need an extra hand with your next move or garage reorganization project, ToDoolie can help!