You’ve got your weekend to-do list in hand. You’re motivated and ready to go. You step out into your garage to start on that first big project. Then you remember, your garage is a wreck. Let Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dayton, OH help you organize your garage to get more of those projects done!
Do I really need to organize?
Yes, yes you do. If you can’t find any of your tools, those projects will never get done. If you can find them but can’t REACH them, you’re still out of luck.
As a quick test, as yourself this – Can I park my car in the garage? If the answer is “no,” then it’s time to get organized. Chances are, the reason your car won’t fit is because the edges are so piled with boxes and stuff that the stacks have creeped into the main floor area.
Plan your layout
Before you organize your garage, you need to get organized with your plan. Measure the garage’s dimensions. Do a quick sketch or even mental visualization of where you want everything. We’re focused on getting your projects done, so start there.
Where do you want your workbench, tools, table saws, etc.? How much open floor space do you need for assembling large projects? Do you need space for an air compressor for painting?
Map everything out so when you start organizing you know where everything is going. Nothing slows you down faster than having to move everything twice. Get it right from the start.
Start out with a quick and dirty sort. Create three piles – keep, donate/sell, junk. Consider pulling a trailer or pick up truck up to the garage door so you can easily toss the junk items for easy haul away later.
Toss the junk. Box up the donate items and load them into a vehicle for quick dispersal. Then turn to your keep pile.
Now you need a second sort. Anything that needs to go into long-term storage needs to be packed up. If it needs to be stored elsewhere, like the attic, send it there immediately. Things that stay in the garage can make their way to their designated areas.
Remember to store like items together. You need an area for yard tools, chemicals, auto parts/maintenance needs, project tools, long-term storage, decorations, etc.
Once everything is sorted, you need to store it. Try to stick with open shelving so that everything is easy to see and reach. Use clear plastic tubs with straightforward labels for easy identification.
If you don’t already have one, install a pegboard over your workbench to utilize the vertical storage space of your walls. Organize your toolboxes and store them neatly and close by your work area. Get your big tools like table saws, vice grips, and belt sanders all set up where you need them.
Now you’re ready to tackle those weekend projects.
The added benefit of safety
In addition to recapturing the space to work on your projects, you’ll also get some side benefits. One benefit is increased safety. You no longer run the risk of sloppy stacks of boxes toppling over on someone.
You’ll also be able to run regular safety check on your garage door. Everything will be more easily accessible making monthly maintenance and inspections a snap. Check those springs, tracks, and rollers for good working order. You may not have ever thought about it, but your overhead garage door is the largest moving part of your home. It needs to run properly and safely.
If you find problems with your garage door, call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Dayton, Ohio right away. We can get a trained technician on site as early as today to diagnose your problem. With our fully loaded trucks, we can often begin repairs immediately. Don’t wait, call today!