Pretty soon, the hot sun will be setting on summer...how did your garage make it through the season?
For most families, the garage is the "set it and forget it" space, so chances are, your garage might be kind of a mess. Considering a summertime garage cleanout but not sure where to start? You've come to the right place! Check out our tips below!
Garage Cleanout Tips
Get rid of junk-We know, this is the hardest part. Create 3 piles: keep, donate, and throw away. Only keep the items that you have used within the past year. If you have not used the item in the past year, more than likely you won't use it again. Donate items that you don't use, but are still in good condition. If items are broken and beyond repair, trash them! Now, let's sort those items that you're keeping...
Utilize wall space-Any hardware or storage supply store will carry specific racks meant for certain "toys" (i.e. bikes, scooters, skateboards, golf clubs) that can be hung on your garage wall. This gets those toys off the floor and out of your way!
Bins & buckets-Invest in several clear bins to store all that summer fun. Some of those summer toys, however, won't fit in a bin. If that's the case, purchase a plastic bucket with rope handles. This stores the item and makes it easy to find, too!
Tip: Consider color coding your bins/buckets according to season (green for spring, yellow for summer, orange for fall, blue for winter) to easily organize toys, equipment, decorations, etc.
Garage sale-Now is a great time to do an "end of summer" garage sale. If you need some tips, we've got ya covered! Take a look at our Garage Sale Tips.
Decor-Keep in mind as you put those summer toys away that you will soon be getting out Fall/Winter holiday decorations (yep, that will be here before we know it, too)! You may want to bring those decorations towards the front of you attic or storage space to keep you from having to search and drag them around.