Sheds and garages are great to have, since they create additional storage space which helps keep the house cleaner and clutter-free. The problem is that many times, sheds and garages become catch-alls that become cluttered themselves, which makes it hard to optimize use of space and find anything. Here is a short guide to help clean a shed or garage in three easy steps.
1. Purge and Combine
The first thing you should do when you’re cleaning out a shed or garage is to take stock of everything that’s inside. It’s probably worth pulling everything out of it to get a good look at things. When you do this, make three piles: one to keep, one to donate, and one to throw away. Be honest with yourself about the things you don’t need to keep — if you haven’t touched it in a year it can probably get donated.
2. Label and Organize
After you’ve cleared out all of the things you don’t need anymore, make sure that when you’re putting things back in storage that you label them clearly and store them in a way that makes sense. Put all of the lawn care and gardening tools together, and all of the holiday decorations together. Using a label maker and weatherproof plastic bins will make the organizing process and finding things later on much easier.
3. Hang and Store
When you’ve combined everything and organized into different storage bins, it’s time to equip the space with shelves and hooks to make the most out of the entire space. This might mean adding shelves along the walls to store bins on and installing hooks in the walls or ceiling to maximize the use of that space. This will free up some floor space to ease movement in the space when you’re looking for things or pulling anything out.
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