1. Examine – Survey – Prioritize
The problem with a cluttered garage is the mis-use of space. To determine what you need and most want in your garage will require you to examine your needs and wants. For instance, do you want to fit your car or two cars in there, is quick access important, and what items are a must to keep in your garage? After you examine your needs, then survey the space you have and then prioritize the top most important things you need your garage for. This would include what is most important for you to store and have access to in that space.
This is often the hardest part, but it is also the most important. Work to commit to yourself that you will purge at least 50% or more. Be unyielding. If you haven’t used or needed the item within the last 6 months, you probably can do without it. Begin by making four piles: Trash, Keep, Donate, Recycle. Then put each item in one of those categories. If it’s broken, get rid of it. If it was borrowed, return it. If you don’t need it anymore then donate it. Donating is awesome because you give someone else the opportunity to use and love that item!
3. Create Zones
Now that you’ve examined your space and purged yourself of what isn’t absolutely essential, you are ready to create your zones. Remember, never purchase organizational items (such as storage bins, shelving, etc.) until after you have purged. Start to put your items with other “like” items. So sporting equipment, tools, car products, storage, etc. You will want to keep items that your family and kids use where they can be accessed easily, and items like paints or cleaners more out of the reach of children. Most importantly you need to LABEL your boxes clearly. This saves time and helps you keep things where they go! Looking for more deigns and ideas visit http://www.kbhome.com/DesignStudio/index