Organizing your garage is not for
the faint-hearted. On the previous page I
went through the starting points on "How to Organize your garage". On this page we will expand a little more on how to
store things, how to maintain items and why organizing your garage can be so
overwhelming. Inline with the last sentiment we make sure that we are not letting perfectionism stop you from even starting.
Since setting up our garage we fine-tuned a few things over time.
If you go through all the trouble of organizing your garage you want to keep it neat and tidy. This can be hard as it is a very quick moving space if you have an active family life (at least that is the case for us). In the video below I show you how I maintain the garage and put things back on their spots.
Organizing your garage can be overwhelming because it is a large space, there are many, many items in it and they all require a decision to be made. If you are just staring out I encourage you to look at my earlier page; How to organize the Garage first.
The fact that you are working on organizing your garage means you are miles ahead of people who leave it for years and never move one of their boxes from when they moved in (five years ago).
In the video you can see that our garage isn’t perfect. It is far from perfect, some of the boxes are overflowing because at the time of filming we were in transition weather so it could still be fairly cold. Some of the items are clutter to me but are important to my family.
The main thing is the items in the garage are valued and appreciated by someone in our house and we know where things are.
So I like to think of this as realistic organizing, which suits our family and lifestyle. It does not always looks like a magazine, but as long as it functions organizing your garage is worthwhile and will pay dividends.
I like to think of this as realistic organizing
Another thing that I noticed when going through this process, is there's a lot of to -do's after this so I will have to drop things off to people, I'll have to drop things off to a secondhand place etc.
One of the big items that you saw on the video was the dryer. This is now a task, we either have to fix that or we have to dispose of it. So even though it was really fast in terms of making it look organized, there are still a number of jobs to do and that is probably one of the reasons why we don't want to do certain areas like a garage or a junk room.
We subconsciously know that we'll leave that area with more jobs to do. But that's fine, you simply schedule them in for next time (do be specific about when) and work your way through it. You keep on keeping on and will complete this project. Every session you do spend time on either organising, decluttering or maintaining the garage, you will find that the garage looks a lot better.
In my video example above, I'm really happy with what I've achieved - I hope this inspired you to get started on your garage in your journey towards organised living.Home > How to organize your Garage