Thursday, February 5, 2009

quick tips for the garage


The garage always seems to collect everything that we don't want in the house...but aren't ready to get rid of yet! Can you relate??
If so, here are a few quick tips to make your garage a little more manageable.
  • Used baby food jars, jam jars or peanut butter containers can be used to hold screws, nails, and nuts. Since the jars are small they are easy to store and each one can hold a different type of hardware.
  • Shoe boxes or bins can be used to hold assorted tools such as screwdrivers, hammers, and other needed supplies. They can also be used to hold garden supplies such as extra soil, seeds, and gardening tools. The best part of both the bins and boxes is that they are portable.
  • Hooks can be hung on the wall to hold rakes, hoes, shovels and other outdoor items. Also try peg board as a cheap alternative that can house all your many tools.
  • Car washing supplies can be stored in the bucket you use for water and camping gear can be put into labeled totes...when it comes time to wash the car or leave for the camp ground, everything is in one place.
  • Line up clean garbage cans and fill with balls, bats, rackets and other sporting equipment.
  • Schedule a time for a second hand store of your choice to come and pick up anything that you want to give away...it's a lot easy to give it away when you don't have to bring it there yourself!
  • If your garage is really bad...you might want to rent a dumpster too!
Even though a garage can be a massive project...just remember to start small. If you live in a colder climate (like me) you might want to start preparing for a massive garage cleaning weekend this spring!

For more organizing ideas, visit my website: www.andreadekker.com

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