This week I feature a guest post from Kenady Ghent of Monkey Bar Storage. Aside from being able to park the cars, getting the garage under control can make so many things easier. I hope you enjoy the post!
It’s easy to be overwhelmed and overworked in today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Work and other responsibilities leave little free-time. Hobbies are essential to good mental health. So, make your hobbies a priority by organizing your garage. Confused? We’ll explain.
Time Saving: Ben Franklin said, “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” Organization saves you time. When you aren’t wasting time worrying about a cluttered garage or reorganizing for the second time, you have more time to do what you love. Establishing an organization solution, plan and routine enables you to enjoy your life. With a clean garage, comes a clean conscience.
Storage Solutions: Garage storage products like garage shelving, cabinets and overhead racks store the equipment that accompanies your hobbies. Consider adding accessories like a sports ball bag, bike rack and saddle rack. These storage solutions house and protect your gear so it lasts.
On The Go: When every item has a designated space, you don’t waste time looking for it. The item is also easy to grab on the go when you’re in a hurry. Store items that are transported by car next to the trunk for easy loading and unloading. When items are easy to find, it leaves more time for what you love.
Get Creative: Use your garage to facilitate your hobbies. Get creative with how you use the space whether it is a garage gym, storing camping gear, kayaks, or even to entertain. Weather permitting, set up long tables in the garage for your next barbeque. Having a shady place to eat will be much more comfortable for your guests.
Now that we’ve covered the benefits, it’s time for the organizing part. Here’s how to do it:
Plan: Set aside a full day to dedicate to the project.
Family Project: Get the family involved so organization is fast and efficient, and so they know where items go.
Consolidate: Pull every item out of the garage. Separate your belongings into 4 piles: keep, sell, donate and trash/recycle. Schedule a garage sale, make a trip to GoodWill and take items to the dump or recycling center promptly. The longer you put that off, the more likely the piles stay on the garage floor.
Products: Invest in durable and innovative storage products for the “keep” pile. All of your belongings will be off the floor and out of the way. There are also garage flooring alternatives like epoxy coating and garage tiles that are low maintenance and give your garage an updated look.
Sort: Sort all your belongings in a designated spot on the storage products. Group similar items and store them in the same general area. Store things you use often at eye level on hooks and seasonal items up high on overhead storage.
Garage organization will enable you to enjoy your life and your hobbies. Contact a garage storage professional for help: http://www.garagesolutionsnashville.com/
Kenady works for Monkey Bar Storage, a garage storage and organization company that provides homeowners with efficient products to organize and simplify their lives. Kenady is a recent graduate from BYU-Idaho in Public Relations and Visual Communications. When she's not working, she enjoys outdoor activities, taking pictures, trying new recipes and giving old things a new purpose.
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