Now that the hottest days of the summer have passed and the chilly winter days are still in the future, it’s a good time to tackle the project of cleaning out your garage. Getting rid of the junk and cleaning the floors and walls isn’t enough to help you keep your garage clean long-term, though. The secret to a lasting clean garage is organization. One important component of organization is consolidation – grouping items that are alike together. Take a look at some reasons why consolidation is key for an organized garage.
Consolidation Protects Your Belongings
If you’ve ever gone looking through your garage for something delicate, like a box of Christmas ornaments, and found them crushed under a heavy spare tire or damaged after a bottle of motor oil spilled over them, you have an idea of why it makes sense to store like things together.
Keeping your holiday decorations away from your car care supplies helps protect both of those things. Of course, if you have limited shelf and cabinet space, it can be hard to keep from mixing things that don’t belong in the same storage space. If you’re having trouble separating different kinds of garage items, you may need some new garage storage options. A new set of wall shelves or some ceiling storage bins can go a long way toward helping you separate different kinds of items.
Consolidation Helps You Maintain Organization and Cleanliness
If you don’t have a coherent organizational scheme and a defined place for each type of thing, it’s really easy to allow your garage to become messy again, necessitating another major cleaning. If all your tools are in one spot, after you use one, you’ll probably return it to that same spot. But if they’re all over the garage, you may as well just set the tool down wherever you happen to be. Do that often enough, and pretty soon, you won’t be able to find anything.
The ability to look around the garage and see exactly where that tool belongs or where that new car part should go until you’re ready to install it ensures that your garage stays neat and organized. This can keep you from having to regularly haul everything out of your garage to figure out what stays and what goes. It can also help you find things when you need them.
Consolidation Just Looks Better
There’s no good reason why a garage should be dark, cluttered, or unwelcoming. If you’re like many homeowners, you probably enter and exit through the garage often, which means that you look at the space quite a bit. You may even use the garage space for recreation or socialization from time to time. So why not make it a space that is enjoyable to look at?
No one likes to look at clutter. An organized, neat space is a welcoming space. Even without adding any decorative touches like artwork on the walls, arranging your garage so that items are consolidated improves the aesthetic and makes the space more attractive.
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