Even if you’re not a neat freak, it can get frustrating when you can’t find what you need when you need it. Sometimes when it comes to getting organized, the hardest thing is knowing where to start. If you’ve been looking for simple DIY home organization tips, we’ve got tips to conquer your clutter. Hint: Your garage has enough room to store a lot of your stuff.
DIY Home Organization Before the Holidays
Let It Go
It’s almost a guarantee that you have too much stuff. Go through each room of the house and make a “donate” and “discard” pile (sometimes it’s best to have the kids out of the house when you do this since everything seems to be “special” to them). Clear out closets and cabinets throughout your home, and weed through everything in the garage. Take items that you no longer need but can still be used to a St. Louis donation center, and throw away the other things. Once you have less clutter staring you in the face, it will be easier to figure out what to do with the rest.
Sort and Store Clothing
If you haven’t worn it in two years, you probably won’t so put “unworn” items from closets and drawers into donation bags. Next, hang out of season clothing in a basement closet or wardrobe rack instead of letting it take up room in your bedroom closets. If you don’t have other areas to hang clothes, use labeled totes and store them on a garage shelf or overhead platforms if you have them in your garage.
Swap Out Toys
Having too many toys to play with can be distracting for kids, and can cause big headaches for parents who have to pick them up. Take a few containers of toys into the basement or garage and keep the current favorites out. In a few months when those favorites have lost their excitement factor, bring out the fun stuff from storage, and it will seem brand new.
Move Mudroom Overflow Into the Garage
If your mudroom is just too small and cluttered, consider setting up an area for shoes and sports bags in the garage. Have a place near the entrance door where you can remove work boots, and where kids can take off their shoes and hang equipment before they enter the house. A cubby shelf for shoes doesn’t take up much room, and you can install hooks to hold backpacks and sports bags. If you really want to get organized, look into having a storage wall installed in the garage in your mudroom overflow area. StoreWALL™ storage walls have a tongue and groove panel where you can hang racks, hooks, and baskets that are perfect sizes for sports equipment.
Have Overhead Shelving Installed
High and out of the way is the best place to store seasonal items and other things you only use a handful of times throughout the year. Having fixed platforms and retractable systems installed on the ceiling of the garage will provide ample room to store holiday lights and Christmas trees, pool supplies and summer yard toys. That way they won’t be taking up floor space in the basement or garage, and you’ll know exactly where they are when it’s time to bring them out.
Hire Some Help
DIY home organization is easier than you think when you follow the right steps and have the right equipment. And sometimes, DIY projects can go a little more smoothly with the help of an expert. Garage Designs in St. Louis provides overhead storage solutions, custom cabinetry and storage walls that help you make the most of the space in your garage. Being able to store a lot of items in your garage can really free up space in the rest of your home.
What Are You Waiting For? Let’s Get Organized
Go out and buy totes, start sorting your stuff, and call Garage Designs for the perfect garage storage solutions. You’ll feel a lot better when you can finally find what you’re looking for. But before you start organizing, download your free copy of A Guide to Garage Organization & Improvement.SHOWROOM ABOUT US DEALS