Tips to organise your garden shed and garage
Having an organised garage and garden shed is something that many people aspire to but most never achieve. If you are one of those people who have a garage but your car is never able to be parked in it due to clutter, then this blog post is for you.
You need to start by putting a system in place so that the process of organisation is simple to maintain. By doing this, you’ll be able to fit your car into your garage again and you’ll be able to actually find your way around the garden shed.
Here are some tips to help you along.
- Fresh beginnings
Begin by taking everything out of the area (where possible) in order to best rearrange the room. Visualise a blueprint so that you can get a better understanding of what should go where and what you no longer need. Take the opportunity to clean the space.
- Decide what stays and what goes
Secondly, arrange everything into three piles – keep, donate and discard. Decide what stays and what goes (don’t keep something just for the sake it). If you’re really unsure, consider renting a self storage unit.
- Group your items into categories
Categorise your items so you know exactly where to find everything and be disciplined in maintaining this orderly system when you remove and replace items. Different groups can include sports equipment, outdoor gear, tools, games and electronics etc. Make use of plastic containers or strong boxes that stack easily and label each for ease of future use.
- Make use of wall space
An ideal solution is to make use of wall space when storing your items. If you have the space, invest in open shelves to store various items. Most of the floor space is often taken up by large items and to get around this go the vertical route (consider hanging your lawn mower on the wall for example).
Are you storing your bicycle properly? Make use of bike hooks or racks that are drilled into the wall. Bicycles can be expensive and should be looked after properly - you don’t want any scratches, cracked frames or broken spokes.
- Take advantage of self storage
The process of decluttering often leaves a number of items that you just can’t throw away or donate because you have an emotional attachment to them, or you may need them in the future. This is when self storage is the perfect solution - a safe and secure location where your items are conveniently accessible.
At Stor-Age we offer affordable and flexible leases, which means that you can rent a unit for as little as a month or for as long as you need, with prices starting from as little as R450 a month.
If you need an accessible and professional self storage facility, give us a call on 0861 18 18 18 or get an instant online self storage quote.