If your home isn't organized as well as you'd like, getting to your goal will be a bit of a challenge. You have to start at square one, planning where you'll keep your items and how to arrange them to best suit your lifestyle. You'll also need time and tools to create order in your home. As you get ready to embark on an organizational overhaul, take a look at these common challenges homeowners face and how to overcome them:
Not knowing where to start
When it feels like your whole house is in disarray, you may become overwhelmed – which room should you start in? Should you buy garage storage systems now or later? It's a lot to take in. People who don't know where to begin may give up before they ever get going, admitting defeat in the face of disorganization. Don't cave! All you have to do is tackle one issue at a time and start small. We suggest taking inventory of your belongings and getting rid of those you don't need. This first step will immediately alleviate some of the stress of getting your home in order. Besides, that way you'll have way less to deal with come storage time.
Lack of experience
As with every skill, you have to learn before you can do something. The same goes with garage organization. If you've never had to store your belongings in a clear, neat and logical way, you may not even know what an orderly garage looks like. Here are a few basics – think of the tips as organization 101:
- Store like with like
- Make the most-used items easily accessible
- Color coding is wonderful thing
- Get the right tools for the job
- Keep things off the floor
- Put it all back when you're done
- It will get worse before it gets better
Keep these pointers in mind as you tackle your organization project.
Not having good tools
Wall storage systems are a godsend for organization as they help you get your belongings off the floor and keep them in order. Storage systems come with numerous tools, such as bins, cabinets, shelves and hooks that allow you to put away a variety of items. You can hang your shovels, brooms and rakes on a hook, hide winter boots and coats in a cabinet and even mount your bike. The proper tools allow you to store whatever you want in the garage. As you browse for wall storage components, be sure to read how much weight each item can carry, as it will tip you off to the proper use of the product. You can also take a look at our blog where we offer tips and tricks for choosing wall storage components.
Not making time
Installing your wall storage system, getting rid of belongings and putting the kept ones away all take time. Fortunately, you don't have to tackle it all at once. Designate a couple hours every weekend for organization efforts until your garage is (finally) clutter free.