Uncluttering & Organizing Your Garage

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Garage Organization
Is your garage a mess? Is it so cluttered that you can't get your car in it any more? If it is, don't despair. This site has just the information you need to get that garage ship shape. The trick is to get organizers that provide each item in the garage its own place to be, and then to take a little time each day to make sure that everything is back in its place. If you need anything organized, this site has articles covering a wide range of organizational problems such as cabinet and pantry organization, drawer organization, closet and car organization, cosmetic and craft organization, jewelry and wrapping paper organization, a belt organizer, bike storage racks and a lot more. Learn to organize almost anything.

Garage Organization Forum
This is part of DoItYourself.com's public forums. This particular discussion thread concerns garage reorganization in a garage susceptible to flooding. Members of the forum offered several suggestions, everything from a pulley system for raising and lowering shelves to putting in a sub floor above the flood line. In addition to the discussion about garage reorganization, click on Closets & Home Organization for a series of forum discussion threads covering such topics as a laundry chute door, removing a filing cabinet drawer, handicap access, and floating shelves. Topics of discussion change frequently, so check in often for other discussion threads or to start a discussion thread of your own and receive potentially helpful advice from others just like you who have "been there, broke that."

Organize Your Garage
The Garage Organization section on DIY Network is a resource for garage organization tips and tricks to help you clear, declutter and reclaim your garage. There are several videos on decluttering, organization, and garage storage solutions like cabinety and a slatwall organizer. Tips include installing cabinets in the garage out of high-density particle board. And here's a handy tip. Organize the items you put in your cabinets according to how often you use the item. For example, put seasonal items like Christmas, Easter, and Halloween decorations in the top cabinets or up high in your cabinets. Things that you use several times a year like camping gear can be placed at the bottom. Keep items you use a lot, like tools, in the middle... that way you have easy access to them and they'll be easy to reach.There other information articles in the section organizing tips, painting a garage floor, installing a garage door, decorate accents, and installing garage shelves, and much more.

Garage and Storage on About.com
This series of articles brought to you by About.com is primarily concerned with garage storage. Get tips on organizing the garage and storage areas. Gain the ability to find items in storage once they are needed. Maybe you'll even compact the stuff in the garage enough to drive your car in and shut the door. Articles include how to set aside a garage clean up day and actually make it fun for the whole family. Learn how to store seasonal clothes properly so they are bug and dirt free when you need them again. How to organize a garage sale, how to clean a garage, starting with the stains on the concrete and working your way up from there. There are tons of tips from a variety of experts on organizing and cleaning your garage and even your attic.

Organize Your Garage to Get the Car Back In
A garage is meant as a place to keep and repair a vehicle, like a car. For many people, it's been a lot of years since their car has seen the inside of their garage. If that describes your garage, this site recommends putting your garage back in order and returning it to its original function, housing an automobile. The first step is empty the garage, and if that's not possible, then at least get the bulkier items out and work on one half at a time. Start by throwing out anything that you haven't used in the past year and don't honestly see yourself using any time soon. Be ruthless. The more you toss the less you have to organize. Next purchase ten large plastic tote boxes with lids. Label the plastic boxes and begin separating items into the boxes. Labels might include such things as Garden Tools, Car Repair, Plumbing Parts, etc. Shelves are easy to put up and can hold lots of small items. Purchase shoebox-sized plastic boxes and label them for holding small items such as nails, screws, sandpaper, screwdrivers, etc. Things like shovels, brooms and rakes can be hung on the wall with special clasps made just for such a purpose that you can find in your local hardware store. Take car batteries and old oil to a recycling center, then sweep and hose out the garage, replace any burned out light bulbs—and move your car indoors!


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