Find New Space by Donating These In-Need Items

After getting your car washed and waxed, you park in the driveway. As you turn towards the house, an evil bird flies over and poops right on your sparkling hood!

You would park in the garage, but there's too much stuff packed in there! About 25% of North Americans with a two-car garage can't park any cars in the garage and 32% have room for only one vehicle.

The only way to get your car back in the garage (where it belongs) is to reorganize and donate all the unwanted items from your garage. Keep reading to learn all our best garage organization tips and how to 

Helpful Garage Organization Tips to Get You Started

A job so huge seems daunting and you could come up with a million reasons to procrastinate. Here are our favorite tips to help get you started on your organizational journey.

Preparing for Your Garage Cleanout

Before starting your mission, you'll want to make sure you have everything you need nearby and ready for use. Some things you might want to have on hand are trash bags/ trash cans, gloves, and any boxes or plastic tubs you'll want to use for storing items.

Use Vertical Space

To help maximize the space you have for storing things, you can install storage to your walls and get things like tools, toys, bikes, and power cords up off the floor. Once your floor is clear, why not take the opportunity to refinish your garage flooring

Make a Plan and Stick to It

Before you get going, try to lay out a plan of attack. Break up the cleanout into smaller sections and work through each zone one at a time. Also, try to plan out where you'll put everything you decide to keep so you can put things where they belong as you work instead of having to put away a pile of stuff at the end of the day.

Deciding What to Donate and What to Ditch

As you go through all the stuff piled up in your garage keep an eye out for things you'll never use again. There's no point in storing and item forever if you won't get any use out of it. 

Charities say that they can always use more gently-used donations of clothing, books, and household items. Check your local charities for more item donation ideas and to see what items they need at the moment.

Take Back Your Garage and Save Your Car's Paint Job

It may take a few hours (or days) to get your garage clutter under control, but the reward is well worth it. Not only will you keep your car looking nice for much longer, but you'll also love that your space feels less cluttered.

Your garage can function both as a place to store your vehicle as well as extra storage space for your seasonal items and things you don't want to get rid of. All you need is a bit of organization and some elbow grease.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that it helped give you some great garage organization tips. If you need more tips on cleaning up your garage, or if you need to refinish your garage floor, contact us today!