For most of us, organizing the garage is a major project. There’s no way we could tackle the garage in 15 minutes a day without it taking all year! Maybe next year we could jump on board with Garage Cleanup 365 But, I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t at least give an opportunity to improve this area of the home.
Since we’ve cleaned the garage a little bit this week, today’s task is going to be to organize the garage. It might take a little (or a LOT) longer than normal. Do what you can. And don’t worry about what you can’t. Seriously.
Organize the Garage
Here are steps to completely organize your garage. If you just want to tackle just one area of your garage, that sounds like a plan to me!
- Remove everything from your garage, or at least everything that doesn’t have a place.
- Categorize items as you remove them. One area for kid toys. Another for yard equipment. Another pile for items that can be donated.
- Sweep your garage. Get rid of the cobwebs. Paint the walls if you’re extra motivated
- Divide your garage into zones and decide which zone your piles should go. Do you need shelving units? Boxes? Labels? Other organization tools?
- Get the tools you need.
- Install those organization items on the wall if they aren’t already in place.
- Put back everything that should be housed in the garage.
- Take donation items to the donation center.
- Pull in your car.
- Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
I know it’s a lot. And for most people it would take several weekends. Just do what you can. Even if it’s sweeping the floor. You can do it!
And just a heads up…our spring cleaning tasks will be easier next week
Your assignment for today:
- Continue working on habit #9.
- Organize the garage.
- Add this task to your personal cleaning schedule so it doesn’t sneak up on you again!