Have you ever turned around to see if anyone was looking before opening your garage? You’re not the first person to do that. The garage is that part of your property that houses everything from old clothes to toys, handy tools, sports equipment, and the likes. The funny thing is they’ve been in the garage unused for so many years.
Most of the time, it isn’t because the garage is small and can’t take so much stuff but because it is not properly organized. If you’ve not had room to park your car all this while, organizing your garage would create space for that. Here’s why it is important to not only arrange it but ensure it stays organized.
1. It Makes The Entire Garage Look More Tidy and Spacious
Your garage is not the only one in the neighborhood that’s messy. But, the fact that it’s just a space that connects from your vehicle to your house and a place to store your old stuff and outdoor equipment doesn’t mean it has to be unkept. Its tidiness doesn’t directly affect your lifestyle the way a messy house would but at least you’d be able to spend less time when searching for stuff.
Organizing isn’t the same as sweeping or cleaning, you can do that multiple times and clutter would still look dirty attracting creepy bugs and mice. When your garage is well organized, the entire space would look neat and of course, there would be no bugs.
A tidy garage by default looks more spacious as opposed to stacks of boxes and different items lying around. They take up more space than when you use Garage Cabinets, shelves, or wall-mounted storage systems. Take advantage of your wall space so you don’t have items littering the floor.
2. Keep Your Items Safe
Some of your items can easily get lost or damaged (be stepped or run over) when they accidentally fall to the floor or are scattered across the garage. It would keep happening if your garage isn’t organized. Get in there today and pick those items from the floor and arrange them in the cabinets where they can stay dry and well protected.
As stated in the subheading above, make use of the wall’s space to keep items that easily fall over like rakes, shovels, or bikes. You can use either a double or s-shaped hook coated with rubber to keep them up against the wall and off the floor.
Do your counters get cluttered in no time? Opt for cabinets placed just above your workspace. That way your items are accessible and close by. If you want certain equipment out of the reach of your children, choose cabinets with doors. They not only conceal those items, but they also give a neat appearance.
When items aren’t loitered on the garage floor, cleaning and maintenance become easier for you too.
3. Decluttering Is Good For Your Mental Health
Physical activities greatly help to reduce stress and organizing the space you live in is no exception. When there is too much clutter around you, it makes you feel like you’re no longer in control. This. in turn, makes it difficult for your brain to concentrate and ultimately leads to stress.
In essence, whenever you feel you’re spiraling and things are out of your control and causing stress, spend time decluttering. You’d enjoy sound sleep, less stress, and a boost in your productivity levels. An untidy garage is an aspect of your life that you have control over and can be fixed.
4. You Can Conveniently Make Good Choice
You’d agree that the more convenient something is, the more you’re likely to do it. The same logic applies to various activities including putting items away in the garage.
When the storage in your garage is convenient, it encourages your children to put their toys away after use instead of littering the garage floor with it. You would also find it easier to put your equipment in its place after use.
5. You Get To Save Money
It’s quite easy to forget what items you own when your garage is unorganized. That would cause you to buy new items when you need them rather than try to track them down.
When you repeat this process over and over, you’d end up realizing you’re the proud owner of dozens of screwdrivers, pliers, tapes, or even gloves. What might even be worse is that there’s no place to store all of them. You would be saving money by organizing and buying storage units for your stuff.
With some work and effort from you, your garage can be transformed into the most functional space in your house. Just dedicating a few days in a week can bring your garage back to life and you wouldn’t have to open it in secrecy anymore.