6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Garage

9th Dec 2020

2020 has been a tough year for lots of people. Just about everyone in the world is looking forward to starting fresh in 2021 and we all hope that this year will at least be a little bit better than the previous one that held so many challenges.

By now you likely have quite a few New Years' resolutions penned down on your list. Many of these resolutions probably have to do with cleaning since the start of a new year is always a great time to get rid of old clothes that no longer fit or old textbooks that will no longer be useful and lots of other belongings that have broken down during 2020.

The garage is one area in your home that you shouldn’t overlook. The garage area is extremely handy for storing all sorts of goods so you can declutter your home. But you can only maximize your garage functionality if you get the right setup and if you become organized. Here are a few great tips to help you make the most out of your garage space this year.

1. Clean Out Your Garage

It is always best to start on a fresh clean canvas – or an empty garage in this case. Roll up your sleeves and carry everything out of the garage. Try to sort everything you carry out in piles on your lawn so you can see exactly what you have to work with. When your garage is emptied, you can give the entire area a proper clean.

2. Have a Yard Sale And Toss Anything You Don’t Need

It is important to get rid of things you don’t use or need. These items will only end up cluttering your garage and will make it much harder to stay organised. Scan through all your belongings and pile anything you haven’t used in years on a different heap. You can have a yard sale or sell these items on your social media to get more spending money for garage storage solutions.

3. Install Proper Garage Shelving

The best way to keep your garage organised and tidy is by installing proper shelving. Garage shelving from Toprax Australia is ideal because you can assemble these steel structures yourself and you can move the freestanding shelves anywhere you please inside your garage. Toprax shelving can also be adjusted. You can set the shelf heights at different levels to accommodate different types of goods that you might want to store. With plenty of storage shelves, it will be much easier to stay organised and you can fit much more into your garage.

4. Invest In Lots of Storage Bins

Garage shelving won’t help you much if you just pile everything onto the shelves. Before you start carrying your stuff back into your garage, you should go and get some storage bins. Sort your belongings in these bins before you place them back in your garage so you can easily locate your tools or other garage items.

5. Start Labelling Your Garage

While you are out looking for storage bins, you should also invest in a label maker. Label all of your storage bins as well as dedicated storage spots on your shelves. With labels that read ‘nuts and bolts’, ‘car parts’, ‘hand tools’, ‘garden tools’, and ‘paint’, other family members and friends will also be able to find things in your garage.

6. Make a Habit Out Of Placing Everything Where It Belongs

Now that everything is sorted and labelled, you just have to learn one more thing and that is to maintain your order. Make a habit out of placing all of your garage items in the correct spot so you can avoid messing up your garage again.

With these garage tips and a few quality storage shelves, your garage is bound to look much better throughout 2021 and for many years to come. Contact Toprax Australia to get your garage storage organised today.