Unclutter his garage in 6 steps
Practice, the garage often trades his shelter has car cap for that piece of more or storing tools and DIY equipment of course, but also as a wide range of everyday objects astonishing. Wisely ordered in the first time, they usually quickly pile up to form a bazaar in which it is difficult to navigate … Pauline Levasseur, storage specialist, has developed its own method to achieve a combat disorder, even after s ‘be left to overflow by non-controlled storage year. « In garages that I must de-clutter often cram the business of baby, the «youngest» age of twelve, even dating back to the farms cartons Relocation of it three years ago, things BROKEN awaiting repair, the oubliees and OUTDATED preserves, disassembled furniture which we have forgotten the instructions, old kept planks «in case» garden business exiled, bulk tools, and everything that is used occasionally, such as tents or sports equipment … The garage is not a store room! If it is made, it is time to act, not least that, having regard to the price of square meter. This is not rocket science: it is a lot of common sense and a bit of elbow grease! «, says Pauline. To help you get started, here is an effective action plan in 6 simple steps. Objective: To declutter the garage and there restore a lasting order.
Step 1: Define the function of the garage
To store your garage, it is good to start by listing the features that you would like it insures. If the garage has become a store room, he lost his first use of shelter for the car. It is good to devote priority in a return to that role.
The garage can then be used frequently laundry.
If you have neither a basement or an attic, it will serve as storage for the winter business, camping, sport and also DIY area.
Finally, depending on the size of your garage, it could host another workshop type of function of local paint or even to play drums.
Avoid as much as possible to disperse the functions: the garage is sometimes used as pantry, which is not a good idea since there may be problems of moisture, mites or mouse, and when the food is far the kitchen, we tend to forget them.
The garage may also welcomes garden business (tools, furniture, barbecue …). In this case, rather creez a shed in the garden to store them.
Step 2: Sort by categories
It’s time to sort out! Make lots by gathering your things according to their use: every tool has a place, everything about washing / drying machine of another, the sports business elsewhere …
Tip: If you can not even take a step in your garage and the situation seems insurmountable, it is wise to call outset a home run. This professional will arrange with you or one of your storage business. It is not the will to try and go to the essentials.
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Step 3: De-clutter!
Once made batteries, keeping only the essentials related to the functions defined for your garage.
Move the garden to garden business in a shed, food stocks the kitchen, even if it requires you to manage cascading these other storage problematic. Give or sell that has value but no longer serves you. Bring to the dechettery what is broken, deteriorated.
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Step 4: Organize the garage space
This is a present to physically define the areas devoted to each function of your garage and organize them in the equipping of equipment and adequate storage.
In the laundry area, for example, creez shelves above machines to put your wash. Are planning to place one or more bins has dirty laundry.
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For a workshop area, place an established and imagine about the arrangements that will be most helpful to have everything within reach of eye and hand. When a garage is a hitch and that we do not find his tool when you need it, we will inevitably buy another one!
Extension to garage storage good, I particularly fond of cabinets in resin that sell all GSB (DIY stores). They fit in five minutes, are very resistant and fear neither rust nor moisture.
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Step 5: Store
If you’re coming to, bravo! The hardest part of the work is behind you. It is easy to store everything when everything has a place defined. Knowing that such a thing is such a place and be able to pick her without asking any questions ensures saving time and therefore — you will see you soon! — Comfort.
To find everything easily, invest in large bins labeled big teams snap marker labels. It is very important that all trays are appointed and visible. When you go into your garage, you will need to embrace a glance everything in it and quickly find what you are looking for.
Step 6: The «Spring menage»
There should be a profit this old French expression, because the concept of spring symbolizes a revival of storage that can be found in many traditions. It is imperative to maintain the initial effect storage by putting again the order once a year. It does not have to engage them in the spring. «My thing is to arrange a time piece to the bottom and then a weekend or I did not much expected of example. And this expression reminds us that the household is part of storage! «, says Pauline.
What price to put my garage?
Know that the benefit is generally calculated according to two criteria: the surface to be treated and the level of congestion. These data will define a time of necessary work bill on a base of 40 to 60 euros per hour. For a small garage fairly smoothly, bet on a working day, or about 300 euros not including the necessary amenities in the organization of space.
AND YOU ?
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