Garage InteriorTraditional Garage, Toronto

This is an example of a traditional two-car garage in Toronto. —  Houzz
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Laura Gaskill added this to 7-Day Plan: How to Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organised Garage24 May 2020

What to keepImportant memorabilia.Things you have used within the past 12 months.Things you have a definite plan to use in the near future (such as workout gear you forgot you owned).Spare materials for your home, such as paint and tiles.Categorise your keepersHoliday decorations.Gardening supplies.Home improvement tools.Paint and home repair items.Car care and washing equipment.Cherished memorabilia.Seasonal gear.Large sports equipment.Miscellaneous items.Get rid of everything elseThinking you might someday want to use something is not a good reason to keep it. Each item you keep that you do not use, love or truly need is taking up precious space in your home and in your life, space that could be used for something more worthwhile. Give it away, sell it, pass it on, let it go.

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Organised Chaos Ireland added this to 10 Tips to Get Your Garage Set to Rights31 July 2016

2. Make some roomStart by clearing some floor space. Move items on the floor right over into the corners. You need room to move around in order to pull items out and sort through them. Not only does a clear floor give you room to manoeuvre, it also lets the space breathe. Even though all you’ve done is push items to the walls and corners, the feeling of space is good for your head. Now it’s time to declutter. Take one wall at a time and slowly move around the room. Pull items into your free floor space, put things you don’t want into bin bags or in a pile to recycle, and place items you do want to keep to one side. As you go around the garage, the messy side will start to reduce, the clean side will have items you want to keep and the recycling pile will hopefully be filling up by the minute!

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Spacesmiths added this to 12 Questions to Ask Before Buying a House in New Zealand21 April 2016

12. Is there enough storage?Answer for most people: there is never enough storage. Remember that canny sellers will have decluttered their real-life junk before the open home, so check out what potential there is to fit your family’s gear.

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Robin Braithwaite added this to 10 Outdoor Jobs to Get Done in February19 December 2015

3. Organise your garageA well-organised garage should reflect your current life, not your future intentions. Nor should it be filled with past hordes. Try to work from a clean slate. Take everything out of the garage, categorising as you go. Sort the clutter into piles for sale or the charity shop and take it there immediately before you change your mind. Give the space a good clean, then designate spaces for various items, using as much of the vertical and ceiling space as possible – try to get everything off the floor and onto shelves. Consider installing pegboard on the walls to make it easy to add hooks and hangers – you can then adjust them over time to suit your needs. If you’re lucky enough to have exposed trusses, use them. If not, consider installing ceiling-suspended shelving. Use labelled storage boxes to keep everything organised and easy to locate. Finally, don’t rush this process, set aside a weekend to do a thorough job. It will be worth it.Five fabulous garages