TIPS FOR ORGANIZING
When you choose GarageTek, you will be on your way from cluttered and dangerous to clean and safe! The most important aspect is to concentrate on your organizational requirements and the intended uses for your garage. Here are a few simple steps that will allow you to have the cleanest garage in the world for the rest of your life.
- SET AWAY TIME
Prior to your installation, take some time to assess what is currently stored in your garage. A thorough examination will allow you to discard all broken and unused items while categorizing your valuable possessions. All existing organizational systems must be dismantled. Consider enlisting the help of the entire family so that everyone can make their own decisions about their belongings.
- EMPTY OUT
Each person has a unique organizational style. Some people prefer to empty the garage and then return only the items they want to keep, whereas others weed out unwanted items as they organize them into piles. Whatever method you use, make a point of inspecting everything in the garage and deciding whether it belongs in the Store, Donate, Recycle, or Dump pile. Depending on the level of clutter in your garage, you may want to consider renting a dumpster or sharing one with a neighbor who wants to clean up the garage as well. For a recycling collection facility near you, go to earth911.com.
- ZONE PLANNING
You have planned for the uses of your garage as part of your decision to install a GarageTek Organization System, whether it is parking the car, storage, or creating an area for kids to play or do a hobby, or all of the above. Keep the following zones in mind as you sort through your garage contents:
– Childrens’s sports equipment and toys
– Cleaning products and chemicals
– Household/Pantry supplies
– Lawn and Garden
– Memorabilia and collectibles
– Seasonal storage
Be methodical, as the more items you can group together in related categories, the easier it will be to see what you want to keep, what you have in duplicate, and what you no longer want or need. Adopt the rule that if something hasn’t been used in the last 12 months, it’s no longer needed.
- LABELED BINS STORE
Place items in labeled plastic bins to protect your belongings that will be stored in the garage from climate changes as well as unwanted pests, particularly paper and fabric. Once these items are stored in GarageTek overhead racks, shelves, and cabinets, this approach will allow you to know exactly what is inside and easily find what you need.
- CONSIDER SAFETY
Every aspect of the GarageTek Storage System is built with safety in mind. We have made a commitment to ensuring that homeowners address the hidden dangers in the forgotten room in order to avoid preventable accidents. With the installation, you will be able to keep your family safe by achieving three objectives: getting everything off the floor, installing slip-resistant flooring, and ensuring adequate lighting, especially right outside the doors. In our Garage Safety section of the site, you can get a free checklist as well as a variety of tips.
- GET READY TO HAVE FUN
Once you have everything you need in your garage, place everything in the center of the garage so the installation team can get to work right away. You will have the GarageTek Organization System and everything will be ready to put away in 1-2 days. You can’t even fathom the sense of accomplishment. There will be no more trash, dirt, or clutter.