Imagine how amazing it would be to be able to park inside your concrete garage rather than it being filled with a load of rubbish? Well what if we told you, we could give you tips on how to be able to do just that.
That’s right, here are our top tips on how to completely clean out your concrete garage so you can maximise its space. If you’re looking at having a concrete garage built, look no further than Dencroft Garages, give them a call and their lovely, experienced staff will help you with all your needs.
Make a clean-out plan
The process of cleaning out your concrete garage will be made a lot easier if you have a step-by-step plan that clearly outlines what you’re doing. Here’s what you need to do:
- Decide where certain items will go by splitting them in to different categories. For example, keep, throw away, sell give to charity etc.
- If you sell items, decide where you will sell them – Online or at a car boot sale
- Choose how you are going to get rid of the items – Take it to the tip, get rid yourself or hire someone to take it away for you.
Make the ‘keep criteria’ minimal
When deciding on what to keep, make sure you set ground rules, so you have a clear outline of what stays and what goes. If you are completely cleaning out the garage, you can’t have a large number of items you want to keep, you need to be ruthless.
Rules such as these will make sure your keep pile will be kept to a minimum. Keep:
- Things you’ve used in the past year
- Items in working condition. Throw away those things you’ve been ‘meaning to fix’
- Tools you can’t easily borrow from a friend or rent
Take everything out
There is no point in trying to clear out your concrete garage and sort them in to keep or throw whilst stood in your garage with it all around you. The best practice is to clear an area at a time on to your drive or in to another room and to sort it in there.
Not only does it clear space quicker, it also allows you to see the space you have to work with once it is all clear and helps you decide what form of storage is needed.
Sorting is key
With your ‘keep criteria’ firmly in mind, designate areas for the items you’re going to sell, the items you’re keeping and items that are being sold.
Get the bin bags, cardboard boxes and bins ready, you’re going to need them. Use these for items which are going to the tip, and those that are being donated to charity, it keeps them separate, and if you sort as you go, it saves you from packing and organising it all at the end.
Now you have decided what you are keeping and what you aren’t, your number of items should be significantly lower, which will make the organisation a lot easier.
You now need to choose your storage units, we recommend:
- Shelving units for items you use frequently
- Pegboard for tools
- Wall hooks for larger tools such as shovels
- Cabinets for less frequently used items
For some more innovative and creative ways to organise your garage, check out this fascinating article!