Organizing your garage can be a daunting prospect but with determination and patience, you can easily have a space that doesn’t stress you out every time you go in it. I’ve seen a lot of garages and while each one is different, they all have one thing in common; too much stuff. The garage tends to be the dumping ground for old photos, books, exercise equipment, maybe a waffle maker you’ve never used. Or two waffle makers because you forgot you bought the first one. But now the garage has become overwhelming and you’ve got to do something about it.
Here are some tips to getting your garage into shape once and for all:
After all your hard work the things you’re keeping will be accessible and easy to put back. So pick a weekend, set up the companies taking things away and get some bins (keep the receipt!). When you’re finished with the garage, you can feel even better knowing that there’s a happy family enjoying fresh waffles thanks to you. (Truth be told, waffles are overrated, pancakes are the way to go).
Some might say Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, but I’d venture to say for most adults, that destination is nothing compared to a trip to Costco on a Sunday morning. The crowds are the same, but Costco comes with a slice of really good, $1.99 pizza. But before you hand your membership card to a sales associate be aware of the dangers of your trip, both financially and with how it impacts your storage space.
We all know the best part of Costco are the deals. It’s got a lot of everything and everything and everything. And we all want everything. But everything can be an organizing nightmare. Five million paper dessert plates might look enticing, if you’re opening a restaurant, but for the normal shopper, it’s not productive. They are taking up precious real estate in your garage. Here are five tips to manage your Costco purchases:
Your Costco trip doesn’t have to be a storage nightmare if you are judicious with your purchases. Make sure you’ve got the space to store the stuff, make sure you actually need the stuff, and make sure take advantage of those Disneyland discount tickets. The kids need to have a fun time, too.