Monday, Dec 10, 2018

Category: Organize your garage

Garage Cleaning Tool Tips with The BenchtopPRO

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With the first signs of Spring right around the corner, The BenchtopPRO  is providing  monthly “Tool Tips” which provide you, the PRO Blog readers with tips for your tools, sports equipment, garage, car, truck, boat, and motorcycle   Where to begin?  Of course, where it is all stored…THE JUST TOO SMALL GARAGE.

 

“Tool Tips” for Garage Spring Cleaning

If the winter has left your garage a mess, there is help. With a few simple steps you can get your garage ready for the heavy use it will see during Spring and Summer.  A clean, organized garage will help provide the motivation needed to begin all those necessary projects we have to complete during the Spring and Summer months.  Follow these “Tool Tips” to help improve your focus on the tasks at hand and keep your frustration at bay:

  • Create a Plan – The first step is often the hardest, develop a plan that includes a timeline and outlines the layout and storage needs for the garage. Determine what you use daily, weekly and rarely, creating a plan that puts the most frequently used tools close at hand. A timeline can help you stay focused and most importantly, get the family involved.
  • Decide on an Organization System – Choices are numerous as are the prices.  On the low end you can start with a pegboard and hooks plus basic shelving sets. You can also consider adding shelves on wheels which are helpful when cleaning your garage floor. On the high end there are intricate systems that, when set up, organize your entire garage and equipment. These systems might seem like the way to go, but keep in mind that the price will increase quickly with each added component.

Resolution 2013: Organize Your Garage

Over the course of a year our garages can end up with excess clutter and chaos.  Many of us want our garage space for what is important to us, such as our cars, our tools and our BenchtopPRO!  So, by getting organized we can have all our space and plenty of room for storage too. 

Holly Reich of Vroomgirls recently wrote about getting the garage organized.  She consulted with Lisa Lennard, an organizing expert at California Closets (www.californiaclosets.com.)  She offered these 5 tips to get the process going.

  1. Clean – Take everything out of the garage and giving the space a good cleaning.  Painting might be a good idea and this is the perfect time to do it.
  2. Group – Set up piles for various categories such as tools, home improvement, sports equipment, seasonal items,  gardening items, and so on.  Also, don’t forget to set a pile for donations and one for trash.
  3. Assess – Look at the items in each pile and determine if you really need it, want it ,or can do without it. Try to eliminate as much as you can.