Show Notes: Is your garage or workbench a dump? (2/22/14) – On the House

Show Notes: Is your garage or workbench a dump? (2/22/14)

By on February 22, 2014

Is your garage or workbench is a dump?  Don’t know how to get started, so you keep putting it off? James and Morris are real organized guys. They shared some ideas for getting your workbench tools organized and easy to find and use.  And don’t forget to clean them as you put them away.

If you want to get your car back into the garage how about a “Garage Clean-up Weekend” Here are six tips to get your garage clean and organized:


1. Use as much vertical and ceiling space as possible. This rule is particularly important if you’re planning to keep your car here. Make sure you’ll have room to pull the car in without running into — or over — anything.

2. Before reorganizing, try taking everything out of your garage. Looking at the space you have as a blank canvas can give you a better idea of what you’re working with. Working with a clean slate can help you decide which areas are best to designate for certain activities.

3. Decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away. When you find yourself questioning a particular item, ask yourself: -Do I love it? Do I need it? When was the last time I used this?

If I donated it, could it be safely used by another person?

Recycle and donate as much as possible, and dispose of paint and other hazardous waste safely.

4. Group like items together so they’re easy to find. Put frequently-used items — drinks, paper towel, toilet paper, cleaning materials — on a handy shelf.

5. Decide which area of the garage is going to be used for what purpose. Think carefully about what you want your garage to be used for, and the best possible way this space can be divided.

6. Label absolutely everything. If you’re tired of drawers and bins full of a hodgepodge of nails, screws, and bolts, take the time to sort each piece by type and label your storage container.

We found this terrific article on garage organization at one of our favorite websites,

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