Photography by Manuel Rodriguez | Styling by Anthony Santelli
It's time to tidy the tools, put away the paintbrushes and sort the space in your garage. With our foolproof easy action plan, you'll be prepped for winter in no time.
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2. Clear out & divide
Remove everything from your garage and place in one of three areas: keep, donate/sell or throw out.
Sweep the floor, hose it down, get rid of cobwebs and remove oil stains.
Arrange your keep pile into sections, such as hardware and tools; sports and recreation; automotive; yard maintenance; winter property maintenance; and major equipment (lawn mower, snowblower).
5. Review & allocate
Take stock of your items to estimate the size of the workstation and the number of bins, shelves and hooks you'll need. Map out enough space to park your car and store large equipment.
6. Put the plan into action
Hang ladders, rakes, bicycles and other less used or awkwardly shaped items on the wall or ceiling to save more shelving space for your bins. Put smaller items in clear bins and store them in designated areas.
7. Maintain & enjoy
Label your bins, and check back on your layout periodically to keep the organization system up to date.
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