• Lahni Carney

Day 19: Garage

Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 19 of our How to Organize Your Entire Home in 20 Days series! You have been working so hard and we are so close to having your entire house organized.

Today’s project is a big one, but no worries, you know what to do!

Up today, your garage! This area is another great space to get the entire family involved since the items in there are a combination of your's, your partner's and your kid's --no need to do all of the hard work without some help. Let’s get started!

PC: Clean Organized Family Home

The first step to organizing your garage is to (that's right!) pull everything out from the space.

Start taking everything off the shelves, out of boxes, from within the cabinets and off the walls and pile it all into different piles in the garage and on the driveway. (This is a perfect activity to get some time in the outdoors!).

The best way to keep this project efficient is to put things in categories (the piles we talked about) AS you are pulling things off the shelves and out of boxes.

Make groups of similar items like sports equipment, tools, holiday decorations, toys, outdoor gear and anything else you store in your garage.

After you have made broad groups of everything in your garage, start sorting through those groups and dividing them into even smaller groups.

The more specific and detailed you can get for each group, the better your garage will look and function at the end.

Sort sports equipment into groups based on what kind of sport it is (all of the baseball equipment into a group, all of the basketball equipment into a group, all of the workout gear into a group, etc.).

Then move onto the tools and group all of the similar tools together (power tools with each other, hammers with each other, screwdrivers with each other, etc.).