Conquering Garage Chaos

Is your car parked outside, covered in snow because your garage has been declared a disaster area? Here are some tips for organizing your garage so you can enjoy the rest of the winter without have to scrape the ice off your windshield. *1. Sort items.* Place everything into one of four piles: keep it, sell it, donate it, or throw it out. *2. Create separate stations.* Keep the workbench in one area, the gardening tools in another. This will make items easier to find. It will also maximize productivity since you'll spend less time wading through piles of junk to find what you need. *3. Utilize wall and ceiling space.* Bulky items like bicycles, sports equipment, folding patio chairs, and snow shovels can be stored on wall hooks or overhead storage racks. *4. Invest in cabinets.* Closed cabinets are a great way to store poisonous items like pesticides, especially if you have young children. Cabinets are also perfect for other things that need to stay clean or out of reach. *5. Set limits.* How many bins of holiday decorations do you really needs? Choose a number, stick with it, and get rid of the rest.
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