To organize a garage, gather the necessary materials, clean the garage floor, de-clutter using categories, and plan and organize your belongings into zones. Utilize all storage space, and maintain the organization by performing regular cleaning and organization tasks.
- Gather materials
Gather the materials necessary to complete the task. This includes a strong vacuum cleaner or shop vac, a broom and dust pan, and heavy duty garbage bags. Bins, shelves and hooks may be necessary to assist with storage.
- Clean the floor
Clean the entire garage floor using a strong vacuum cleaner, a shop vac, or a broom and dust pan. Treat and clean any oil or chemical stains on the garage floor.
- De-clutter into categories
De-clutter the garage by placing items in the driveway in categories such as "trash," "donate" and "keep." Dispose of and/or donate the appropriate items.
- Organize items into zones
Organize all the items from the "keep" category into zones in your garage. For example, organize all of the automobile-related items into an "auto zone" or all of the sports equipment in a "sports" zone.
- Utilize storage space
Utilize all storage space by stacking bins, hanging shelves and hanging hooks to organize all the items neatly.
- Maintain organization
Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the garage by vacuum or sweeping on a regular basis and by putting all items back where they belong after use.