Keeping your garage neat and organized is far easier said than done. However, getting your garage in proper order can save you from a lot of unnecessary headaches. With proper garage organization, you may also reduce the risk of property getting lost or damaged. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some telltale signs that it’s time to clean out and organize your garage.
1. Parking Difficulties
A garage that is filled with boxes may not have enough room for vehicles to easily park within. While garages are designed to protect cars and the like from bad weather, many homeowners treat them as storage units. If you have fallen behind on your cleaning and fallen into this camp, it’d be wise to clean up and organize your garage to make room. Sheltering vehicles is the primary purpose of a garage, after all. Furthermore, organizing your garage today may save you from expensive vehicle repair bills caused by weather or other unforeseen accidents in the future.
2. Smelling Mildew
Mildew and other types of mold love damp, dark places. Cluttered garages, meanwhile, tend to have both of these qualities. Mildew could damage your property, and mitigating mold can get expensive quickly. If you’re starting to smell mildew in your garage, it’s smart to set aside time to address it quickly.
3. Lost Possessions
If you have a well-organized garage, finding stuff is often a cinch. You’ll know what shelf your tools are on or what box you stored your holiday decorations in. Even if you forget specifics, searching through a well-organized garage is often quite easy. However, if your garage is cluttered, you may be tearing boxes and shelves apart in search of what you need. Ultimately, a clean and organized garage can save you from a lot of headaches.
According to Garage Overhaul, more than half of homeowners plan to reorganize their garages within the next two years. Yet the simple fact is that many will fail to do so, and even among those who do tackle the project, their efforts may still fall short of their aspirations. If you need help with garage organization, feel free to reach out to us at Maryland Garage Concepts, where our garage storage shelves, cabinets, and more could be just what you need.