Being organized is a great feeling, and we all want to feel organized in our daily lives. Many of us try to organize our homes by putting things in cupboards and on shelves. We even assign items a specific space with genuine intentions of decluttering our lives.
So, when you declutter the rooms inside your home, where does the extra stuff go?
In most cases, the answer is the garage. The garage is the most common dumping ground for the clutter or stuff we do not want or have room for inside our main living spaces. When was the last time you parked your car in the garage, or were able to walk through your garage? If the answer is ‘I can’t remember’, it’s been too long, and it’s time to reclaim the garage.
What are you supposed to do with all the stuff that’s now accumulated in your garage?
Some folks sell some of their clutter by hosting a garage sale, but odds are they won’t sell all of their clutter...nor do they necessarily want to. Let's be 100% honest - If you really wanted to get rid of all your stuff, you would have disposed of it a long time ago. For most people, their clutter is the stuff that has meaning and value to them, but they don’t have room for it. This clutter may only be used at certain times of the year, and just get in the way when it is not needed. For example, you may not need those Christmas decorations or your snowboard now, but you will when winter rolls around again.
The common garage organization solutions people turn to help solve their clutter problem are cabinets, shelving, and organizational units. There are even custom garage storage systems that people invest in to try to get the most of their garage space. Over the years we’ve learned a few tricks about maximizing garage storage space, such as:
Making the most of your garage space is great, but we often find that even when you use storage tricks and hacks like the ones above, there still isn’t enough space in your garage for what’s supposed to in the garage, especially if your goal is to park your car in there! If you find yourself in this situation, consider a self-storage unit!
A self-storage unit can be your offsite garage, especially for seasonal items. There are so many seasonal items that take up precious space in your home, garage and even drive way. Self storage is a great garage storage solution for a motorcycle, classic car, boat, canoe, jet-ski, snowblower, outdoor recreational items, bikes, scooters, kids play equipment and sports equipment. Many also use self storage for seasonal clothing, footwear and outerwear. Self storage is also great for winter items - shovels, skis, snowboards, snow mobiles, sleds, Christmas decorations and bulky winter clothing. By using a self-storage unit for your seasonal storage needs, you’ll consistently create and have more space in your garage for the things you need or want in there all of the time (like your car) and important seasonal items (like your bikes in the summer, or snowblower in the winter).
Not sure what size storage unit you need for garage storage?
There are many different sizes of storage units to accommodate how much stuff you’d like to move out of your garage (or home). Our locations in Milton and Woodstock offer a wide variety of sizes. Check out our sizing & pricing page for more information and our comparable size chart to help you determine the optimal size to rent for your self storage needs. And don't forget to check out our discounts, for the latest deals and special offers on storage unit rentals at our Milton self-storage facility and Woodstock self-storage facility.
If it’s time to reclaim your garage, contact us about using a self-storage unit to help you with your garage storage needs. We take price in making renting easy and touch-free!
And if you have any garage organization tips or garage storage ideas, we hope you’ll share them.
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