As the weather warms up, there’s no better time to organize your warehouse or garage and welcome spring.
Warehouses and garages often tend to go unnoticed and ignored when cleaning. But on a sunny day, organizing clutter can be a great way to free up some fresh air and space.
- start from scratch
When it comes to cleaning, it’s often best to start all over from scratch. By removing everything from the area, you get a new slate to organize your belongings. You can also discover more items that can be removed, so you have more space.
- Don’t be afraid to deep clean
Once everything is removed, the best starting point is to thoroughly clean your garage or warehouse. Now is a great time to control pests and prevent damage such as decay or weathering.
- Create a designated area for your belongings
Once you’ve emptied a warehouse, one way to reorganize its contents is to create zones. You can do this in an open space by dividing items into categories. These “zones” can be organized by season or frequency of use to ensure accessibility and give you a clear idea of where to go.
- Be strict about your stay.
After you create a zone, go through the content, when was the last time you used each item, and are you planning to use it in the future? If the answer is no, it’s probably time to get rid of it. This frees up space for the things you use and prevents you from hanging on to things you no longer need.
- Unleash your creativity with storage space
Once you have discarded content you no longer need, there may be many items left that need to be put back into storage.
One way to effectively manage this is to use storage creatively. Here’s how to do it: Build shelves and utilize old cupboards or drawers to collect small items like tools and nails. There are hundreds of organization videos for inspiration.
- order is key
After you implement your archiving solution, you need to organize your items by frequency of use. This will save you time when looking for items you use frequently. Searching for items when they are not easy to find is one of the most common causes of clutter.