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Three steps for organizing your garage

Organizing the garage may be one of the most feared tasks in household history. According to a recent Gladiator GarageWorks survey, nearly three out of four households can only park one car in their two-car garage, illustrating the need for a serious garage intervention.

There are a few steps that can help homeowners prepare for the ultimate battle against clutter and reclaim their space in the garage:

Clean and prep. Clutter is one of the biggest issues with garage organization. The only way to know what is in the garage is to remove all of the items inside and start with a clean slate. As you remove items from the garage, be realistic about what you do and do not use.

Have a game plan. First, measure the garage so you can make an accurate plan for storage solutions and factor in large items, such as lawn mowers and sporting equipment. Next, decide how to group similar items and what your storage needs are. Start exploring your options with design tools, such as the one at www.gladiatorgw.com, to finalize your plans.

Build your storage system. Use the walls in your garage to get gear off the floor and maximize storage space by choosing storage solutions that are durable and long lasting.

– Family Features

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