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TIME TO ORGANIZE YOUR GARAGE OR BASEMENT!
What's the messiest junk collecting area of your home? Most people agree that it's a close tie between the garage and the basement. These are convenient, out of sight storage places to stash junk you don't know where else to put. But wouldn't you like a garage and basement to be clutter free?
Here are a few tips from author and fellow Professional Organizer, Sandra Felton from her The Messies Superguide book:
1. Try to keep the floors free of clutter.
2. Don't use floors for storage.
3. Invest in some cheap shelving units, or save and stack sturdy cardboard boxes such as
fruit cartons (make sure they're the same size) to make your own shelving
4. Use the ceiling…all those handy beams and joists…to hang up bicycles, lawn chairs,
backpacks, an other light bulky items. Hardward stores sell large, vinyl-covered hooks for
5. Use walls to hang up smaller items and items you use more often. Nail a ready-cut piece
of pegboard to exposed studs and use S-hooks to hang up gardening equipment, tools,
and sports gear.
6. If you recycle trash, keep labeled garbage cans or large boxes in an easily accessible
area. Enlist the help of family members in keeping these organized.
7. Keep a large piece of heavy cardboard on the floor of the garage where you park your
car. It will catch any oil or antifreeze drips that would otherwise stain the garage floor
and be potentially hazardous to pets who might lick these areas and ingest the poison.
8. Finally, remember, practice fire prevention in your basement 365 days of the year. Get
rid of piles of newspapers, old paint cans, and oily rags, especially around furnaces or in
unventilated areas. There are less dramatic ways to get rid of clutter than burning the
posted on: 5/11/2010 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side
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