Organizing your Garage

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Has your garage become a mess of boxes, old furniture, and unused items? If so, now is the time to get your garage back before the cold winter weather takes over. To get your garage back in working order you may need the help of a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo. We can safely store the items that have been taking up space in your garage. We have also gathered some tips and tricks for you to try while you are organizing your garage. 

Use Vertical and Ceiling Space
If you are like most, you will want to save room on the garage floor for your car, truck, or off-road vehicles. You can easily store the other items you are keeping in your garage on the wall or up in the ceiling space you have available. To help you do this you will want to install organizational peg boards for your tools, hooks for your larger gardening tools, and shelving for the rest of your items. Organize in a way that will work best for you and your needs.

Empty it Out

Before you start on the process of organizing your garage you will want to get it completely emptied out. This will give you a better idea of what you have in your garage. After you have all of your items out of the garage you can properly sort through what you have and decide what you should keep, toss, or place in a storage unit at All American Storage in San Mateo. Keep only what you use most often or what you prefer to have close by. Place any out of season items in your storage unit to make room for the items you need most often. 

Clean it Up
After you have completely emptied out your garage you will want to give it a good cleaning. Sweep out any dirt or debris that has accumulated over time. Wipe down any flat surfaces and clear out any unwelcome pests. You will want to have a clean space to place all of your items in.

Plan it Out
As you are beginning to put away items you will want to go in with a plan. Create specific zones for each item and decide how you will organize it. Do you need a tool bench and peg board for your tools? How about wire racks for items you need to store off the floor of the garage? Going in with a plan will help you to complete the organization process of your garage.

Before the cold winter weather hits you will want to take the time to give yourself the organized garage you have always wanted. All American Self Storage in San Mateo can help you complete your goal while providing you with the safe and secure storage unit you need. Call us today to learn more about the sizes of storage units we have available.

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