STORAGE TIPS

Reclaim Your Garage

Posted on April 19, 2022

To reclaim your garage, start by emptying it and putting things in storage.

To reclaim your garage, start by emptying it and putting things in storage.

Everyone has a garage or knows someone who does. Out of those garages, how many are actually used for their intended use of parking vehicles? Most have become the primary storage place within a house. It's time to reclaim your garage and get organized so you can park your vehicle inside. Once you decide to organize your garage, keep that number one goal of parking your car in your garage in mind; and don't sway from that.


Where To Begin

Pick a nice day and begin by removing everything so you are starting with a blank slate. Next, give your garage a good sweep and clean. As you pull things out of the garage, create organized piles of stuff you are keeping, things you can sell, items to donate, and belongings that have lived their lives and need to go to the landfill.

If your garage is completely full and you aren't confident you can do it in one day, consider renting a portable storage container to store items in until you have more time. Be careful; you don't want your storage container rental to become another dumping ground as your garage has been.


Create Functional Storage

Create functional storage options before loading everything back in, including drawers and shelves. Utilize the walls and ceiling to maximize storage space. Remember, parking your vehicle is your goal.

If you need to clean out your garage, you have a lot of belongings. There's nothing wrong with that, but you might want to rent a self-storage locker to keep all of them. Storage units are a great way to store seasonal items and more oversized items that aren't in use, such as bikes, motorcycles, and small boats, depending on the size of the public storage unit you rented. If you are unsure what size you need, check out Space Centre's handy calculator.

Once you have moved what you can to your storage rental, neatly put your belongings back in the garage. A great way to organize is to keep similar items with each other.

Space Storage Centre has been serving Kelowna residents since 1985 and is the largest storage facility in Kelowna, consisting of 11 properties. 


Talk to the storage experts at Space Centre to learn more about decluttering your garage.


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