Posted 31 Oct, 2019
ORGANIZE YOUR GARAGE BEFORE WINTER ARRIVES
With the winter months soon approaching and the persistent onslaught of frozen precipitation it’s bound to bring, the time to prepare is now. Many people are putting snow tires on their car, resealing their windows to better trap the heat, and bringing their winter clothing out of storage. But what about your garage? What about that adjacent car haven? All those long summer months of storing newfound treasures and interesting knick knacks might be catching up to you now--but never fear, because there’s still time to organize your garage before winter arrives.
Here’s why you should definitely start thinking about organizing your garage space before winter settles into the land, plus a few tips to help make it easy for you as well.
It will be much Easier to do it Now Rather than Later
Let’s face it, no one is too eager to tread out into a frigid wonderland of snow and ice for some manual labour. The ground will be slippery, the conditions will be uncomfortable, and the sub-zero temperatures will make everything you need to move stick together in an icy embrace.
Cleaning out your garage now, on the other hand, will be a much easier task to undertake. Hauling your beloved items into storage won’t require you to brave the slush-filled roads, working outside will be completely tolerable, and you’ll actually be able to move everything without it all coming out as one massive frozen ball.
If your garage is currently cluttered, this is the best time to get ahead of a potential problem and clean it out while the going is good.
There’s a Good Chance you’ll need the Garage for your Car
Having to scrape away layer after layer of ice off your car every morning can get a little tiresome after the fourth or fifth week of doing it. And that’s why having a garage that can actually accommodate your car is such a handy thing to have in the winter. But if it’s full of items you didn’t get around to moving in time, what was once an automobile haven will now be a land of inconvenience and regret.
Cleaning out your garage now, during the fall, will be paying you dividends well into February. When you turn on a warm, cleared car every morning while you carry a hot travel mug of coffee in one hand and a strong sense of satisfaction in the other, you’ll be glad you organized your garage in time.
Finding what you need will Become much Easier
Don’t you just hate it when the exact tool, snow sled, or item you need stuck way behind a pile of boxes? You can see it, almost touch it, practically taste it, but you can’t get to it. This is yet another likely situation that can be avoided by organizing your garage prior to winter’s onslaught. We recommend separating items for which you truly have a use from items that are better either thrown to the curb or to the donation bin.
Once that’s done, simply take what you do want to keep (but won’t use over the winter) to a storage facility for safe keeping. Then, organize what you will need during the winter into single-file, easily accessible rows along the walls and shelves, ideally leaving enough space to park at least one car. This will help you find everything you need, when you need it, and avoid any potential headaches down the road.
Making it through Winter is all about Preparation
The mindset of proper preparation is one of the prime driving forces behind creating a comfortable and happy winter experience. Organizing your garage in the fall, before winter arrives, can give you a warm sheltered place to park your car, useful storage that’s easily accessed and a happy hearth and home.