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If you’re lucky enough to have a garage, chances are, it’s not empty. If you’re like most people, your garage has become an out of sight, out of mind dumping ground for rarely used items. Generally speaking, the average garage is large enough to house both your car and some storage but it does require some careful planning and some maintainance along the way. Our storage experts have a few great tips to help you reclaim the garage and get your clutter under control.

Sort

Sorting through the garage tends to be the last thing on the to-do list, especially if the space has become a vortex of miscellaneous items. Start by looking through the garage and making a list of what’s in there. Before you start sorting, think about what you actually need to keep in the garage and how often you use each item. Spare beds and seasonal items like camping and sporting equipment are used a lot less frequently than a car, and might be better off stored elsewhere. Now that you’ve got an idea of what’s hiding in your garage, begin taking everything out and sorting your items into categories.

Store

With the contents of your garage now spread across your driveway, it’s time to think about what to store and where to store it. Garages generally aren’t waterproof or dustproof environments, so items like furniture, mattresses and camping equipment might be in danger of damage. High use, practical items like tools, spare paint and cleaning equipment can easily be organised and stored in the garage while still giving you enough room to use the space to it’s full potential. When it comes to your bulkier items like furniture or seasonal items like camping equipment, self storage units are generally a safer and more cost effective way to keep your items organised and protected.

Cost

People are often put off by the potential cost of mobile self storage, but the reality is that using your garage as a storage facility actually costs you more. Rummaging through your garage to find that missing bag of tent pegs is not only frustrating, but also time consuming.  Mobile self storage is a convenient and cost-effective way to get your garage back and keep your unused items clean and safe. Our online storage calculator can help you work out how much space you need, so you only pay for what you use.