7 Tips for Decluttering Your Hastings MN Garage
we have lots of stuff to store…With our great 4 seasons, residents of Hastings,
MN have the opportunity to participate in winter sports and hobbies as well as great
summer activities like boating, camping and outdoor sports. All of these activities require some type of supporting
equipment. Usually without noticing, the
garage can become a place brimming with junk, boxes of stuff, and seasonal toys.
It can quickly become the go-to place for storing things that you aren’t sure
where to put. You may have the best of
intentions to one day go in there and start putting things in their rightful
place (or discarding them); however, life often gets in the way of these plans. After all, wouldn’t you rather go boating on
the beautiful Mississippi or St. Croix Rivers on a sunny day?
summertime approaching us, it’s a great time to rethink your storage solutions
and start clearing your garage of unnecessary clutter. This includes anything
from seasonal décor to yard equipment and even things that might have been
lying around there for months (or years!).
you start this organizing process though, put a plan in place to do so in an
efficient manner. Read our tips below to help you make the most of decluttering
season and keep a clutter-free garage just in time for the warmer weather. This is where Simply Secure Storage of
Hastings MN can help! At Simply Secure
Storage, we have many size storage units that match your needs ranging in size
from small 5x10 units to large 14’x45’ storage units for your boat or
camper. Best of all, we are located
close to home in the new Hastings Industrial Park.
examine the seven steps to organizing your garage.
1. Have a Plan
deciding to take on a project like decluttering and organizing your garage, you
want to have a plan before you start. Have an idea of how you want your garage
to look and how you want to organize so that you can aim towards that
throughout the process. Choose a weekend to start or a day where you won’t
easily be interrupted, busy, or distracted. Make sure to check the weather
beforehand as well, since you most likely won’t want to be outside cleaning and
organizing in the rain. Even if you can’t get it done all in one day or
weekend, do what you can and take your time to ensure everything is getting
2. Reach Out to Friends and
out and organizing your garage can require some heavy lifting, you may want to
get a group of people together so that you have some help when needed. (Remember,
you helped your friends move a few times, it’s time for them to help you out! J ) Their help will allow
you to get the job done much faster. It’ll also be more fun this way, and you
can order pizza and drinks to keep your helpers happy throughout the day.
3. Divide and Conquer
easy to just pile everything into your garage without giving much thought as to
what goes where. However, this can make certain items hard to find and makes
decluttering a longer process. Remember to create zones for your items.
Examples are gardening supplies, tools, and sporting/exercise equipment. Having
designated areas for items simplifies the cleaning/decluttering process and
makes it easier for you to find what you need in the future.
4. Organize Wisely
comes to organizing, make sure to utilize your space wisely. This can mean
putting up vertical shelves and creatively thinking about space. Don’t just
store items and bins on the ground, use overhead space and put in some shelving
units or cabinets to give your garage a cleaner look.
5. Maintain Regularly
course, once you’ve spent the time to clean and organize your entire garage, it
can only stay this way with regular upkeep and maintenance. Be sure to have a
yearly (or seasonal) cleanout, and regularly discard and throw away items you
don’t want or need (instead of keeping them just because you can). Don’t let
your garage get overfilled with junk again, or else you will be overwhelmed every
time you have to clean, organize, or even look at it.
6. Keep Inventory of Items
have a lot of items in your garage and you want to make searching for things
easier, create a spreadsheet or a simple chart so you can quickly identify
which items are where. Keeping inventory of your items like this may seem like
overkill, but it will definitely come in handy and save you time when you are
looking for something in particular.
7. Utilize Self-Storage (at
Simply Secure Storage, Hastings, MN of course!)
even when organizing to the best of your abilities, you may find that your
garage simply does not have enough space for all your stored items. This can
make it seem like your garage is always messy or too full with things. Perhaps
you can barely even find room to park your car in there! If this is the case,
you should consider renting a self-storage unit from Simply Secure Storage to
keep excess items that you don’t want to get rid of just yet. This way, you can
keep your items without having to compromise on space in your garage.
assured that we have great, modern, reasonably priced self-storage units
in Hastings, MN to keep your belongings safe and your home clutter-free. We are
located conveniently close to all Hastings residents and have self-storage
units in every size. Not everyone has
the space or luxury to keep all their belongings neatly at home, and this is
where offsite self-storage can help. For more information on decluttering
and the features of our self-storage facility, please call Simply Secure-Storage
at 651-241-4241 or email us at HastingsMNstorage@gmail.com. We are family owned and always ready and
available to help you make your storage and organization dreams a reality.
Contact us today for more information on our high-quality storage units in a
range of sizes for your convenience.