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SNAP HACKS: Organize Your Garage In a Snap

SNAP HACKS: Organize Your Garage In a Snap

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    1. Sort through belongings, keeping only items used regularly. Toss the rest.
    2. Hose down your garage so you can start with a clean slate.
    3. Use Snapware storage containers to quickly organize your garage.

Summer’s here. Time to give your garage a spring-cleaning! With longer days, warmer weather and plenty of time for full-day projects, this season is ideal for outdoor organization.

If you dread the task, it’s easy to avoid. So, we’ve broken it down into quick solutions that make organizing so simple, you’ll actually enjoy it. Here’s the how-to.

KICK CLUTTER TO THE CURB

Organization best starts with reorganization. Pull everything into the driveway, survey the lot, decide what you need and what’s just taking up space. Then toss liberally.

If you haven’t used it in the last 6 months, you probably don’t need it. Toss unused items into a donation bin (or garbage can) and clear it out. Having less to store makes organizing so much less stressful.

SET UP FOR SUCCESS

Time to give it a good hose-down. A clean slate makes it easy to plan a reorg strategy. If you’re in a high-drought area or have limited time, skip the spray and sweep or vacuum floors instead.

SNAP HACKS

With your space spick and span, move like items into piles. Once you know what you need to store, it’s time to shop. Buy bins big enough to fit each stack—but not too large. A perfect-fit box will make the most of your space and make it more likely to stay tidy. A few ideal containers:

1. Play Station

If you’ve got kids, you’ve got stuff. Create a custom play station where sports equipment, jump ropes and other playthings can be kept. Set up a wire shelving rack at kid height and store similar items in SNAPWARE® SMART STORE® HOME STORAGE CONTAINERS 16″ X 9″. Attach sticker labels to each bin, so kiddos can help keep everything organized. Move seasonal toys to the top of the garage, then swap spots when winter arrives.

2. Nuts and Bolts

For small trinkets that tend to get scattered, SNAPWARE® SNAP ‘N STACK® 2 LAYER 6″ X 9″ STORAGE CONTAINER W/ DIVIDER TRAYS is an ideal solution. Simply sort and divide, pop pieces into keepers and snap shut. No more fumbling around for lost hardware.

3. Simply Screws

Keep fasteners together in bulk buckets with the SNAPWARE® AIRTIGHT FOOD STORAGE 10-PC SQUARE CANISTER SET. When it’s project time, these easy-grip containers can go straight to your work site. Need a nail or screw? Flip the lid and grab what you need. Such a handy way for handymen to stay organized.

4. Smart Storage

Utilize your garage to the max with sliding storage on the ceiling. For the handy DIY’er, this project from The Family Handyman is just one weekend away. Pack up seasonal decor, camping equipment and other less-used items into SNAPWARE® SMART STORE® 20″ X 12″ HOME STORAGE CONTAINER and slide your way to more space.

With these clever hacks in place, you can organize in a snap and keep that garage looking great all year long.

EXPERT TIPS

YOUR TURN: Share photos of your organized garage and show us how you incorporated these ideas at your house. Don’t forget the hashtag #snapware!