Although cleaning your garage can be one of the biggest – and perhaps most daunting – task of any homeowner to take on, investing time into decluttering and organizing the space does have many benefits. In this article, we’re looking at the most valuable benefits of creating a mess-free space.
- You can Save/Earn Money.
Having your tools and other items organized and knowing where they are located can save money by reducing the likelihood that you will purchase a double of a given item. Moreover, you are likely to find that you have doubles of items that could be sold online, or items that are of no use anymore that could also be sold.
- Increased Well-Being.
A garage can be a source of much stress for various reasons, which can have a negative emotional impact. One study found that clutter negatively impacts your ability to focus and process information. However, knowing that the garage is clutter-free and is a visually appealing space will do a lot for your mental well-being.
- Improved Safety.
Your garage will be a much safer place for yourself and your family without any nails or screws on the ground or boxes to trip over, all of which are safety hazards.
- Additional Space.
The additional space that will come from having an organized space means that you will have room for storing other important belongings, like the family car or seasonal patio furniture.
- Time Saving.
Knowing where everything is will save you a lot of time and make your life much easier when you eventually need to retrieve something from the garage.
- Bikes, Snowmobiles, And Other Small Vehicles Will Likely Be In Better Condition.
An increase in space will not only allow you to store recreational vehicles or equipment indoors where there wasn’t space before (therein protecting them from the elements), but this increased space will allow you to store them in a way that ensures they stay in top condition, such as storing bikes on a rack, for example.
- A Reduction in Animal or Bug Infestations.
A clean and sanitary space will discourage rodents, other small animals and bugs from making a home in your garage.
- Increase in Productivity.
Having an organized space, especially with a garage worktop, is likely to motivate you to actually use it. You may find yourself tackling DIY projects that you never got around to doing because you simply didn’t have the room to work.
During the process of cleaning and organizing your garage, you are surely to find a lot of junk that is beyond salvaging. If that’s the case, contact our team at Junk It!. We will remove all of your excess junk quickly, efficiently and hassle-free.Written March 22, 2016 by