How to Reorganize a Garage on a Budget

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Reorganizing a garage on a budget is a daunting task, but weeding out the items for donation or the garbage and finding containers to store everything else in is a great start. Shop at a consignment store for inexpensive shelving to organize a messy garage with instructions from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to reorganize your garage on a budget. Depending on whose domain it is, you may want to write these tips down and hand a list to your husband and let him do it. It's not like you would ask him to reorganize the laundry room, first and foremost. Second of all, you may want to supervise if your husband's a pack rat because the best secret to storage solutions for anything is get rid of it. Get rid of the stuff. If you don't need it, get rid of it. Of course keep, you know, emergency flashlights and your bicycles if you still ride 'em. If you don't, get rid of 'em. There's other people who would want 'em. Take 'em to Goodwill and the next thing you need to do is find the stuff that you are going to keep and get, you know, some boxes for 'em. You may go with cardboard boxes. They're of course a lot cheaper, and if you need shelves to put your boxes on, you can go to your local consignment store and find maybe even old bookshelves that are worn down. If they're made of wood, they're going to last for a long time. They may not be pretty, but they'll probably be perfect for your garage. So buy some old bookshelves or you can find metal ones like these, aluminum. A lot of times, those are a lot cheaper than having custom cabinets or something like the that built in your garage. Another thing is, hooks are so cheap. Go to your local hardware store and find some hooks to hang stuff like your bicycles or your wires or house decorations, mops, brooms, hooks are super cheap. Or in this case, look you can even get just nails. You can hang stuff on nails. It's easy. The problem will be solved if you can just get stuff out of your way and take stuff to Goodwill. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you reorganize your garage on a budget.

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