Organizing the Garage in Your Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer Home

It's time to get in the garage this weekend and organize the summer clutter that accumulated over the past few months. There is no better way to start the new season than with fresh, clean spaces— including your storage areas! Below are a few ideas for beginning the project, from cleaning and clearing to organizing and storing.

Remove all of it
The best way to start organizing your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River or Palmer, even the garage, is by taking all of the items out of the space. Remove every box from the garage and set it outside the door; you'll be surprised how much bigger the space looks and you'll be able to get a read on what you are actually storing. Next, go through the items and separate into "Donate, Keep and Sell" piles. If you haven't used something in the past six months, or didn't even know you had it, consider getting rid of it.

Find your system
There are many storage options for organizing the garage when you're an Alaskan homeowner— overhead storage, cubbies, pegboards, and more. Decide which options will work best for you and your family in Fairbanks and Anchorage and then implement them. You can start to organize with the following systems:

  • Shoe Storage

If you enter your Alaskan home through the garage, it's best to have shoe storage to keep every pair in place. You can build a shoe organizer, or purchase one, to keep them from scattering on the floor and better yet, if you don't allow shoes in your home.

  • Multipurpose Bench

For Alaskan homeowners with kids, a multipurpose bench can become the catchall of your home. A long bench placed next to the home's entrance from the garage with hooks, cubbies and storage baskets helps everyone to remember to take off their coats, shoes and hats before going inside.

  • Overhead Storage

For storage that stays up off of the floor and out of sight is ideal for some Alaskan homeowners in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River or Palmer. These suspended shelving options will hang above the garage door and provide a place to live for those seasonal items you rarely use, including holiday decorations.  

  • Pegboards and Cabinetry

If your garage will serve as a workplace for your home, commercial cabinetry and pegboards can do the trick. Pick up extra cabinetry at a local home maintenance store and begin to organize your tools, cleaning products and yard supplies. Looking for cabinetry that sits up on legs will ensure that snow and water on the floor will not be a problem. 

Is your space just not big enough for your needs this year? Take a rain check on the organizing process until you can settle into a new property in Wasilla, Chugiak, North Pole or ChugachMadden Real Estate has the experience to help you find your next dream home, guaranteed! Our Love It or Leave It Guarantee protects you as a homebuyer— if you don't love the home you purchase, we'll list it for free while you search for another!

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Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate
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