There is no worse feeling than the sense of things catching up on us. everyone goes through it, from time-to-time things can get on top of us. This is the same for life, for school, for work and for our living spaces! It is especially true for the garage. The garage can be used as a sort of dumping ground. Since nobody can see it, we tend to neglect its proper care more than another room. Think about it; in the kitchen there are assigned drawers for everything, a press where certain foodstuffs go, and even labels to show where items go. Everything has an exact place. However, a garage is not the same as this. Garages have things strewn in all directions, boxes piled high, items toppling over one another and buried far below the next. Sometimes, it can be an ordeal to get an old object out of the garage as the mess surrounding the object is too difficult to navigate through. This is not a recent phenomenon; it has been this way since the dawn of man! However, it does not need to stay this way, there is something that can be done about it, if you so wish. Therefore, this article is here to help. Today, we will shine some light on the implications a messy garage can have on your life and how you can fix the problem with some easy steps.
The Mess is More Trouble than it is Worth
So, what are the benefits of having the messy, disorganized garage that we are so familiar with? Well, on one hand, it allows for us to simply walk into the garage and place any given item wherever we please. This is beneficial, as it may save on time, in the initial stage. However, over the long run, this will cost you time. For all the seconds you save by throwing an item anywhere, you will cost minutes down the line when you have to carefully remove objects in order to find what you are looking for. The mess will come back to bite you, this is true. Do yourself a favour, do not clutter the garage and save the hassle.
There is no Peace of Mind
When an area is visibly easy, crowded and cluttered, it directly affects our mental wellbeing. Studies have proven that our cortisol levels are much higher in environments that we deem not to be organized and clean. This may link back to our primal days where messi was associated with disease. Therefore, a garage that is messy will confer on you this feeling of stress every time that you enter it. Do not subject yourself to this torture. The fix is easy, tidy it up. However, you may ask ‘how does one begin the process of healing?’, well, here are some ways in which you can begin to clean your garage.
Treat your garage like a kitchen. You would not mix the knives with the spoons, and vice versa. Therefore, why should you throw different tools, screws, nuts and bolts into the same drawer as one big mess? It is madness when you put it like this. However, we still do it. It makes it nearly impossible to find what we are looking for, and the ordeal of trying to find anything causes stress alone besides from the visual of the garage. You need to organize your various components into the same, or similar, groupings. This can be easily done through the use of garage drawers and garage shelving. All you need to do is label these drawers and shelves and you will have an organized unit!
A Garage is Not the Place for Junk
Have you heard of the phrase ‘hoarder’? A hoarder is a person who keeps unnecessary junk. The garage is the perfect place for a hoarder to store their precious treasures. This is the single biggest reason for the cluttered garage. People hoard all sorts of things. These range from old televisions, newspapers, radios, anything. The most infectious of these in a garage is the keeping of old motor vehicles. You would be surprised at the number of people who keep an old, disused motor vehicle in their garage. This is madness when you think of it. The old motor is literally sitting there collecting dust and blocking the way. Either get it fixed or get rid of it. Here is a link to find more information about auto-body repairs.
It is time to clean your garage. Do not let it affect your life any longer. Make the decision today to sort it out. You will feel better for it, we promise you that, there is no doubt. Follow these tips and you will see a large difference in your life! Look here for further information on the efficient building of a home.