The Ultimate Organizing a Garage Quiz

The Ultimate Organizing a Garage Quiz
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Almost every house has a garage, and it's usually the designated storage space for everything from a broken bicycle to the old carpet. It's time to get that place in order, especially if you want to park your car there.
What is the major problem connected with organizing a garage?
the car
accumulation of stuff
The accumulation of all kinds of items is a major problem.
lack of space

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Is it necessary to get rid of all these miscellaneous acquisitions?
Throw out only things that don't look good.
Absolutely, that is the only way to go.
Get organized and you can keep it all.
If everything is properly stored and organized, you might not need to throw out anything.

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What is the best reason for organizing your garage?
You will be able to access whatever you need.
Being able to see and access everything you need is a compelling reason to get organized.
It will look tidier.
You'll have more room for your car.

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In terms of storage space, what is the main characteristic of a garage?
big door
an abundance of floor space
more wall space than floor space
A garage has more wall space than floor space.

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How should you begin?
Move the car out of the garage.
Check the available space.
Determine what space is available after allowing room for your car.
Install good lighting.

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What part of the garage is often overlooked in terms of storage potential?
ceiling
The ceiling is a valuable storage resource. Hooks and shelves installed from the ceiling provide a great deal of storage area.
corners
door

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What is the least expensive way to get your garage organized?
large plastic bags
cardboard boxes
shelves
Well designed shelving need not cost a lot but will help get stuff off the floor and separated into accessible locations.

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If you have plenty of shelf space, what else is needed for efficient organization?
Draw a map showing where everything is.
Put similar things together.
Arrange the items by category, separated by dividers and mark things clearly.
Arrange things from big to small.

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How can you best deal with the numerous small items that pile up?
boxes
Drawers, bins or boxes provide good organizational solutions.
plastic bags
peg-board

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Once you have everything organized and shelved, what next?
Photograph the way things look for future reference.
Now you can put pictures on remaining wall space to brighten the place.
Design and set up a work area.
Most people will want a work or hobby area apart from using the garage for storage.

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Is a well-organized workbench necessary to work more efficiently?
Not really - you need work space more than organization.
Being able to see and access the tools you need will make life easier.
Your work will definitely be easier if you have all you need in clear view and accessible.
A well-organized space indicates you waste too much time organizing

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How can having a garden relate to a garage?
The garage can be a place to store gardening stuff.
If you don't have a garden shed, you will probably store your gardening equipment in the garage.
There is no connection.
Houses that have gardens also have garages.

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If you need to store gardening stuff in your garage, what will you need?
proper ventilation
lower shelves
place to work and to store equipment
You'll need a place to do your gardening magic as well as space to store soil, plants, pots and other stuff.

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Since garage floor space is limited, what should you do about the pots, soil and other garden stuff?
Pile it all in an unused corner.
Careful selected crates and bins will make a compact gardening section.
A carefully designed collection of crates and bins will contribute towards a tidy, compact gardening section.
Keep it all on unused upper shelves.

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Assuming you store recycle bins in the garage, how can you prevent clutter resulting from environmental awareness?
Keep them out of the garage.
Use a single plastic bag attached to the wall.
Use stackable recycle bins.
You can use stackable recycle bins or attach them to the wall to free up floor space.

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