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5 steps to reclaiming your garage

Innovations open up storage possibilities

Yeah, I know, you don't want to face it. But summer's over, and it's time to put all the warm-weather toys away. And if you're one of those people who've been leaving their $25,000 car outside all winter to create room for a $100 tent, maybe it's time for a little garage cleaning and reorganization! Reclaiming your garage may seem like a pretty daunting task, especially if it's been a dumping ground for years. But trust me -- it's doable. Break it down into the following five steps, done over five days or weekends (depending on just how much clutter you're dealing with). Once you're done, you'll be amazed at how much room you have, and how much easier your storage life becomes -- and how nice it is to have the car inside again! Step 1: Get rid of what you don't need Start by moving everything out of the garage. As you do, separate it into three piles: Keep, Sell/Donate, and Toss. What goes into the Keep pile should be only those things that you really need to keep. In the ...