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Messy Garage Clean Up

Shannon Lush shows how to clean up a messy garage or workshop.

• Sort your stuff into three piles: gotta-chuck, gotta-stay, gotta-go elsewhere (either re-housed or given to charities – whereby they’ll often pick up from your house).
• If there's a lot of stuff, hire a large skip and throw away what you don't need.
• Sort the red on large plastic drop sheets, so it stays clean and dry.
• Whatever you decide to keep should be re-organised into clear plastic storage containers, with similar objects grouped together, the boxes clearly labelled and then re-positioned on specially-built shelves with the oft-used items closest to hand.

Some storage companies will custom build storage systems specifically for your purposes, like Howards Storage World.
They charge about $1,550 for the Easy Build Shelving System. The clear storage containers are known as Easi Store with Wheels – and cost $23 each for 50 litre capacity and $35 for 90 litre capacity.

For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here

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