Maintain organized bliss
It all starts with a simple rule: To bring in something new, something old must go. Also, resist the urge to stack boxes of outdated clothes, magazines and other junk you'll likely never use again—the key is to streamline your garage for maximum efficiency, not transform it into a storage room. Whether it's a flashlight or a pair of water skis, be sure each piece has its designated spot, lest the whole clutter-and-gather-dust cycle begin anew.
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