Moving on can be difficult, especially when there are memories made within the family home.  A common task involves confronting a garage filled with clutter.  There could be items that brings back memories or just items you no longer need. De-cluttering this space is important but can be overwhelming, it may be worth looking for a professional house cleaner to help with this task as it can be emotionally draining. Before you start organizing and cleaning a messy garage, you must have a plan. Just picking up all that stuff and rearranging into where they best fit isn’t good enough.

You need a plan on what to do with all that stuff. You also need to make sure that the plan is aimed to create a more organized room for that stuff.


This is a great time to assemble what you own and other useful items. It is also an opportunity to focus at the clutter at hand. Begin by clearing out every section and recycle all irrelevant/useless items that serve no purpose in your life and that of your families’ life. Old rusty tools, shovels, hobby accessories, sports, and camping equipment, are some of the biggest culprits. Chemicals, old paints, and so on should be safely disposed of. This is also the best time to dispose of broken tools, shovels, and other items.


Gather Similar Items

The first step is to gather similar items. By doing this you can easily organize your items and you won’t experience any difficulty looking for it. Similar items should be labeled and placed in boxes or containers. You can also make a list of these items as well. By doing this, you’ll easily identify what item is inside your storage. More so, you save time and energy for searching items when you label these boxes. Instead of opening each container or boxes, you can simply read the label instead.

Free Up Some Space

The next thing that you will need to do is to free up some space so that you can have enough area to work in. This will be some table space or floor space that will let you go through labeled boxes and start getting organized. You might need to move some containers to your storage room or another part of the house at first to create enough work space for you to be able to move around.

Proper Arrangement

Inexpensive shelving units can be used for items like spray bottles, paint cans, bags, automobile supplies, flower pots, buckets, boxes, and so on. Arrange them by category, according to how you have labeled them altogether. You can also utilize inexpensive crates and bins to contain potting soil, gardening pots, sprinkling cans and other bulky items, remember to also keep them on the shelves to reduce floor space.


  • The aim of a garage clean up is to remove clutter, i.e. throwing out items that are invaluable or no longer in use.
  • Another goal of a garage cleanup is to organize its content.

Garage is an integral part of your home; as such it must be kept clean and tidy. This is particularly important when you are dealing with real estate as your garage will be in a usable condition before selling it out. Should you decide to sell your home, a well organized garage raises the market value. If you build new garage cabinets and garage shelving, the higher the value of your house. These things are what prospective buyers look out for.

Women Support groups

There are many situations or events that can alter a women’s life.  Whether caused by a tragic loss, separation caused by domestic violence or divorce from many other reasons, it is reassuring to know that there are many support groups out there for advice and guidance.

Regardless of the event, there is a commonality in the fact that women feel vulnerable and anxious of a future without a partner.

Women can feel:

  • bitter towards their former partner
  • angry about the situation they are facing
  • worried about dealing with complex legal system
  • afraid of being the sole responsibility of their dependent children
  • resentment due to decisions regarding career sacrifices
  • worried about juggling home and work commitments
  • worthless due to a lack of emotional support

Support groups


A support group for women who are keen on leaning basics in tasks that were predominantly performed by their male counterparts.  This can include car maintenance, home maintenance, budgeting, financial awareness and social media skills.

Women Starting Again

A community group allowing women to feel safe and gather support from other women in similar situations.  A group that gathers a couple times a month to converse on challenges and share creative ideas and have fun.


Provides a number of support groups to women who have experienced domestic violence.  Groups include sessions to help women reconnect with themselves, expression through art and creativity to understand trauma, find your own voice and increase self-worth.

Bereaved Partners

Run by the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, the support group aims to meet and provide ongoing help to people who experienced loss of a loved one.  The group aims to create social networks to conquer the feeling of isolation and assist people to discover personal strengths and build resilience.