Organizing your garage may seem like an impossible task. All too often, the garage turns into a place to dump things that are unwanted in any other part of the house. The first step is to go through the items in the garage and get rid of the things you don’t use or need. Then follow these tips and tricks for organizing your garage.
Hang Up Tools
Many people throw tools all together in one toolbox and then can never find what they are looking for. Tools are much easier to locate when they are neatly hanging on the wall. Use some of the wall space in the garage by hanging a pegboard to display smaller tools.
Larger items like rakes, shovels, and hoes can also hang up on a garden tool organizer that is easy to install to the wall. Hanging your small and large tools is a great way to keep everything accessible.
Install Shelves and Cabinets
As you can see, wall space is valuable when organizing the garage. In the areas where tools are not hanging, install shelves and cabinets. Investing the money and time to put storage features on the garage walls prevents things from getting thrown on the floor of the garage. You want the floor space to be available for what it is designed for – to park your car.
Use Clear Bins When Organizing Your Garage
Once you have cabinets and shelves, invest in some clear plastic bins for storing items. Without these handy receptacles, your shelves and cabinets will become a jumbled mess. Sort like items together and put them all in one plastic bin.
You will be able to see what’s inside, but why not go the extra step and put a label on it for quick identification? This is a great tip for organizing your garage and keeping it in order long-term.
Get Seasonal Items Out of the Way
You probably have items that you only use during one season of the year, like holiday decorations, skis, kayaks, or beach gear. Since you rarely access these items, it is best to keep them out of the way the rest of the year.
One popular way of organizing your garage is to store these items overhead. Install a garage ceiling rack or pulley operated platform, depending on which items you want to store up there. Getting these large items out of the way frees up valuable garage space.