4 Tips for Organizing Your Garage

The garage is a room in your house that can easily get messy depending on how much time you spend in there. If you’re intimidated by your garage and can never find what you need, use these tips for organizing your garage to control the clutter.

Use A Pegboard to Organize Tools

Make all your tools visible by installing a pegboard into the wall of your garage. Place it above your workbench for easy access when you’re working on projects. Use metal hooks instead of plastic, as they will hold up better and last longer. This DIY trick not only organizes your tools, but also guarantees that you will be storing them properly, which extends their lifespan.

Take Advantage of The Wall Space

Consider capitalizing on all the free storage space your wall has to offer. Install metal or wire shelving along the wall to free up any floor space that would be taken up by traditional standing shelving. Wall cabinets can also protect any items in your garage from possible damage. Leave the lower, more accessible space for items you use more often, and store items used less often on higher shelves.

Utilize Labeling and Clear Storage Bins

After installing your wall shelving, store your garage items on those shelves in clear storage bins. This will make it easier to find what you are looking for without rooting through multiple bins and boxes. Use labelling in conjunction with clear bins to make sure that you can find what you need when you need it.

Declutter

An important step for organizing your garage should be a regular decluttering of your space. Go through all your bins and shelves to thoroughly organize your items and get rid of anything you haven’t used in a while. There are many things that we stash away to use later and then forget about. If you find any items in good condition, donate them or pass them on to a neighbor to give them a second life.

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