How to Organize Your Garage

How to Organize Your Garage


If you can’t find your way through your
messy garage, it’s time to get things back in order with these garage organization tips. First, sort your things. Group similar items
together, such as garden tools, automotive, sports gear, and seasonal items.
For things you’re getting rid off, sort into three piles: recycle, toss, and donate. After you’ve sorted, clean your garage—from
top to bottom. This is a great time to remove stains from your concrete floor. It’s also
an ideal time to paint. Next, draw up a plan. Use grid paper and note
measurements, windows and doors, and utilities. It’s also not a bad idea to know how much
room you’ll need for your car. Mark zones for storing your things. Garden
tools might work best near the door, trash and recycling should be within easy reach,
and seasonal items can be stored out of the way. Keep in mind some zones might overlap
with overhead storage or shelves. When you have your plan you can start getting
things back in order. Here are some ideas. Keep lawn and garden tools off the floor with
adjustable wall storage. To install, mark your studs, drill holes, and attach with screws.
Finally, add hooks to hang your tools. The open floor space underneath is a great
spot for your mower or wheelbarrow. You can use the hanging rails for sports gear
too. Baskets are available for balls, and hooks can be used for bats. Hooks are also
great for hanging bikes out of the way during colder months. When summer rolls around, use
a small rack on the floor so you can grab and go. The traditional workbench is ideal for weekend
projects. Use versatile pegboard for a custom layout of hand tools and storage containers,
drawers for small tools, and cabinets for larger items. Some cabinets even have locks
for added security and safety. Other things that you use frequently can be
stored on open wire shelves. Just keep them around eye level or lower for easy access. Overhead shelving keeps less frequently used
things out of the way—they attach to your ceiling joists with bolts. They’re perfect
for seasonal items. When storing your things, use plastic bins
to keep everything dust-free. Place your trash and recycling bins within
easy reach from the house, and keep a clear path to the outside so you can easily move
them to the curb. A little planning along with simple storage
options will leave your garage organized and more accessible. Want more great ideas and how-to’s? Go to
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15 thoughts on “How to Organize Your Garage

  1. Lol! I thought the same thing about the Deere. I cleaned out my garage just to park my Deere in there. I did buy that Kobalt rail system. Me and the wife love it.

  2. if you plan on doing any work with your tools you should shy away from the kobalt brand, they are about the same quality as harbor freight for twice the price.

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