Organizing Your Garage: A Step By Step Guide

 

 

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Before you start this project, spend some time considering how you want your garage to function, what kinds of things you will store in the garage, and the over all end-goal of your de-cluttering.
First things first. You need to take everything out of the space. We suggest putting items on tarps, that way they are easy to organize and easy to clean up or set aside if need be. Definitely get more than one tarp!
Once youre items are in view, look through them and make 3 piles. Keep, Donate, Throw away and organize accordingly
Separate all of your items into categories. Put all the lawn care items in one pile, all of the gardening items in one pile etc.
Go back to the earlier "planning" stage, and try to divide your garage into separate "zones", each with its specific functionality. If you use sporting items the most, then make that section the most accessible.
There are many ways to store items in the garage, and we find that using a magnetic strip for your most commonly used tools makes them easy to use, and youre more likely to put them away
For items and tools you use less, try a peg-board. They come in metal, wood, and plastic. Select one depending on your needs! Heavy items? Try out a metal peg board!
Not everyone has the skills or time to build DIY shelves and drawers. An easy solution to organizing all of those odds n ends in your toolbox is to use jumbo muffin tin. They will keep your various items separate while being easy to access!
Take household supplies and put them into wire baskets. Wire baskets offer visibility that totes and crates may not.
If youre feeling particularly crafty- consider adding a fold away work bench. It works like a Murphys bed, and can really save space (especially in smaller garages)
If you have cabinets in your garage, consider painting them with chalkboard paint. Why? Because labels can be changed easily, so reorganization isnt an ordeal. It will help keep your space free from clutter
If your studs are visible, an easy solution for vertical storage is to use curtain rods! Hang tape, clothes, tools etc- and all for pennies on the dollar
It cant be stressed enough. LABEL EVERYTHING. You dont need to dig through a box to see if your item is in it, instead, write a label for your boxes with a "contents" section.
When youre ready to have your garage remodeled, re-organized, and completely optimized to suit you and your needs, call us for your free consultation!
  • Before you start this project, spend some time considering how you want your garage to function, what kinds of things you will store in the garage, and the over all end-goal of your de-cluttering.
  • First things first. You need to take everything out of the space. We suggest putting items on tarps, that way they are easy to organize and easy to clean up or set aside if need be. Definitely get more than one tarp!
  • Once youre items are in view, look through them and make 3 piles. Keep, Donate, Throw away and organize accordingly
  • Separate all of your items into categories. Put all the lawn care items in one pile, all of the gardening items in one pile etc.
  • Go back to the earlier
  • There are many ways to store items in the garage, and we find that using a magnetic strip for your most commonly used tools makes them easy to use, and youre more likely to put them away
  • For items and tools you use less, try a peg-board. They come in metal, wood, and plastic. Select one depending on your needs! Heavy items? Try out a metal peg board!
  • Not everyone has the skills or time to build DIY shelves and drawers. An easy solution to organizing all of those odds n ends in your toolbox is to use jumbo muffin tin. They will keep your various items separate while being easy to access!
  • Take household supplies and put them into wire baskets. Wire baskets offer visibility that totes and crates may not.
  • If youre feeling particularly crafty- consider adding a fold away work bench. It works like a Murphys bed, and can really save space (especially in smaller garages)
  • If you have cabinets in your garage, consider painting them with chalkboard paint. Why? Because labels can be changed easily, so reorganization isnt an ordeal. It will help keep your space free from clutter
  • If your studs are visible, an easy solution for vertical storage is to use curtain rods! Hang tape, clothes, tools etc- and all for pennies on the dollar
  • It cant be stressed enough. LABEL EVERYTHING. You dont need to dig through a box to see if your item is in it, instead, write a label for your boxes with a
  • When youre ready to have your garage remodeled, re-organized, and completely optimized to suit you and your needs, call us for your free consultation!

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Published: 9/22/2015

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