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, sorts your things. Group similar items together, such as gardening tools, automotive, sport gear and seasonal items. For things you are getting rid of, sort into three piles: recycle, toss and donate. After you’ve sorted, clean your garage from top to bottom. This is a good time to remove stain to your concrete floor. It is also an ideal time to paint.
Next, draw up a plan and invest organization supplies. Use grip paper and note measurements, windows doors and utilities. It’s also not a bad idea to know how much room you will 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 that 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 sport 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 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 hang tools and storage containers, drawers for small tools and use cabinets for larger items. Some cabinets even have locks for added security and safety. Other things 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 joints with bolts. They are 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.