Tips for an organized garage!
Most families have so much stuff in their garage that they can’t even park a car in it. The yard tools might be piled on top of each other and the shelves might be stacked with lots of odds and ends and let’s not even mention the loose boxes and junk drawers. Does this sound familiar to you? If so, this article is for you.
We’ve complied some quick and easy solutions so you can organize your garage and possibly even park your car inside when you are done.
Manage the mess!
Hooks – Hang folding chairs or ladders from an oversized steel hook to get items off the floor.
Wall mount organizers – Bring order to your gardening tools and cleaning accessories, such as brooms and mops with a wall mount organizer. This will keep them up off the floor and easily accessible when you need them.
Magnetic tool holder – Instead of digging through a messy drawer, keep all your tools (drill bits, screws wrenches, nails, etc) at arms reach on a magnetic tool holder.
Bins – Stash sporting gear, shoes and other playtime items in bins so the kids can easily access them.
Labels – As you organize your garage, label everything. By labeling everything you will have a better chance of the item making it back to its proper place after it is used.
Ceiling storage – Install ceiling storage to house seasonal items, such as holiday decor, snowboards, recreational toys and luggage.
Wall storage – Purchase a utility cabinet or build a collection of cabinets for tools, hardware, paint and chemicals that should be housed in the garage.
Shelves – Add shelves to the garage for easy access to items that may need to be accessed more frequently.
Lockers – Install a set of old school lockers in the garage and assign one to each family member. This will give each person their own personal storage area in the garage.
Mini parking area – Bikes, trikes and roller skates are on of the top causes of disorganization. By creating a individual parking spots for each rolling item, everyone will know what gets parked where. From the lawn mower to the bicycle to the wagon, each item has a designated space. Create a parking space for each item with the use of some masking tape.