Here we are again – approaching springtime. Although it seems cliché, this really is a fabulous time to get things in order and begin organizing different areas throughout your home. I don’t know about you but the garage is a spot where items can pile up without even realizing! Before you know it, what was once a bucket with a few yard tools is now mixed with your children’s athletic equipment.
We get it, which is why we figured we would share some organizational tips we find helpful for keeping things in line (as best as possible).
1. Sort through what you want to keep and what you can get rid of:
The first step (and unfortunately most tedious) to organizing your garage is to get rid of items you no longer need. Often times we put things in the garage and then forget about it. Sort out those items and clear up some more space.
2. Label bins for smaller items:
If there is a designated spot for something, you are more likely to put it there when you are done using it. Using bins will not only help you save space, it will also keep you more organized because all similar items will be in the same location and labeled.
3. Purchase hanging shelves:
This is a great way to save space. Hang shelves on the inside of the garage for a more compact way to store things. These are great options for sports equipment, bikes extra grocery items, and even some of the bins we previously mentioned. The great part about this type of shelving is that you can not only hang larger items from the bottom, but typically they allow for mores storage on top.
4. Add hooks for yard tools:
If you are someone who has many shovels, rakes, leaf blowers or whatever it may be; definitely consider this. It will keep these seasonal tools out of your way but also easy access for when you do need them.
5. Create a pegboard:
Whether you do some type of crafting or you need it for even more tools, a pegboard allows you to display everything in a methodized way. This organizational method can be used on a portion of the wall or an entire wall if you have that space to give.
6. Add a “throw and go” storage area
Although these can become cluttered overtime, if you sort through it every here and there, this is a great organizational strategy for balls, gloves, skates, helmets and more.
7. Make use of a recycling bin rack:
This will save A LOT of space in your garage. Trash cans and recycling bins can take up more room than expected. Although there is not much you can do about the trash build up, creating a recycling rack will help maximize the extra room you have in your garage on the walls and clear up some floor space.
8. Roll-around Workshop:
Instead of a stationary work space that has to stay in one spot, use a roll around workshop. With this option, you will be able to take your work spot out when it is needed and then tuck it away when you are no longer using it.
9. Designated Cabinets
This is a really awesome option for families with children. If you find yourself constantly trying to organize all of the sports equipment or outside games, designate one cabinet per child. Although it could seem like this would do the opposite by allowing your child to have their own space, however it will actually keep you on track by putting everything in one area.
10. Insert a magnetic tool holder
It isn’t easy to keep track of all of your tools but it can be. A magnetic tool holder is a slender object that can hold all of your favorite tools. You can add it to your moveable work space or near your peg wall – wherever you put it, this is guaranteed to say you space and make sure you always know where your tools are when you need them most.
When it comes to organizing your garage, a little bit can go a long way. We hope these tips help you get started and start you on your way to a fresh, clean spot!