How to Organize Your Garage
We will work with you to solve your storage issues. We want to help you reclaim your garage.
Most homeowners live with a landfill attached to their homes. They’re lucky to nudge a car into the garage and luckier still to emerge from the car once it’s parked. Most homeowners live with a landfill attached to their homes. They’re lucky to nudge a car into the garage and luckier still to emerge from the car once it’s parked.
Let face it, we’re all pack rats to some degree. The easiest solution is to add additional storage. But first, really look at all the clutter you have before buying additional storage. Imagine what it would look like to have a clutter-free garage instead of one that’s been holding your stuff for decades.
Remember these 5 tips to organize your garage, even if you’re on a tight budget:
1) When in doubt throw it out. That’s the best way to eliminate clutter that’s overtaking your garage. Have a yard sale. Donate to charity. Drop it off at the landfill.
2) If on the floor, it’s time to store. Consider slat walls. That’s how retail stores display their merchandise and they’re great for organizing small items like paint brushes, spray paint, or garden hoses.
3) Organize to visualize. You want to be able to see what you’re storing. Slat walls are great for this but pegboards with hooks, racks, and cabinets help, too. You might even consider hanging your goods on the pegboard and then trace around them with a Magic Marker. This way you’ll be able to see what belongs in the spot even when it’s not there. Hooks are great for storing bicycles. If you add them to the ceiling, it saves space underneath. Consider turning old cabinets into a workbench or using them as additional storage. All these solutions help you see what you own.
4) Look to the experts. Visit a retail store and see how they display their merchandise. Oftentimes they’ll put their newest items up front. Think about the items you use most frequently and then put them closest to the door. Then, much like how each item in a retail store has a tag, consider labeling where each of your items is stored. This way you’ll spend less time searching for what you want.
5) Finally, if you’re considering a storage upgrade, ask us about our organizer packet.
I think by now you are getting the picture of a well-organized shed or garage.
It isn’t science it’s just using common sense, by making shelves rack’s and using pegboards to store stuff.
Remember if you can’t see you won’t be able to find it.
The more wall space you use the less square feet of floor you will need, less money you will need to spend.
Even with all the tips above don’t cut you short on size when in doubt go one size larger.