It often is a habit that our garages become a dumping ground for items we can’t quite find a place for in our home. These things we pile up in our garage will eventually add up and make our garages messy. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your garage organized and hopefully for good.
Clear Out and Clean Up
First things first, you need to do a clean sweep of your garage before you start to rearrange everything. The easiest way to do this is by pulling everything out of your garage and sorting through everything. There are surely going to be things you no longer need and can throw away or donate. Once you are down to the items you are going to keep, start putting everything into piles with similar items so they are easy to find when you give them a place in your garage. Before you start putting everything back, make sure you clean up. Clear up the cobwebs, wash any windows and sweep up all of the dirt that’s accumulated over time. Once everything is clean, it’s time to make a plan of how to organize!
Putting everything in their own group will both make everything more organized and make items easier to find. An easy way to do this is to buy bins to place items in. You’ll need different sized bins depending on the size of the items you are grouping. If you prefer to keep things out of sight opt for solid color bins over clear bins. Either way, it’s always a good idea to label each container.
Make Use of Shelving
Keeping items on the floor of your garage can make it look messy, and those items may also be susceptible to water damage. Consider installing some shelving units! This will not only keep things off of the garage floor, but the shelves will make much more room to hold containers and bins, giving your garage a much more organized look.
Hang it Up
If you have a lot of big items in your garage or even a lot of small items, your garage can become cluttered pretty quickly. Don’t be afraid to use storage solutions on the ceiling or walls of your garage. Hang up some hooks or a pulley system to store bikes during the winter months. For those awkwardly shaped items like rakes, shovels or other tools, you can place hooks on the walls that will hold these things.
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