Does it seem that no matter how much room you have in your garage it’s never enough? Whether you have a one car garage or one like Jay Leno that houses over 100 cars and 90 motorcycles, you still wouldn’t have enough space for all the other junk that collects in a garage. Jay may not have this problem, but most everyone else does. The nice thing is, a little organization in the garage can go a long way. These tips for getting your garage organized will get you motivated and ready to tackle that clutter!
Tips For Getting Your Garage Organized
You simply can’t organize your garage without shelving. And not just any shelving, in the garage you need heavy duty shelving to store the heavy stuff over the various season. While it would be nice to cover all the walls in the garage with shelving you’re going to need to leave some space for long handled tools like shovels, rakes, brooms etc, so when planning out where you’re going to put the shelves, keep that in mind.
Bins are wonderful because they keep all your stuff dry and keeps the critters out. I recommend bins that are clear so you can easily see what is inside of them, but you can also rely on labels for that. It’s good to have a variety of bin sizes. Target, Menards, and The Container Store all have a wide variety of bins to choose from.
Be sure to label your bins, drawers, and shelves. This may seem like a time consuming task, and it is, but it will keep you organized throughout the year. The visual cue of the label helps prevent putting things back in the wrong place and will save you time when you need an item in the future. An ounce of prevention goes a long way!
Pitch It, Toss It, Get Rid of It
The garage is the best place to never let go of anything. If you’re like me you’ve got rusted tools in your garage that belonged to your father or grandfather (I have both). They serve no purpose except nostalgia. Consider pitching these items as they only take up space. If you simply can’t part with them, consider turning them into a piece of art by hanging them on the wall over the door or even framing them if they have that much sentimental value. If they don’t, there’s no reason to hold on to something that doesn’t function for its purpose.
Need more ideas for getting your garage organized? Watch this cute video about getting it all under control.