Organize your garage in 3 easy steps
Is your garage a catch-all for boxes, toys and old furniture? Has your car even seen the inside of the garage lately? Summer is the perfect time to get the chaos under control.
Most people would consider the garage a necessary but often neglected part of the home. It can be difficult to store all of the items you need, and make room for a car or two. Follow these three simple steps to a well-organized garage:
Start your garage organization project by getting rid of everything that you no longer need or want, and is just taking up valuable space. Recycle it, donate it, sell it, toss it. Just let it go. Anything you want to keep but belongs elsewhere, re-home it.
What remains can now be grouped into categories such as sporting goods, camping equipment, tools, seasonal decorations, and more. Separate your garage into zones and identify where each category of items will live.
Use storage cabinets, racks, peg boards, hooks and shelves to keep items together and organized. Use your overhead space to get large, light-weight items off of the floor. But avoid hanging something above a vehicle that might damage it. Use the the correct hooks and fixtures for your needs, and make sure they are attached securely. Screw into the wood joists, not the drywall.
By following these three steps you will have plenty of room for vehicles, snowblowers, lawn toys and so much more.