How to Organize Your Garage: A Homeowner’s Guide to Garage Storage

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Vintage rummage junk pile storage area mess.

Garages can be an excellent space for anything from hobbies to a home gym, but if they’re stuffed to the brim with junk you won’t be able to utilize your space properly. Many people take their garages for granted or put off organizing them year after year.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. In this article, we’ll give you 5 simple tips to make garage storage work for you.

1. Carve Out Some Time

Nobody wants to spend all day cleaning out their garage, but it will pay off immensely in the end. Pick a day where you have no other obligations and devote it to organizing your garage. If you have an entire weekend, even better.

2. Have a Plan Ready

You already have a pretty good idea of what’s in your garage, so you know what kind of things you’re going to have to sort through.

If you spend a little time beforehand coming up with a plan for what you want to do with everything, it is going to make things go more smoothly once you’re in the mess.

3. Dive Into It

Once you have a plan, get started with sorting through things that you need to keep, things that can be tossed, and the things that could be recycled. You’ll want to separate these all out.

Throw away anything you don’t need right away to make space. Put the things to be recycled outside while you’re working.

4. Utilize Storage Wisely

If you don’t know how to organize your garage, you can find plenty of creative storage ideas online. Think about shelves to help keep things off the floor. Group items together that naturally go together for certain projects.

Think about how often you use things and make sure to place those used most often in easily accessible areas.

5. Upgrade Anything That Needs It

Once you have things where you want them to be, you’ll want to think about upgrading any garage equipment to make the most of your space. Now’s the time to fix things like faulty garage doors or upgrade the lighting for your space.

If you’re not sure how to go about this, you can find more info here.

6. Consider Simple DIY Updates

If calling in the professionals isn’t cost-effective for you right now, there are plenty of projects you can tackle yourself to save a bit of cash.

Building a work desk adds space for hobbies or home improvement projects. Adding a little bit of color by painting the walls your favorite color can go a long way towards making your garage a place you want to hang out. 

Become a Garage Storage Expert

As you can see, garage storage isn’t as daunting as it seems. A little planning, free time, and intelligent organization will get the job done. Follow the tips above and your garage will be in fantastic shape in no time.

Are you looking for more tips and tricks to help you organize your life? Check out more helpful articles here on our blog to keep you in the know.