Clever Ways to Organise Your Messy Garage

Double door garage

People are often looking for hints and tips on how to maintain their homes.

This could be about anything from outdoor lighting to smart technology. Keeping our garages tidy can also be a huge challenge, and they’re notorious for being cluttered and dirty. If you want to take control of the mess in your garage once and for all, this article will tell you how.

Consider Overhead Storage

This type of storage is really ideal for people who have limited floor space in their garage but who want to make use of all the available vertical space. It’s also a great solution for garages that have overhead obstructions, such as low-hanging beams or ducts. There are many different types of overhead storage systems available, and you can find options that fit any budget and need. There are some that are specifically designed for the garage environment. They are made from weatherproof materials and typically include features like hooks, racks, and shelves that are perfect for storing tools, equipment, and other gear.

You may want to head over to the internet to explore the different online companies. If you want to utilise the ceiling for storage it’s possible to follow step-by-step instructions to build it yourself or to have it professionally installed. You can also learn about modular hook systems, tote slide systems, overhead racks and syzzor lofts.

People are often looking for hints and tips on how to maintain their homes. This could be about anything from outdoor lighting to smart technology. Keeping our garages tidy can also be a huge challenge, and they’re notorious for being cluttered and dirty. If you want to take control of the mess in your garage once and for all, this article will tell you how.

Consider Overhead Storage

This type of storage is really ideal for people who have limited floor space in their garage but who want to make use of all the available vertical space. It’s also a great solution for garages that have overhead obstructions, such as low-hanging beams or ducts. There are many different types of overhead storage systems available, and you can find options that fit any budget and need. There are some that are specifically designed for the garage environment. They are made from weatherproof materials and typically include features like hooks, racks, and shelves that are perfect for storing tools, equipment, and other gear.

You may want to head over to the internet to explore the different online companies. If you want to utilise the ceiling for storage it’s possible to follow step-by-step instructions to build it yourself or to have it professionally installed. You can also learn about modular hook systems, tote slide systems, overhead racks and syzzor lofts.

Hang Stuff Up

One way to get your garage organised is by using hooks. If you use them to hang your bikes this will free up space on the ground and make it easier to access them when you need them. You can also use hooks to store such items as:

  • tools
  • sporting equipment
  • brooms and mops
  • extension cords and garden hoses

Pegboards are really great for organising a garage. You can hang just about anything on them, including screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers and pliers. There are also pegboard accessories that you can buy to make it even more functional, such as a tool holder, shelf or knife rack. Pegboards come in various shapes and they should be able to fit in any sized garage.

Buy Tubs, Boxes Or Bins

If things are lying around everywhere you’ll be tripping over stuff and won’t know where to find anything. Storage containers provide the perfect solution to this dilemma. They can help you get organised and create a place for everything. Label them all clearly so you know exactly what’s kept inside, and be sure to use large writing so they can be read from a distance.

Keep the most commonly used items near you so they are close to hand. If you buy stacking tubs you’ll maximise your space even more. It’ll look better too because all the containers will be the same shape and size.

Use Outdoor Tubs

You could also consider buying a lawn and garden tub. This can be perfect for when you’re working outside. It can be a great container for all the tools and supplies that need storing outside the house, and they won’t get damaged from being exposed to bad weather conditions. 

Some include wheels, so moving this tub around is super easy too! If there’s limited room in your garage, this could be a great overflow space.

Put Up Some Shelves

This will give you a place to store your items in an easily accessible manner. You can either go with freestanding shelves or ones that are attached to the wall (they are easy to put up). If you have a lot of items, it might be a good idea to vertically stack the shelves so that you can use every bit of wall space possible. Shelves can be used to store:

  • flammable liquids
  • paints and other chemicals
  • sporting equipment
  • holiday decorations
  • tools

Finally, always make sure that what you choose is sturdy enough to hold the weight of what you plan on storing.

Create Different Sections

Take some time to name different areas (“zones” or “sections”) of your garage if you have sufficient space. Then you can define what each area will be used for (hobbies, DIY, car work, woodwork, metalwork, etc.). You could section off certain parts of the garage or use shelves to create each designated space.

Keep all the tools or equipment related to the same activity in that zone, and sort them by function and size. This might mean putting all the tools in one corner, the lawn equipment in another, and so on. This way, when someone needs something out of the garage they will know exactly where to go and find it.

Declutter

The first step should be to totally empty the garage, although if you have different sections you could declutter one zone at a time. Sort through everything and decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. Be brutal because if you haven’t used something in over a year, the chances are you don’t need it.

If there are things in good condition that you don’t want anymore, consider selling them on eBay or Craigslist. You could also have a yard sale or even give things away to friends or colleagues. There are many charities that would benefit from what people throw away, and organisations like the Salvation Army are often prepared to come and collect.

Build A Shed

You may have a lot of outdoor gear that doesn’t fit in the garage. In this scenario, a shed could provide you with much-needed overflow storage. There are many different types of sheds to choose from, and if you don’t have the time or skills to build your own, there are many pre-built options available as well. Once you begin to store stuff there, your garage space will be freed up for other things.

Hopefully, you will put some of these strategies into place for your garage. Once it’s clean and tidy, keep it that way and store things wisely. Then you can enjoy your time there, knowing that it is both safe and functional.

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