Ready to tackle some garage organization? Take note of these easy real life tips and strategies to keep your garage space functional and organized. My family tends to accumulate a lot of “stuff” including camping & sporting equipment, tools, bikes, holiday décor items, boxes of photos, deep freezers, and all the other things that come along with an active family. It’s a miracle I can park one car in a tight two car garage but here’s how I made it work…
1. Host a Yard Sale
PURGE! Get rid of unused and unwanted items through donation or hold a garage sale. The less you have, the easier it is to organize. 🙂
2. Install hanging overhead racks for bins and larger items.
This is a great way to utilize wall and ceiling space and to get as many bins off the floor as possible (I placed all my camping and holiday bins on these racks since I do not need to access the items regularly). I recently installed 7 of these adjustable overhead garage storage systems – it’s amazing how much more floor space is now available.
3. Purchase Overhead Storage Hangers
Use these hangers (found at your local home improvement store) to easily hang bikes, cords, scooters, and tools and to get them off the ground.
4. Invest in Shelving
Either build your own shelves or buy easy to assemble shelving for bins, boxes and larger items. Try these adjustable shelving units that can be placed vertically or side by side to create a workbench like I did above.
5. Use Labels
Label bins and boxes to easily identify contents and to help kids know where to put things back.
6. Add Pegboard(s)
Pegboards and pegboard accessories from the hardware store offer great ways to easily organize hand tools and smaller garage items.
7. Get Tools off the Ground
Get brooms, mops, and lawn tools off the ground with a hanging organizing system like this one.
8. Hang ladders
Hang ladders and larger tools with convenient heavy duty wall mounted hangers. I like this inexpensive Everbilt 4 in. Handy Hook from Home Depot.
9. Utilize Space Above Garage Doors
My husband built a simple overhead organizer to hold extra scrap wood and wood flooring.
Do you have any garage organization tips or ideas? Share with us in the comments!