No matter how big your garage is, chances are that it’s packed full of disorganised clutter, and your car is parked on the drive. With the right organising tricks, you can reclaim your garage and turn the mess into a functional and efficient space.
- Sort and Purge
The first step to organising your garage is to sort through all of your belongings and get rid of items that you no longer need. This will free up space and make it easier to see what items you actually need to store in your garage. Start by creating piles for items that you want to keep, donate, or throw away. Be ruthless and don’t keep anything that is broken, outdated, or no longer serves a purpose.
- Group Like Items Together
Once you’ve edited, group like items together to make it easier to find what you need and create a more organised look. For example, you can group your tools together, sports equipment together, and gardening items together. This way, when you need something, you know exactly where to look.
- Use Vertical Space
Garages often have a lot of unused vertical space, which is perfect for storing items that you don’t need to access on a daily basis. Installing shelves or pegboards can help you declutter and free up precious floor space. Bicycles, deck chairs and sports equipment are great for storing on the walls.
- Invest in Containers
Use clear plastic containers to store your items and keep them safe from damn and critters. Stackable options will give you the best functionality, and a nice label means you’ll always know what’s inside.
- Keep the Floor Clear
Use hooks for oddly-shaped items like garden tools to keep the floor clear and free of clutter, so your car can finally have a place to call home!