Is your garage a cluttered and chaotic mess, filled to the brim with forgotten treasures, dusty tools, and miscellaneous items?
If so, you’re not alone. The garage often turns into a room-sized junk drawer for everything we don’t know what to do with, leaving little space for its intended purpose: parking our vehicles and providing valuable storage.
In this blog post, we’re going to delve into the art of garage organization and explore practical strategies to help you transform your garage into an organized haven that maximizes space and restores functionality.
Whether you’re seeking a dedicated workshop, a storage paradise, or simply a tidy space to park your car, we’ve got you covered. From decluttering techniques to clever storage solutions and space-saving hacks, you’ll discover the secrets to unlocking the full potential of your garage.
How does one maximize their garage space?
One of the best things to do for organization in your garage is to use vertical space. Utilizing wall space is a great way to keep things off the floor and minimize the clutter as much as possible. Adding hooks, shelves, and other wall storage systems will not only declutter, but protect items from natural wear and tear like dirt, dust, and moisture.
Let’s get into some of the steps you can take to organize your garage and make the most of the space you have.
1. Utilize ceiling space
Mounted overhead racks are a great way to get some items off the floor. They’re a perfect option for seasonal items, plastic totes, and things you’re not using very often. You can get them in a variety of sizes, including corner racks if your overhead space is limited.
2. Add hooks for more organization and easy access
There are tons of different options out there when it comes to hooks: heavy-duty, track mounts, ceiling, etc. Hooks are another great way to get things off the floor while keeping everything right in front of you for findability and easy access.
3. Use a Pegboard for Tools
If you regularly use handheld and power tools a pegboard with changing hooks is a perfect option to keep things tidy and adjustable depending on whatever project you’re working on that day!
4. Choose Stackable Bins and Containers
Using large bins or containers is a perfect way to keep things organized while also being easily accessible. Make sure to label bins to make finding what you need that much easier.
5. Opt for Storage on Wheels
Trunks or carts with wheels can be moved depending on needs and are perfect for things like cleaning supplies, clothes, and household items like paper towels and toilet paper.
6. Magnetic Tool Strip
Magnet strips are a perfect option for hand tools not only for the organization but also for fast accessibility during a project.
7. Add a Coat Rack
A coat rack and bench organizer is the perfect option for raincoats, shoes, hats, bags, dog leashes, and more.
8. Shelving Over the Door
Opt for a shelf over the garage door to store lightweight seasonal items you don’t use very often. Vertical spots like this area above the door are the perfect place to conceal items like inflatable pools, holiday decor, and other items you might not be able to fit on other wall shelving.
Ready to create a well-organized garage that not only provides ample storage but also makes your life easier and more enjoyable? Reach out to Room Redefined today and let’s transform your space!
Erin Gaskins is owner of Room Redefined, a professional organizing company based in Denver, Colorado. After 25 years in public education, Erin decided to put her passion for organizing to work in the service of others and entered the entrepreneurship journey. Five years later, Room Redefined stands out in their dedication to offering customized organizing services to homeowners, businesses, and schools. She and her company are strongly committed to the work of changing society’s narrative- helping other women feel comfortable with the notion that we are all stronger when we give up the “superwoman complex” and work together to accomplish our goals!