The garage is typically
the largest and least
organized room in your home
Below are some tried and
true tips for getting the garage organized. Follow
these suggestions and you will be well on your
way to the garage of your dreams.
WHERE TO START:
Sort & Clean Out
This is the key to an organized garage. These
are some steps we have found to be helpful.
- Start with 3 large boxes
one each labeled TRASH, KEEP and DONATE.
- Sort things into appropriate
- Two Year Rule - If you have
not used it in two years it probably needs to
go into TRASH or DONATE.
- Dont get sentimental.
- Schedule this around your
trash day so you can drag it to the curb for
- Take DONATE box to location
of your choice.
Clear The Floor
The goal is to get everything off of the floor
so you can get around your garage.
Assign Everything A
Before you organize, have a plan. Assign everything
a place then you will purchase the correct storage
accessories to do the job right the first time.
While planning take into consideration the left
wall of the garage is not always the best place
for storage due to drivers getting in and out
of the car. Also see below the four key storage
areas we identify during your decision process.
Clean Out Regularly
Once your garage is organized dont let it
get cluttered. Clean out on a seasonal basis.
WHERE/HOW TO STORE:
Cabinets are the foundation to a neat and tidy
garage. Doors can be closed and everything is
concealed. What to store in cabinets:
- Small tools
- Big bulky items
- Lawn chemicals
- Anything that needs to be
behind closed doors
The ceiling is typically unused space and an excellent
place to store items not used on a regular basis.
What to store overhead:
- Seasonal decorations
- Seasonal sporting equipment
Wall storage is the perfect place for storage with
easy accessibility. What to store on the wall:
- Gardening Equipment
Bicycles take up floor space and can be cumbersome.
The key to good storage is accessibility. Remember
the left side of the garage is not a good placement
for bike storage because a driver will be getting
in and out of the car. Where to store bikes:
- Wall Rack
- Hoist System for ceiling
- Floor Rack - if you have
the floor space it has great accessibility