Organizing a garage is not a one-size-fits-all job, so we’ve compiled a list of some of our greatest garage storage solutions. Check out these suggestions to discover ways to make your garage more organized and easier to use.
Plan Garage Storage
Begin organizing your garage storage area from the planning. What items are you keeping in your garage? The best way to begin organizing is by getting rid of all the things that don’t need to be there.
Consider how much room these larger storage areas will require, whether they’re potential permanent additions or just temporary ones for certain occasions. Make sure you have enough space where everything can fit comfortably and stay organized until it’s ready to use again!
Organize Garage Clutter
Do a minimal cleaning and give the floor a good once over with a broom or shop vac to get rid of any debris. If your garage is huge, or you have a lot of stuff to organize, consider hiring professionals if the mess is overwhelming!
Also, be sure that how you use items in the home makes sense for how they are decorated and how big they really are. Sometimes we try to make an area fit our needs instead of re-arranging what we already own into something more useful – it will save time and money down the road if everything can go back easily where it belongs after using it.
Garage Flooring & Wall Protection
The first thing people often do when trying to organize their garages is cover up the floor with some sort-of tarp, rug, mat, or another protective layer. It makes sense; after all, nobody wants their nice clean floors ruined by oil stains from cars or water damage because a hose was left out in the rain.
But how do you go about protecting your walls from all that? Especially if you have limited storage space, and every square inch of wall is precious?
One option is to install some kind of garage shelving. This can take a lot of different forms, but it basically means building or buying shelves that will fit snugly against the walls and hold whatever you need to put on them. This can be anything from boxes of holiday decorations to bikes, lawnmowers, and other large items. If you’re handy with tools, you could even build the shelves yourself!
Another option is using pegboard or metal fencing as a sort-of temporary wall system. You can buy these products at any hardware store, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors (to match your existing decor). You can use these to hang up tools, hooks for hanging jackets or backpacks, etc.
If you need to store anything tall like ladders or yard rakes against the walls, consider using wall-mounted brackets that hold objects vertically rather than laying them down horizontally on the floor where they take up more room. For example, this garage storage system is mounted directly into studs with four screws – pretty sturdy! There are several different models out there; some will even accommodate heavier items like bikes if you want to buy two units side by side. These usually fit onto studs easily because most houses have at least one exposed stud every 16 inches apart.