Did you know that “36% of Americans surveyed say their garage is so cluttered, they can no longer park vehicles inside? Also, “over 3 in 5 (62%) U.S. adults surveyed feel their garage is the most cluttered space in their home” according to Craftsman Do these stats surprise you, or do they hit closer to home?
It’s easy for the garage to become a catch all area that becomes a cluttered mess, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to stay that way. In today’s blog we are going to share some garage organizing tips to help you tackle your garage clutter, and take back your space.
Garage Organizing Tips
Regardless of the space you are organizing, it is critical to edit first. There is no point in trying to organize a space when you haven’t gone through and decided what items are staying and what items you no longer need. If you have a very large garage and can’t tackle editing everything in one day, just start in one area and work your way through the space as time allows.
Utilize Shelving & Storage Bins
If you have seasonal items in your garage like holiday decorations, sports equipment, or toys, shelving units and storage bins will be your best friend. By utilizing shelving you get items up off of the ground, and the storage bins will keep items together so things are easy to find. Plus, storage bins keep items clean and dry. Just be sure to store heavier bins at the bottom, and lighter items up top.
Our favorite shelving units that we commonly use in our client’s garages are these. We also love these clear, plastic storage bins as well.
Climb the Walls
When floor space is limited be sure to use that wall space. Things like bikes, garden tools, power tools, and more can easily be stored on the walls when the correct hooks are used. You can also hang a large pegboard to create even more space for small tools and other items that you want to be within reach.
These hooks are the ones we use and recommend. Here is a great pegboard we love as well.
If you plan to utilize storage containers, don’t forget to label them. This will help to ensure that you know exactly what’s inside of each container and that the items make it back to their designated home once you are done using them.
Need Help Organizing Your Garage
Have you tried organizing your garage, but just haven’t been able to achieve the results you were hoping for? The Pretty Neat team can help. Our team of organizers can tackle your garage so your cluttered, catch all space will be a thing of the past. Who knows… maybe you’ll even be able to park your car inside the garage!
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help organize your garage.