Organize Your Garage

As with all organizational projects, the first step is to de-clutter.  Garages often tend to be dumping grounds more than other areas of the house.

Here are 6 categories that you may find helpful in organizing: Keep , Keep-but belongs in another part of house, Donate, Sell, Trash/Recycle. Try to make a decision with each item as you come to it. For larger items, a charity may come get it, or you may have to call a service company  to haul it away. As you’re going through this process, think about how you want to use your garage – parking, work area, lawn and tool  storage, etc.

If you want to park your car in the garage, pull it in and mark off the space before you start adding things back in.

Now it’s time to organize the items you’ve decided to keep. Categorize the items by putting like items together i.e. lawn equipment, tools, etc. Then determine where in the garage you will want it kept.

Decide what type of storage products you may need to purchase. Wall storage is good utilization of space for a garage. There are a lot of good items on the market. There are all kinds of shelves, peg boards, hooks, drawers, etc.

After you have everything set up, label where things go so that everyone in your family knows where to find things. It also helps thing get put back in the right place.