So, who knows how to organize your garage? I mean REALLY organize it? I did just that when we were preparing to put our house on the market last summer and it’s high time I apply some tried and true tricks to our new, over-stuffed garage. Bwah! Seriously, it’s time. Now that spring has made her mark, and summer is almost here, I’d say we get to finishing all those spring cleaning and organization projects we started. Who’s with me? The reality is that many households focus on spring cleaning in the house, but neglect the garage. That poor old cluttered garage is just one area many of us tend to forget or at least put off. You know this girl has. Summer break will be here before we know it, so it’s important to make sure we focus on getting our garage in shape now. Who wants to do that in the dead of summer? Not I! Never fear. These tips for how to organize your garage will surely help you get it ready for the warm weather months that are nearly here!
In fact, I’ll be making use of these myself this weekend and I’ll be sure to stop back in with an update. You may remember that we moved into a new home last fall and we are smack dab in the middle of so many projects at the moment. New window coverings are going in. Sod is going down, not to mention new mulch and flowers to spruce up the landscaping . Did I tell you about the new outdoor light sconces that are going up too? And what about the new flooring? EEEK! Our plates are definitely full, but I know a cleaned out and organized garage will make us feel so much better even as we’re mid-project with so many other must dos on our list…
How to Organize Your Garage
Take it all Out
Your first step for how to organize your garge is to take everything out of the garage and place it in your
driveway. Gather the family and go through every single item that’s been taken out of the garage. If you
haven’t used an item in the last six months or since last spring season, it needs to go into a trash, donate or
yard sale pile.
Secondly, you’ll want to create zones for various items in your garage. Organization is all about
removing clutter and making sure what you’re keeping has a home within the garage. You can label
areas in the garage using a label maker or cardboard signs. Once you have created each zone for the
items you’ll keep, you can move onto the next step in how to organize your garage.
Give It a Home
Hang those Bikes
Many families have bicycles for their kids and sometimes the adults too. Try to hang the bikes from your
ceiling using mounts or a free post in the garage. This will surely free up space and keep those bikes
from tumbling over on you as you work to spring clean your garage.
Make a Tool Wall
Using boards and clips, you can easily store miscellaneous tools and other small items on the wall in
your garage. Gather up all of the tools that you want to keep. Once you know which tools to hang on the
wall, you can trace each tool so that the whole family knows where to return the tool when they use it.
There are many storage bins made for the purpose of outdoor storage, some are even poolside storage
bins. These work great inside the garage during spring cleaning season to hold your potting soil, bicycle
helmets, swim gear and other supplies that always seem to clutter up your garage.
More Organization Inspiration
There you have it, a few easy tips for how to organize your garage. If you make use of them, you’ll feel great about opening that garage door AND you won’t have to stress about your neighbors catching a peek of your unorganized space. Just sayin’. Instead, they’ll see a clutter-free garage that you’ll be proud to show off all summer long!
And for more organization inspo, check out our tips for how to organize your car!
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