As January comes to an end I wanted to leave all of you with some really great ideas for organizing one of the (sometimes) DIRTIEST places in our homes… the Garage. The average garage houses 2 cars, but leaves very little space for actual tools, sports equipment and storage bins that may also need to be incorporated into this multi-functional space as well.
Listed below are a handful of helpful, inexpensive ideas for you to use the next time you start thinking of ways to maximize your garages storage space.
These budget-friendly boards aren’t just great for framing up houses anymore, they can work mega-overtime when storing ladders or shoes! With just a few 2-3 inch-long drywall screws and a drill you can rig up lots of clever projects to store bulky or clutter prone items up and out of the way.
The same concept works fabulously for building simple wall or ceiling storage systems for large and small storage bins as well.
Generally finding any way to remove items from the floor of your garage is a sure-fire way to make sure that your space stays free of clutter later on. So here are some basic, yet clever ways to organize that will hopefully lend themselves useful to your garages organizational system:
1. Attaching a simple piece of wood to your garage wall with hooks for tools, bags and coats is a great money-saving solution when needing a quick way to store items.
2. Purchasing pegboard, cutting it to the size you need, painting it a happy color and hanging your most frequently used tools on it, makes for functional AND pretty storage!
3. Hanging durable, sturdy metal buckets or tins along a wall with vinyl labels in your garage is a great way to make sure that all of your organized items stay neat, tidy, and get put back in their proper places after use.
4. Magnetic strips (usually used for storing knives in the kitchen) can be hung on a wall or on the side of a workbench, for unique, smart space-saving paintbrush storage!
Really, when organizing your garage, the best part about it, is that you can get as creative as you want! From using recycled baby food or peanut butter jars for keeping track of extra screws and hardware, to stretching out bungee cords between wall studs for sports ball storage. Anything goes! So get creative and start thinking up some budget-friendly solutions for YOUR garage organizational system that will work for you and your family.