Home garage organization - ideas and systems

December 03, 2020
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Decluttering a garage, and keeping it organized is a daunting and ongoing task. We tend to store so much in there, that even the cars do not fit in. You'd swear that garage clutter multiplies while we're sleeping. Bigger garages are not really in a privileged position either, as they seem to carry clutter in proportion to their size, which means that it becomes more difficult to keep them in order. 

What with all those holiday decorations that you've given up on ever using because they are buried in garage clutter? The key is to commit oneself to a home garage organization system that is easy to maintain. It's now time to roll up the sleeves and tackle that garage once and for all!


Getting started with your home garage organization



Every organization chore starts with decluttering and cleaning up.

Start by pulling everything out of the garage (starting with your cars). It's not so easy to assess the amount of clutter and work that needs to be done if the cars are parked in the garage.


Sort everything into piles (in the driveway), and according to their use. Holiday items like your Christmas d├ęcor, sports equipment, gardening items, camping gear, tools, household items, etc must each have their own pile.


Once everything is out, scrub the garage clean (and even paint it if necessary). Get rid of cobwebs and dirt. This could be an opportunity to get hold of an epoxy floor coating kit from your nearest home improvement store, or online. This floor coating will upgrade the look of your garage floor (clean and shiny), while also protecting from normal wear and tear associated with garage movement.



While the dust is settling down (literally), and your floor coating is drying, go back to sorting the piles - putting aside anything that you no longer use or broken. Aim to reduce each pile by a half.

Be careful to dispose of any chemicals and paints appropriately and safely.

At this point, you should be thinking about the best garage organizers and solutions that will help optimize your home garage organization. These are semi-permanent garage storage solutions, and they solve the dilemma of not knowing where to put what, in your garage.

 

Best Garage Organizers


1. Garage Shelves


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The wall is your best friend. Think about it, it is the biggest unused space in the garage, and with the right shelving system, it is perfect as storage space. There are also stand-alone shelving units that are perfect in the garage.  They are heavy-duty plastic or metal and can hold the heavier items that are often found in the garage, such as tools and sports equipment.

2.  Overhead storage

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Overhead storage is a great way to get things put away that you don't need as often, such as suitcases or holiday decorations. If you don't want to build permanent shelves, there are hanging shelf units that can attach to the rafters and provide a great storage area.

3. Pegboard

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Pegboard, slot board, or Slatwall are perfect options in the garage. They can have hooks and baskets attached to allow for storage of a variety of items of all sizes. Brackets can be added to place shelves as needed. They can be completely customized to hold tools - both for the garden and the garage, parts, cleaning supplies, and much more.

4. Tool Hangers


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There is a variety of hanging systems to hold tools. There are roller versions that grab the handles and hold them in place. There are also standard hooks that will hold the tool, with the handles hanging down. These will keep the tools out of the way, making things not only neater but also safer.

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5. Sports Storage

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If you have a family involved with sports, there are always balls lying around, as well as shoes and other gear.  Instead of tripping on them, the garage is a great place to store them.  There are specially designed holders for sports equipment.  There are some for balls, bike racks, and more.  There are bike racks that can be mounted on the wall or ceiling.

6. Garage Cabinets

Best garage organizers

Cabinets with a work surface are perfect for the garage.  You can close the doors and hide any possible clutter.  You also have a work area for projects that are too messy or noisy for the house.  Many of the cabinets also come with locks - not only to protect your tools but also to keep small children safe.


How to organize garden tools in the garage?

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Most of us store our garden tools in the garage, but we make the mistake of letting them fall where they may, with no designated space. These are the floor-cluttering nuisance items in the garage. The key is to go vertical and install wall mounts. This will avail more space for other items. You won't lose your gardening tools as much anymore if they are always at eye's length (no more digging them up either when it's time to work the garden).

I hope that home garage organization is not a dreaded task anymore and that this post was useful, please pin or share with friends and family.

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