Tackle the Garage: Tips for Storage and Decluttering

Is your garage unorganized? Transform your space with these easy decluttering tips that will change your life!

If you have ever organized your garage before, you know how daunting of a task it can be, especially if you do not have any plan in place. While you may have been waiting to tackle this task for a while, now is the time to do it. Below, we will go over some tips for storage and decluttering your garage and trust us, it is not as painful as it sounds.

Clean Out Your Garage

Before you can organize or declutter your garage, you need to clean it out first. Yes, that means everything. It is best to do this on a weekend where you have time as you will need to remove everything from the garage.

As you do remove everything, take an inventory of what you have and throw out any items that are dangerous, empty, or expired. Once done with that, take a moment to sweep out the garage, clean the floor, and make any needed repairs at that time.

Photo: Jackson Design & Remodeling

Create a Storage System

One of the hardest things to do is to organize your garage if you do not have a storage system in place. One ideal storage system for any garage is a pegboard which is a great way to repurpose your garage. You can purchase these boards from the home improvement store in several sizes. In addition, you can cut the pegboards into useable sizes and place them in multiple areas of your garage.

Once the pegboard is hung up in place, you can then use it to hang up your paintbrushes, tools, and more. You can even hang cans or small containers to keep washers, bolts, and hardware in.

Another storage system that you can add to your garage is cabinets. These cabinets can keep your items out of sight but provide you with the space you need to store them. Many individuals like cabinets because it allows them to keep their items organized and park in their garage at the same time.

Photo: Flow Wall System

Setup a Station for Car Care

If you are someone who lives in a place, like Pittsburgh, PA where it is seems it is always dirty on the roads and you like to clean and wash your car at home, you should think about a car care station for your garage. This way when your vehicle isn’t in Pittsburgh car storage for the winter, you have all of your items in one place to keep it clean while your car is out on the road.

If washing your car is not something you like to do, consider other stations you can setup for your use such as a gardening station or something similar. No matter what station it is, everything you need will be at your disposal and organized so that you can find it easily.

Photo: Jaksa Builders

Use Retractable Reels for Your Wires

We all use wires and they can get in the way. Not only that, when you roll them up, they take up a lot of space. A large reel attached to the wall that is retractable can make cleanup and storage of your wires easy.

Get Started Today and Have an Organized Garage Tomorrow

The above tips will help you quickly get your garage in order and you can enjoy a clean and decluttered space.

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