Garages can easily become a catch-all area for a home. Finding garage storage solutions can be the ticket to wrangling in the valuable tools/stuff and getting rid of the junk.
Here are some solutions that will set you on the right track.
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Wall Control: This US company creates metal pegboards that can organize just about anything you can think of…tools, kitchenware, crafts, paint equipment, gardening tools, office supplies, laundry and closets. The pegboards are durable, attractive and customizable.
Here is a look at a before and after in our own garage storage situation. Cody is a welding engineer, so his welding space is an important place in the garage. The 4ft metal pegboard value kit made his space beautiful to look at and high functioning. It was easy to install, and we are so excited about the end result.
Here is a look at a custom garage organizer from Dixie Designs. This could be a great option if you work well with wood and have a larger budget.
If you want more inspiration for getting organized check out this post about having a house of order. Part of organizing your garage will be to decide what is worthy of keeping and what needs to go. I always suggest three piles to help you stay on track as you declutter. Check out the guide here. Remember that it isn’t always about what you buy to organize everything, but actually only keeping the things that serve you and your family and then taking care of those things well.
Tips: Think about the things in your garage in categories. Here are some typical ones to help you get started:
- Tools (store by function, like gardening, automotive, painting, etc.)
- Camping/Recreation: This would be bikes, sports equipment, tents, chairs, balls, etc.
- Seasonal: Holiday decor or things that you only pull out for certain seasons
Of course, your garage may require other categories, but try to keep things together that will help you find them when you need them. Too many times garages become black holes and the item ends up getting bought again anyway, so keep everything simple and accessible.
I believe the products I have recommended will aid you in being more organized, but I hope, more than anything, that you will practice letting go of things that you don’t need and take care of the things you use.
I hope you feel inspired to organize your garage and work spaces so that you can spend less time frustrated and more time creating or enjoying!