If you’re lacking storage space in your home, you’ve probably started using your garage as the central storage location. And like many homeowners, your garage is so full that your car won’t even fit. Although your garage is spacious and can hold all of your extra items, it would be nice to actually use it for it’s intended purpose.
Don’t worry! We’ve provided some great tips from DoItYourself.com to help you maximize your garage space.
Get Rid of Your JUNK
The first step to organizing your garage is to rid yourself of all the things you no longer need or use. If you have old-clothes or magazines that have been in a box hidden deep in your garage for the past five years, chances are you won’t be using them anytime soon. Having a garage sale or donating your old items to the Salvation Army or Goodwill is a great way to help others as you’re cleaning your garage. As the saying goes, “one person’s junk, is another person’s treasure!”
Use Storage Containers
Plastic storage containers are a great investment when you’re organizing your garage. The bins will allow you to sort your items together so that you know where everything is later on when you need something in particular. The storage containers are stackable, which will help you maximize your storage space.
Use Available Wall Space
Installing shelves and hanging items are two great ways to use the empty space on your walls. Shelves are really inexpensive and easy to install. Once your shelves are up, you can organize your items by using small plastic bins or boxes.
To hang items on your wall, you can use hooks and clasps that are found at your local hardware store. The hooks will allow you to hang items such as rakes, shovels, brooms, and even your athletic equipment.
Now that you have these great tips on organizing your garage, put them to use. Once your garage is clean and organized, you can finally use it to store the most important item of all, your car! Happy Organizing!!!
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