Last updated on May 15, 2020 at 11:00 am
The main purpose of a garage is to park your car and keep it protected from the elements. Yet the last thing you will find in some garages is a car. Poor organization is a huge factor that prevents cars from calling their garages home. To solve this problem, check out these 15 tips about how to organize your garage. With a little work you may be parking your car in the garage in no time (hopefully with room to spare).
- Place magnetic strips on walls or near the workbench to organize and store drill bits and small tools.
- Mount screw-on lids from plastic or sturdy glass jars to the underside of shelving for convenient places to store screws, nails and other small items.
- With some scrap wood, create hanging areas for for easier access to recycling bins. This works if you have bins that are a manageable size.
- A repurposed paper towel holder is perfect for fast access to garbage bags.
- Brackets made out of scrap wood can hold lawn chairs up and out of the way.
- String bungee cords along a recessed wall to store sports balls (or you can create a small wooden frame yourself).
- Use corners wisely by creating small shelves perfect for storing boots and work shoes.
- Make a bike shelf out of a few pieces of wood to free up floor space.
- Drill holes in a piece of wood to keep your screwdrivers organized and accessible. You can even color code the handles for flat vs. Phillips.
- Securely mounted PVC pipe can make a great rack for holding hoses and tubing. Just make sure it is mounted properly.
- Create sliding peg board shelves for storing small tools, saws and other hand tools under your workbench or in cabinets.
- Cut 2-3 inches of PVC piping at an angle and secure it to a wall. It is perfect for holding long-handled tools like rakes, shovels and brooms.
- Use sliding locks to keep your wheelbarrow standing up against the wall and out of the way.
- Use an old over-the-door shoe rack for storing spray paint cans and household cleaners.
- Build an all-purpose tape dispenser out of scrap wood and a hacksaw blade. Perfect for keeping your duct tape, masking tape, painters tape and more.
Remember, organization is the key to reclaiming your garage. Depending on your garage, make sure to utilize all available space, including above your car. What space-saving techniques do you employ in the house or the garage? Leave a comment below!
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