Want to tackle the mess in your garage but aren’t sure that you have time? We think you can organize your garage efficiently with a few smart, time-saving organizing tips. Create the coordinated space you’ve always wanted and reclaim your garage once and for all without sacrificing your entire weekend.
Start With a Blank Slate
The first step of organizing your garage is the most time consuming but will save you time in the long run. Start by moving everything out of your garage and giving the space a thorough cleaning. Seeing your empty garage will help you determine the best organizational strategy to move forward with and give you a chance to declutter. When moving things out, try and put one out of five items in the donation pile. This is also an excellent time to host a yard sale and earn some cash to put towards your new space.
Establish a Design
Create a design plan for your storage solution before heading out to the store. By determining what items will work best for your garage and lifestyle in advance, you can buy the storage and racking systems that will work for your specific space. For example, if you have a family of cyclists, you’ll want to invest in some bike racks to save yourself some floor space.
Separate Your Space into Multiple Zones
Assigning zones within your garage ensures that everything has a well-defined place while creating a synchronized look. Get started by determining what you want each section to include based on your household’s main needs. For example, you may keep all cleaning items in one zone and family mementos in another. If your space is limited, consider grouping zones together strategically and taking advantage of wall-space.
Pair Similar Items
Similar items should be stored together. To avoid misplacing and losing things in the future, be sure to use labels and create a house-rule of putting things back in their place when not in use.
Tall and wide storage solutions such as cubbies and wall-mounted or freestanding shelving units not only save space, but also provide optimal functionality. Consider using attractive bins or baskets to store loose items while enhancing your garage design.
At Larry Myers Garage Doors, we believe that the garage can be as functional and beautiful as any other room in your home. We provide a variety of specialty, simulated wood, and steel garage doors to complement virtually any home design. You can see some of the projects we’ve worked on in the past here. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about our garage door services, get in touch with us today!