Do you park your car in your garage, or is it more of a storeroom? Are you afraid to open your garage doors, for fear of what will tumble out?
Well, if it’s the latter, I hope today’s post will help. I’m talking garage organization today! I’ve got some great ideas and they don’t require you to buy a big, expensive organizing system.
In my garage, I needed storage and a work surface, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.
I found this cabinet at our local Habitat Re-Store for (drum roll!) $25! I couldn’t believe it. I added the countertop, which just came from a big box home store, which was about $50.
I labeled each drawer with chalkboard labels (which I already had). That way, if I change what’s in a particular drawer, I can just erase it and re-label it.
For about $75, I gained a ton of storage and a great work table.
Need a place to store tools?
I love this pegboard tool storage cart from Mom4Real. It’s easy to make, and totally portable to any project you’re working on.
Store bicycles and ladders on heavy-duty hooks on the wall:
Those hooks are easy to install and they get those bulky items off the garage floor.
Add some shelves for larger items, such as paint cans and garden equipment.
And you have an organized garage!
You might even park your car in it!
Are you inspired to organize your garage? Here are the steps I followed:
1. Figure out what storage you need first. I knew I needed some drawers and cabinet space for tools, hardware, and paint supplies. When you know what you need to put away, you can buy (or build) the best storage.
2. Empty the garage completely. Put back only those things you need or will use, and put them in their designated new storage place.
3. Create zones. Above, I have one area for tools and paint and one for garden equipment. That way, I always know where to look for what I need.
4. Don’t forget to sweep up leaves and other debris from the garage floor. It looks much bigger when it’s clean!