Arizona is famous for it's wide open spaces, great heat and gorgeous skylines. Wouldn't it be great to implement wide open spaces into your home organization system? The best place to start creating more space in your home is with the most cluttered area... Yes, the home garage. You know the one? Piled high with boxes of junk and tools that haven't been used in years?
We can help you minimize the clutter in your garage and create a wide open spaces like an Arizona skyline in your garage with the next ten tips for garage organization!
Garage Organization Tip One: Donate What You Don't Use!
If you haven't used an item that has been stashed away in your garage for over a year, just get ride of it! There is no reason to hang on the items because you might need it one day. If that "one day" attitude keeps up, you might one day be showcased on hoarders!
The best way to start getting rid of things is to empty the garage and start sorting into like with like piles, as shown in the video above.
Garage Organization Tip Two: Have A Garage Sale for the Things You Aren't Donating!
This tip will allow you to go through your garage storage one more time before organizing everything back inside the garage. You will be amazed at how much money you can make off of things you have had stored away for years! People love a bargain and a garage sale can be a fun experience in the fine art of haggling! Follow these ten tips on having a successful garage sale!
Garage Organization Tip Three: Set Up Floating Garage Cabinets!
Floating cabinets are elevated off of the garage floor and can protect your storage belongings from pests, weather damage and other harm. To install floating cabinets you can hire a professional garage organizer or you can DIY with tutorials found online!
Garage Organization Tip Four: Install A Slatwall System
Slatwall systems get all your sports gear, tools, etc. off the garage floor and onto the walls, which creates wide open space in your garage. Garages usually have tons of open wall space, so why not utilize it to the fullest extent? Slatwall organizers are versatile and completely functional, so you can hang everything from long handled tools and sports gear to extension cords, ropes and tiny screws!
Garage Organization Tip Five: Create an Inspiring Workspace!
You can create a wonderful work space in your garage with a few shelves and a custom workbench! Add in bright colors or something that inspires you to get your creative juices flowing. Even the workbench alone can be a great inspiration. Many garage organization professionals offer a variety of custom workbenches that can be designed for your unique needs!
Garage Organization Tip Six: On The Open Wall Pegboard Storage
A pegboard is an obvious choice for garage organization. You can paint it to create style and use a number of different pegs for functionality. Pegboards are great for garage storage because they can hold little cups for screws, nuts and bolts. You can also create a pegboard that is designed for gardening or auto mechanic tools. Personalize it the way you want and create more space!
Garage Organization Tip Seven: Wide Open Garage Floor Spaces With Overhead Storage Systems!
Open up your garage floor space by utilizing overhead storage racks. Overhead racks allow you to organize your belongings in bins and totes that are placed up high and off the floor. Everything is still within reach and you can use labels for a quick guide on what is stored in which bin! Create a DIY overhead system or hire a pro that specializes in garage overhead rack installation!
Garage Organization Tip Eight: Incorporate a Mini Mudroom for Garage Storage!
A mini mudroom area in your garage is not only a great place to store shoes, umbrellas, backpacks, etc. it is also aesthetically pleasing and can increase your home value! People love to buy a home that already has organization systems in place. A mini mudroom can be personalized to your family's style and encourages kids to keep belongings tidy. You can hire a custom cabinet builder to install a mudroom or get creative and DIY!
Garage Organization Tip Nine: Store Bikes Properly
Bikes are great fun and a healthy, environmentally friendly way to get around. Install a bike hanging system, utilize your slatwall system or create a bike rack out of pallets, as shown below!
Garage Organization Tip Ten: Create Open Shelves for The Tools You Use Most Often!
For the tools you use most often, store them on open shelves for easy access. You can add simple wire shelving racks to your garage space or have a custom garage designer come in and install shelves for you! Whatever you choose, just remember to keep it organized!
No matter the storage systems you choose to use, the important thing is to maximize your garage space like an Arizona skyline for increased organization! You don't have to keep a crammed garage, wide open spaces and organization are possible!