9 Ways to Declutter Your Garage 


Garages are often seen as the dumping ground for all the clutter and junk we accumulate over the years. Before we know it, we’ve got boxes piled up to the ceiling, tools scattered everywhere, and barely enough room to park a car. It’s time to take back control of our garages and organize that junk once and for all.  

Here are 10 ways you can organize the junk in your garage to reclaim your space. 

1. Declutter:

Before you can organize anything, you need to get rid of the things you don’t need or use anymore. Go through all the items in your garage and sort them into piles of things to keep, things to donate or sell, and things to throw away. This will give you a better idea of what you’re working with and make it easier to organize the things you’re keeping. Once you’ve completed this step, contact us to take away the junk you don’t need. 

2. Group Similar Items Together:

Once you’ve decluttered, group similar items together, such as gardening tools, sports equipment, or power tools. This will make it easier to find what you need when you need it. 

3. Use Vertical Space:

Most garages have plenty of unused vertical space. Use shelving units or hanging organizers to store items off the ground and make more room for your car. This is a great way to store items that you don’t need to access regularly. 

4. Utilize Wall Space:

Another way to use vertical space is to install pegboards or wall-mounted racks to store frequently used items, such as hand tools or paintbrushes. This keeps them within easy reach while freeing up valuable floor space. 

5. Use Clear Containers:

Clear storage containers are a great way to store items while still being able to see what’s inside. Label each container with its contents so you can easily find what you need. 

6. Install Overhead Storage:

If you have high ceilings in your garage, consider installing overhead storage racks. These are perfect for storing bulky items like seasonal decorations or camping gear that you don’t need to access frequently. 

7. Create a Workbench:

A workbench is a great addition to any garage, providing a dedicated workspace for DIY projects or repairs. Install shelves or cabinets underneath the workbench to store tools and supplies. 

8. Install Cabinets:

Cabinets are a great way to hide clutter and keep your garage looking neat and tidy. Install cabinets along one wall to store items that you don’t need to access regularly, such as holiday decorations or camping gear. 

9. Use Magnetic Strips:

Magnetic strips are a great way to store small metal items like drill bits or screws. Install them on the wall above your workbench or on the side of a cabinet to keep them within easy reach. 

Ready to reclaim your garage? We’re happy to help! Contact us today. 

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