A Guide to Garage Organization After the Summer

To organize your garage, use these tips.


Once again, it’s that time of year: the days are growing shorter, the leaves are beginning to change, and your garage is completely disorganized from all of your summertime activities. Spend your wintertime not stumbling over debris and wondering where you left the ice scraper. Take advantage of one of the final summer days to organize the garage and reconsider what belongs there.


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It makes sense to clear out everything in your garage that isn’t very big or heavy before you start arranging. This will simplify the sorting (and deleting) procedure in addition to providing you with a complete understanding of what’s within. Sort the lawn tools into one section of the driveway, the bikes and outdoor equipment into another, and the auto care supplies into still another. Make a pile of items you no longer need for Goodwill.


After that’s finished, use the time to thoroughly clean your now-empty garage. While using a broom and dustpan is a tried-and-true method, there are a few common items that can help expedite the job. For example, using a leaf blower to remove loose dirt and debris from the floor is a quick and efficient method. Additionally useful is a shop vacuum, especially if you want to minimize dust in the air. Additionally, it can quickly remove cobwebs from the corners of the ceiling with a few hose extensions.


Create a Strategy


Make a plan for what goes where before relocating anything into the garage. In order to avoid having to remove the car from the garage in order to move uncomfortable objects (such as lawn mowers and trash cans), try to group comparable items together and make sure you leave ample pathway space. Continue reading to find storage options that will assist you in keeping things organized if you’re having trouble staying organized.


Move Upward


It is likely that your garage has more wall area than floor area. Utilize that extra space by going vertical with your business.


One of the easiest methods to clear clutter off the floor is using a wall-mounted tool organizer. A five-foot section of rail with adjustable hooks to hang everything from shovels and rakes to folding chairs and extension cords can be purchased at Home Depot for roughly $20. It only takes a few screws to firmly fasten the organizer to your garage wall during installation.


Another option to remove trip hazards from the floor is to install bike racks on the wall. There are many different styles available, but swivel racks are particularly helpful in small garages since they let you swing the bike frame up against the wall. These hangers cost approximately $60 for a pair.


Arrange ‘Em


One common source of garage clutter is sporting goods. A specialized rack is an obvious solution to keep everything confined.


Typically, equipment organizers have distinct storage areas for items like skateboards, helmets, baseballs, and basketballs. You can get more sport-specific if you’d like. Certain racks, for instance, have specific areas designated for items like inline skates and golf bags.


Cost will vary depending on the design you choose, but a complete gear organizer should cost you between $100 and $200.

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