Organizing your garage may seem like a never-ending project, beginning with needing a garage door repair, and ending with a pile of holiday decorations and workout equipment in disarray that you never get the time to sort through. Using our tips, you will get your garage functional in no time!
How Do I Organize My Garage?
Decluttering your garage is the first step to getting it organized and functional. The best way to declutter your garage is to set aside a day or weekend where you can really dig into the project and finish it all in one go, so that you only have to take one trip to donate, recycle, or throw away anything you’re getting rid of.
Once you have the time to do so, set up piles for things you want to keep, things you want to donate, things you want to throw away or recycle, and things you want to sell. Try not to overthink which pile to put each item in; if you have to think about it, you probably shouldn’t keep it.
Pack up the items you want to donate and get rid of, and take them to the donation center, recycling center, or landfill as soon as possible. Plan a yard sale or list the items you want to sell online.
How Can I Organize My Garage DIY
Once you have the items you want to keep set aside, it’s much easier to figure out the best way to organize your garage. Depending on your interests and hobbies, as well as the size of your property, you may have a lot of tools, outdoor equipment, sports equipment, large outdoor toys, and infrequently used or seasonal items. Since each garage is unique, each DIY garage storage solution is going to be unique as well.
Some common ways to organize your garage include:
Utilizing Wall Space – By adding shelves and hooks that make it easy for you to hang and store most of your items along the wall, it leaves more space for your vehicles and other large items.
Ceiling Storage – Ceiling storage is a great solution for items that you don’t use often, such as seasonal decorations, or things that are bulky, like kayaks.
Tool Storage – The type of tool storage you need is based on both the tools you own, and what tools you plan on buying in the future. If you have a hobby like working on cars or carpentry, you may need a much larger space set aside than someone who only has a few lawn and garden tools.
Creating Designated Spaces – When everything has a place, your garage is much more likely to stay organized than if everything is put away haphazardly. By creating specific spaces for different types of items, such as seasonal decor, sports equipment, tools, and lawn and garden supplies, you are able to make sure your garage is an area that is accessible and where it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. You can add a workbench, a mudroom area, a pegboard, and even a special place for toys.
While organizing your garage is going to be as unique as your garage itself, a universal need is making sure your garage door works properly. While organizing, you will want to make sure that you don’t have a broken garage door or garage door opener. Garage door repairs can easily be scheduled for the same day you are organizing your garage.
Garage Door Installation or Repair
If your garage is inaccessible, all of the organization in the world won’t be enough to make it convenient. For garage door needs, including garage door installation and garage door repair, contact Austin’s Greater Garage Doors for a free estimate. We are a locally owned and operated company, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.