Garage organization is not difficult nor is it expensive. It is however, essential if you want a clean space where everything is relatively easy to find. Whether you have a large garage or just a small space, there are many things that you can do to utilize that space and give yourself a bit of additional storage without taking up the area that you need for cars and other items.
For many, cleaning and organizing the garage is a mundane task that is so dreaded it simply never gets done. We have found a collection of different ways that you can easily and quickly get that garage in good order. Not only are these methods easy and effective, many of them will cost you nothing but a little time.
From hangers for your garden tools to adding a splash of color to brighten up your dull garage, we have just the tips that will make organizing and cleaning that area a joy and something that you will want to brag about when you are finished.
Metal Racks Hold Wrenches Securely
You can purchase, if you don’t already have a spare, a metal clothing rack from any store and use it for keeping your wrenches organized. Just hang the rack on the wall and the wrenches will fit on the hangers. This is a cheap and very easy way to keep those wrenches within reach but out of the way. Via: Familyhandyman – Clever Tool Storage Ideas
One Well-Organized Wall
Organizing the garage does not mean that you have to use all of the walls for storage. You can utilize just one wall and create a great organization center for practically anything that you need to store. Metal cabinets and shelves are a good start and you can add labeled totes or baskets for items that need a permanent home. Via: Versastyledesign – Shelving that works hard and looks great!
Plastic Cups on a Pegboard
Plastic cups that you can pick up for $1 for 3 are a great way to organize tools and other items. You just have to mount them on the wall or better yet, on a pegboard. Just drill 2 holes in each cup and secure to the pegboard using zip ties. You can create an entire board filled with cup storage to keep all of those smaller items organized. Via: Flickr
Paint the Floor Decoratively
If you really want to dress up your garage space, why not paint a decorative pattern on the floor? No matter what your garage flooring is made of, you can paint it – unless of course it’s carpeting but why would you have carpet in your garage? Anyway, painting gives the garage a fresh new look and if you choose to stencil in a few designs, it will look like you’ve had it customized. Via: Paisleywallpaper – Renovation
Label Metal Planters for Storage
Metal planters look great in the garage and when you add whimsical labeling, they create an attractive yet very functional organization center. Just label each planter with whatever you plan to put inside. Labeling is essential in organization and the planters can be painted if you want to make them perfectly match other shelving or whatever you have in the garage. Via: Housetohome – Modern utility room decorating ideas – 7 of the best
Add Inexpensive Storage Baskets
If you have a Dollar Store in your area, you can pick up these really cheap metal storage baskets that are great for getting the garage organized. Just mount them to the wall and then add a label or two. You can keep loads of smaller items in them so you can always find what you need. Via: Familyhandyman – DIY Tips for Your Garage
Use Colorful Duct Tape
Ok, so duct tape comes in so many different patterns and colors today that it is just as much fun as it is functional. You can get sheets of colorful duct tape and use it to dress up boxes in your garage. Instead of boring, white or cardboard boxes, you get colorful fun boxes that will help to make your storage a bit less boring and a bit more attractive. Via: Diyhshp – Duct Tape Fun
Choose a Corner for Organization
One single corner can help you to completely organize your entire garage. Just add a workbench, shelving or whatever type of storage that you need. be sure that you utilize wall space with hanging baskets or pegboards and before you know it, you will have a perfectly organized garage where you can find what you need quickly and easily. Via: BHG – Workshop Zone
Get a Gear Track
Tracks are a great way to keep things organized and out of the way. Whether you hang them high on the wall or on the ceiling, they allow you to utilize space that would otherwise be wasted. You just have to mount the track and then add whatever you want to store. The hooks are great for keeping larger items like bicycles organized or you can hang bins or baskets from them for smaller items. Via: Amazon.com – Gladiator GarageWorks GAGPUB2PPY Geartrack Pack for Garages