Top Storage Tips for Organizing Your Garage - Lauren Stratton Realty

Top Storage Tips for Organizing Your Garage

The garage is often a place filled with clutter and disarray for many homeowners. Get it back in shape with our tips to help you get organized and store more. Organize your tools, outdoor gear, and whatever else makes its way into your garage with these smart solutions.

Streamline Your Storage

A garage is an optimal place to organize and store not only garage gear but also off-season belongings. This space recruits a variety of storage options, such as a freestanding shelving unit to hold things like cleaning supplies and dog food and a pegboard for tools to maintain a sense of order. A wooden shelf was installed over the door to tuck away seasonal supplies

Use Shelves Wisely

Storing boots, bins, soil, and watering cans upright on adjustable shelves frees up space and eliminates clutter on the floor. With adjustable shelving, it’s easy to make room for different-size objects as your storage needs change. Simply remount the shelves at different heights to accommodate new items.

Create an All-in-One Workstation

For the ultimate workspace, outfit your garage with a work area that includes a potting table, a metal toolbox on casters, overhead cabinets, and wall-mounted hooks to hang bags and aprons.

Use a Pegboard

A pegboard takes simple tool storage to a new level. An assortment of hooks helps keep frequently used gear at hand, such as the screwdrivers, hammer, and twine shown here

Hang It All Up

Add a bit of color to your garage storage. Paint squares on a pegboard to designate spots for specific items. Hang the pegboard on wall stud and equip it with bins for an innovative storage system. The sideways bins stow often-used accessories that are not easily hung from hooks, such as gardening gloves and hose nozzles. Mount a large bucket to the pegboard for a modern take on a hose reel to boost function.

Use Cans for Storage

Here’s a new job for a trash can: Use the sturdy containers to store messy things such as birdseed, sand, or salt. Place a cup inside for easy measuring. Print letters onto magnetic paper, cut out the letters, and use to label the cans

Try Plastic Bins for Additional Storage

Cohesive and functional, these plastic bins are a practical way to bring organization into your garage. They simply click into place along a slatted wall. Transforming the unused space beneath a cabinet into a neat row of bins for regularly used items, such as seed packets, pliers, and painter’s tape, means never having to search for small items again

Employ Wall Panels

Slatted wall panels allow you to mount cabinets to the wall — without leaving holes in the drywall — and give you the flexibility to reposition them whenever you need. This 24x24x12-inch cabinet can support up to 150 pounds and is coated to resist corrosion.

Conceal Storage Areas

Curtains aren’t just for showers or windows; they are an inexpensive and easy way to neatly conceal garage storage. For a quick fix, install a rod and curtain panels in a corner of your garage.

Use Smart & Sturdy Hooks

A slatted wall panel can increase your garage’s storage capacity by recruiting walls to store large gardening tools. Be sure you use appropriate hooks for heavier items such as shovels, rakes, and power tools.

Organize & Store The Small Stuff

Take a tip from your kitchen and use spice containers in your garage. The petite canisters are perfect for organizing screws, nails, and washers. The clear lids also make it easy to see what’s inside, which saves time when you’re looking for the right object. Mount a magnetic panel to a pegboard to hold the canisters when not in use.

Line Up Items for Easy Storage

Rout holes in wooden display shelves for a convenient place to store miscellaneous items such as scissors and zip ties. These small buckets are well-suited for the task, and they add instant charm and accessibility.

Find a Place for Everything

Simple modifications helped transform a potting bench into a fully equipped workstation. Large holes routed into a shelf now offer storage for everyday tools. A metal ruler screwed to the bench top is always ready for a quick measurement. Jars, hooks, and magnetic clips provide easy access to tools and workshop necessities.

Create a Multifunctional Bench

Combine different storage solutions to make a complete workstation. This traditional potting bench provides a large surface area for working, while a pegboard keeps tools within reach.

Use Hooks

These general-purpose hooks can secure the most unwieldy tools without consuming too much coveted wall space. Mount hooks to a channeled panel with enough room in between to avoid creating clutter or knocking handles.

Try Secure & Savvy Screwdriver Racks

Easy-to-install screwdriver racks keep tools in order. Select a design that displays the tool tips so you may easily identify items at a glance.

 

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