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Tips for an Organized Garage

Updated: Feb 26

Maximizing the use of space in a garage requires careful planning and efficient organization. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your garage space:

  • Declutter First: Before organizing, pare down your garage by getting rid of items you no longer need or use. Sort belongings into categories (keep, donate, toss) and only keep items that are essential or hold sentimental value.

  • Utilize Vertical Space: Install wall-mounted shelves, pegboards, or slatwall panels to take advantage of vertical space. This keeps items off the floor, making it easier to navigate and freeing up valuable square footage. Hooks can hold items like gardening tools, sports equipment, or cleaning supplies, keeping them easily accessible. 

  • Use Overhead Storage: Install sturdy overhead storage racks to store items that are used less frequently, such as seasonal decorations or camping gear. Be sure to keep frequently accessed items at a reachable height.

  • Pro Tip: Don’t install overhead storage systems into engineered trusses as this may void the warranty and present a falling hazard.

  • Invest in Stackable Storage Containers: Make sure you buy bins that can handle extreme temperature changes. If you need visual organizing, utilize stackable clear plastic storage containers to organize and store belongings efficiently. If you're easily overwhelmed by visual clutter, black bins may work better for you. Label the containers for easy identification, and stack them neatly to save space.

  • Build Custom Storage Solutions: Consider building custom shelves, cabinets, racks, and workbenches to fit specific items and tools. Custom solutions ensure you are using every inch of available space effectively.

  • Create Zones: Divide your garage into different zones based on functionality. Designate areas for parking your car, storage, a workshop, or a home gym. This organization helps prevent clutter from spreading throughout the garage.

  • Optimize Bike Storage: If you have bicycles, use wall-mounted bike racks or hooks to keep them off the floor and save space.

  • Label and Categorize: Properly label all storage containers, shelves, and zones to help you easily find items and maintain an organized space.

  • Keep High-Traffic Areas Clear: Ensure high-traffic areas, such as the entrance and path to the car, are kept clear of clutter. This makes it easier to move around and access items without obstructions.

  • Regularly Maintenance: Set aside time to maintain your organized garage. Discard or donate items that are no longer needed and reorganize when necessary.

By implementing these tips and maintaining an organized garage, you can maximize its space, create a functional environment, and enjoy the benefits of a clutter-free and efficient space.

If you want help, please reach out to our professionals at Progress LLC. We assist clients from start to finish on their garage upgrades.


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