When it comes to home organization, the garage is often the very last priority. That’s because it’s the place that holds all the equipment and extraneous possessions that won’t fit anywhere else. Think about it: When you rearrange the living room, you toss the tired accessories and outdated furnishings into the garage. There they join the folding chairs that don’t fit in your hall closet, the seasonal decorations that get displayed a few weeks a year and the leftover supplies from your last craft project. When you clean out closets, your out-of-season clothes are packed into bins that take up more garage space. Add all these unneeded items to the necessary outdoor gear, sports equipment and gardening tools that live in the garage and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
So where do you start to get your garage organized? And what’s the best way to create a place for everything in this catchall space?
The good news is there’s hope. In reality, most garages are blank slates for organization. While they may not offer built-in cubbies, cabinets, shelves and storage solutions, they’re ready and waiting for you to add your own. Take a look at the attached infographic to get five great ideas for straightening up your garage. Use them to make the most of the square footage and create organization that makes it easier to find what you need, when you need it.
Author bio: Ashley W. Smith is Managing Director for Garadry. He formed the company in 2009 and launched the Garadry website in 2015 to meet the needs of the growing consumer base in the U.S. Garadry designs its own range of innovative weather seal products for anybody with a garage/commercial door.