Though the garage is a great place to store tools, yard equipment and off-season belongings, it can quickly become one of the most cluttered areas of a home. It’s seldom given as much organizational thought as its indoor counterparts and turns into the prime spot to dump things to be sorted later or forgotten about completely.
If you’re like the most of us, your car is a five-figure asset you can’t do without. Why leave it outdoors where it can suffer from UV damage, tree sap and vandalism when you can store it in your garage and help extend its life? If you’re one of the many Americans who can’t even fit one car in your two-car garage, there are plenty of ways you can reclaim this space for your vehicle and even have extra room for storage.
With help from Professional Organizer Andi Willis, learn how to transform your cluttered garage into a space used to its full potential.
In this video, Andi will focus on four main steps:
- Group Like with Like
- Create Zones
- Go Vertical
Recognize Your Garage’s Value
Before you begin organizing and decluttering your garage, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions, the most important being what you’d like to get out of your garage. If you’d like to use both spaces in a two-car garage for vehicles, using vertical hooks for storage can be helpful. If you’d like to reserve one space strictly for storage, you can be a bit more lenient about using boxes and storage containers in lieu of hooks.
The key points of garage organization include deciding what to toss and what to keep, and creating zones so you’ll know where everything is located. By clearly labeling everything and making sure similar items are grouped together, you won’t have to search endlessly through piles of junk to find what you need.
Be sure to keep an eye out for more home organization videos from Andi and other organizing professionals at Uncle Bob’s storage! And, if you still find yourself needing more space than what your garage provides, utilizing an off-site storage facility may be the perfect solution.