Should you redo your garage to gain some space and peace in your life? Does your garage look like a dark hole where you can't find any of the items you know must be there? Maybe these ideas will head you in the right direction.
Things You'll Need
- Storage bins
- Inexpensive shelving
- Used cabinets
- Door mat
- Shoe bins
- Coat hooks
To redo your garage, divide and conquer: Put all items that should be in the trash in the trash! This alone may give you more space. Don't throw away anything that can be donated.
Use storage containers, boxes or cabinets to organize like items in the garage: All soccer equipment can be together. Tools should be in another container, etc.
Put items in areas that make sense: Shouldn't garden equipment be near the garage exit door? Hang as many of these items on the garage wall as you can.
Put a good quality mat near the garage door: This may actually encourage some to wipe their feet.
Place wall hooks near the back garage door so outerwear used regularly can be in a handy spot.
Add a shoe bin to your garage: This will give everyone a place for shoes you don't want anywhere near the house.
Use higher shelves or locking cabinets made for garage storage for dangerous items: If you have cleaning supplies, insecticides and the like in your garage, place these well out of reach.
After you redo your garage, make a list of what you have: If you are putting items in closed containers in your garage, consider making a list of what is where.
Tips & Warnings
- For garage shelves and cabinets-buy used items from garage sales or thrift stores.
- Photo Credit Pat Anthony 2009
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