Inexpensive Ways to Organize a Garage

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The garage usually becomes the messiest part of a home because all sorts of things get dumped in there, from old toys and tools to broken appliances. However, the garage is still a place to keep many useful items, but some people don’t bother with keeping the garage neat because they think that in order to keep it organized, they have to spend on expensive storage units. Garage organization can be achieved inexpensively by using simple storage ideas that can be combined together or used alone depending on your needs.

Peg Boards

  • Inexpensive and available in most hardware stores, peg boards are one of the best additions to a garage that needs organization. They are simple to install and can hold many different items from small brooms to folding ladders. Peg boards can be cut to size, painted and attached to wall studs to cover entire garage walls or certain sections of a wall. You can purchase several hooks to attach to the boards and hang tools and other items that are often used for easy accessibility. In addition, you can attach large hooks on peg boards to hang larger items such as bicycles and skateboards.

Shelving Units

  • Shelving units are sold in most hardware stores and are made of different materials, such as chrome or wood. They can be attached to the wall and are often used to store items, such as baskets and boxes. Shelving units are also ideal for items that you want to keep out of reach especially from children because they can be installed high up against the wall. The most important thing to consider when installing shelving units is to make sure that they are strong enough to hold the weight of the items that you will be placing on them.

Peg Rack

  • A peg rack is a series of aluminum pegs attached to a horizontal wooden panel that is then secured to a wall. A peg rack is ideal for hanging large and heavy tools, such as shovels, rakes and ladders. However, it can also be used to hang other items, such as hats, scarves and jackets. A peg rack keeps large items organized in one place and work best in garages with a lot of large tools that are used often because they allow you to easily access and store heavy tools.

Glass Jars

  • For nuts, bolts, nails and other small items, glass jars in different sizes come in handy to keep your garage organized. Although they can be bought in a store, you can recycle glass bottles from what you have at home from old jam, tomato or even pickle jars. Thoroughly clean the jars with soap and water, remove the label and dry. Keep the lids to close the jars securely once you have your items in them.

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