In the US, 46% homeowners have a garage on their property but do you know how many people park their cars in the garage? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25% of the people with a two-car garage at home, do not have enough space to park their cars inside. Also, only 32% of these people have enough space to park a single car inside their two-car garage. The numbers might not seem surprising because intentionally or not, the garage often becomes the junk lot for almost everything.
There are many tools essential for maintaining your house, but you don’t find the space for them inside the house. So you end up dumping all such items in your garage, which appears to be the perfect home for all these essential yet not-always-needed items in the house.
If you have a cluttered garage with no space for parking cars, try our four practical DIY garage organizing tips. These cool tips will help you make room in your garage for what actually matters: your vehicle.
Before you overhaul your garage, make sure you take a look at it. There are endless home improvement ideas, but you choose a few that are practical and best suit your needs. Once you have the ideas, gather all the essentials you need to execute your ideas. Whether you want a pegboard, organize baskets, bike hangers, or store racks, identify your needs, and gather all the material you need to organize your garage.
Deliberately or otherwise, your garage becomes home for gardening tools, kid’s toys, bicycles, and all the things at home that you feel are useless but do not want to throw. Take a look at everything you have in your garage and categorize items.
Place all gardening tools together. Similarly, categorize all your kid’s toys in a particular place. Take out everything that is not essential now, but you may need it in the future. And finally, take note of all the things that you don’t need. Make sure you donate or discard them.
Once you know what you have, it becomes easier to organize your garage. As you organize, make sure you maximize the space by using pegboard, organizing baskets, cabinets, and slatwalls.
A pegboard can be your best friend as you organize your garage. Place it on the wall and hang all your gardening tools. You may also set up your mini car repair workspace and hang your drills, paint brushes, and other tools. You can place a pegboard anywhere in your garage, and it is one of the best ways to maximize garage space.
If you have a built-in cabinet in your garage, you can use it to place storage bins. Label each bin and place all similar items in one storage bin. You can read on the label when you are looking for your kid’s old toys a year later.
Like a pegboard, a slatwall allows you to hang baskets or tools in any order and lets you keep your garage clean and clutter-free.
Once you organize your garage, make sure you organize a maintenance schedule for your garage as well. You can plan and schedule a quarterly or biannual maintenance of your garage.
A clean and organized garage is something many people strive for, but using these tips, you can indeed have one.