cluttered garageGarages can accumulate a vast array of odds and ends, it becomes cluttered and an eye-sore. so get busy and try these 5 quick way to organize your garage.

Plastic Storage Bins.

Store books, toys or board games. These work well for almost all type of odds and ends. Some come with lids that help to keep mice or insects out of them. They are inexpensive, colorful and work well when storing away items. Be sure to label them especially if you can see through the plastic.

organized garageOrganize Space into Specific Areas

Divide your garage into specific areas, for example, one area for garden tools, another area for seasonal items like Christmas wreaths, work tools in yet another area.

Organize by Frequency of Use

How often you use an item could be another way to organize your garage. For instance, if you use garden or other outside tools often, then you might want to keep them toward the front of the garage. If you have items that you seldom use like seasonal items such as Christmas wreaths and Easter basket, you may want to store them on the side of your garage. 

garage storageLock Up Toxic Items

Toxic items should be kept locked up and out of harm’s way from your children and pets. A designated container with a lock is considered to be one of the safest and most efficient way of keeping toxic materials; at least until you need them no more. 

Need box, bins, shelves and more to get organized?

Thrift  and Dollar Stores have many great organizing items such as boxes, dividers, sacks and other items that help clean up a garage. Often the prices are low and the items very helpful.

pegboard organized garagePegboards helpful when organizing a garage.

Pegboards are a good way to get items off the garage floor or in the corners of a garage. Keeping tools on a pegboard gets them out of the way and keeps them in a handy location where they can be reached easily.

Keep It or Toss it?

Ask yourself, “Do I really need this?”  when was the last time we used this?  if it hasn’t been used in 3 years odds are you don’t need it ( unless it’s aspecialized tool) toss it away or donate it to the Salvation Army or the Red Cross.

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Karen James

Kare James, Phd is an educator, child developmentandparenting specialist a the IMPI, International Maternity and Parenting Institute.
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