Tips for Decluttering and Organizing the Garage

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As many of you know, the garage can be a hot spot for clutter and mess. A few boxes of Christmas decorations here, some extra tools there and all of a sudden, your garage becomes a warzone where the only empty space left is taken up by your car.

The garage is a tempting place to put things that are seldom used. However, sooner or later the things begin to pile up and you get a headache just by thinking about the amount of work you need to do to organize it.

It doesn't have to be that way though. Here are multiple ways to help you organize the clutter in the garage and maybe even create more space.


Ladder storage:

The one thing every household should have is a ladder. The problem is, we seldom use it and it takes up a large amount of awkward space. A solution for this is to build a ladder storage. Another advantage to this kind of organization is that it protects your ladder from outside elements such as rain, rust and dust etc. Imagine not having your hands covered in a mixture of dust and water after using the ladder for 30 seconds.

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Use the wall:

What most homeowners don't realize is that most of the clutter they have on the garage floor can be transferred to an organized wall. Items such as heavy yard tools and bikes can be neatly hung against the walls. This allows easy access to the tools and better visualization of where things go. Being consistent with putting back certain tools in the same spot decreases the chance of them being lost.

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Build an upright storage corral:

Some items we use more than others. An example would be sporting equipment and different types of balls. By building a crate with dividers, more often used equipment such as footballs, basketballs, volleyballs etc. will stay cleaner and have better accessibility for the kids. Consider building this near the garage door.

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Sliding ceiling storage:

With the holiday season coming up, many of us have to dig through boxes to find our ornaments and Christmas lights. If this system were put into use, then everything would be easier. Depending on how many columns you want, you can store multiple plastic bins.













If you STILL need space in your garage after these tips, consider visiting a local storage facility near you.

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