5 Garage Organization Ideas That Will Make Your Life so Much Easier

Do you ever find yourself walking into your garage looking for one particular item only to be greeted by a mess? Are your family photo albums buried under last year’s Christmas wrapping paper alongside the boxes of clothes you meant to donate? If so, we have five storage ideas that will make your life so much easier and you can get them all done in a weekend!

1. Labeled bins

The first step with organizing anything is knowing what you have. Take the time to look through each box and purge what you don’t need or use. Then from there you can begin to organize. Once you know what you want to keep, you’re bound to have a few extra empty bins or boxes that can be cleaned out and repurposed into organized and labeled bins.

2. Nuts and bolt jars

You probably have a tool box full of screwdrivers and hammers that are easily visible, but what about all those nails, bolts and nuts that have found a new home on the bottom of the box? Instead of digging for them every time you need one, place them in repurposed old mason jars or empty soup cans, so you’ll be able to access them at anytime.

3. Chalkboard paint cupboards

Liven up your garage with a coat of chalkboard paint on your built-in cabinets or wooden storage bins. This way you can temporarily label what’s where, and save time searching for what you need. And if you’ve got any leftover paint, section off a portion of your garage wall and paint a small chalkboard to keep lists of what you need or what projects you want to knock out.

4. Pegboard wall

If you have the space, pick a wall in your garage and hang a piece or two of pegboard.  It’s one of the most cost-effective and easy-to-hang organizational tools that can be purchased at your local hardware store. Hang tools, cleaning supplies, a first aid kit or even paint brushes and take comfort in knowing that everything you need is in plain sight.

5. Sliding ceiling storage

If space is an issue for you, consider using your garage ceiling for storage. Your local hardware store will have easy to assemble ceiling storage kits that will help you move the items you don’t regularly need out of sight, and will help free up more room on the ground for the items you do need more often.

So, roll up your sleeves and get to work on cleaning and organizing your garage. But be sure to have some fun with it and take pride in knowing you’re reducing clutter from your life!