9 Brilliant Garage Organization Tips - Engineer Mommy
Apr 262017
 

There are certain times of the year, where I am downright embarrassed by the state of our garage. One of those times is right now! As spring rolls around, I find that our garage has been filled with all sorts of random stuff throughout the winter: kid’s toys, patio furniture, lawn care equipment, and so much more. However, the good news is that it isn’t impossible to tackle the garage in one day. With the right systems and a solid plan, the garage can go from a cluttered mess to beautifully organized in no time.

9 Brilliant Garage Organization Tips

9 Brilliant Garage Organization Tips

9 Brilliant Garage Organization Tips

1. Empty it out!
Start by emptying out the garage as much as possible. Clear out the boxes, the large equipment and any toys/furniture lurking inside. This step may be time-consuming, but it’s a necessary step.

2. Get rid of stuff!
Discard items that are broken, expired or otherwise outdated. For items that are just no longer needed, consider giving the items to charities that accept donations.

3. Group together!
As in all organization processes, be sure to group like items together. Keep all the balls together, all the toys together, all the tools together, all the lawn equipment together, etc.
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4. Clean!
Give the interior of the garage a thorough cleaning. Sweep the floors and wipe the surfaces. You will be surprised by what has accumulated in the garage during the cold days of winter. I really like this product for the garage floor.

5. Install a pegboard!
Install a pegboard to make it easy to store all those random tools that you need. The pegboard will make it easy to see all your supplies at a glance and serve as function wall decor.

6. Hang up bikes!
Got bikes in the garage? Store them vertically with a smart system like this. This will free up space on your garage floor and keep your bikes readily available for all those spontaneous summer rides.
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7. Corral balls!
Storing sports balls in the garage? Use a smart system like this one to keep everything neat and tidy.

8. Use labeled bins!
Use large plastic bins for everything else. I have a large pile of these bins in the garage. I use them to hold a bunch of smaller items. Of course, I have them all labeled so it’s easy to always find what I’m looking for.

9. Beautify the room!
Make the garage a beautiful place. The garage doesn’t have to be a functional workhorse. Make it a beautiful, inviting place to be by adding a bright pop of color to the walls or adding some cute pictures.

Indeed getting the garage to a clean, organized state is not difficult or complicated. It only takes several hours of time and some elbow grease. Make some time this weekend to clear out your garage and organize everything beautifully.

In fact, my husband and I will be doing just that this weekend. We will have my parents come over and stay with the kids for a few hours. We will be going through everything in there and that place is cluttered and quite messy at the moment. I’m a bit nervous about how long / difficult the process is going to be, but it needs to be done. Plus, I know the satisfaction of having it all neat & tidy will be amazing.

So, tell me: How does your garage look right now? Does it need a good organizational overhaul?

Thank you to Boat Angel for partnering with me on this post. All opinions are mine alone.







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19 Responses to “9 Brilliant Garage Organization Tips”

  1. I love this so much. You would die if you saw our garage right now. There is stuff just thrown everywhere and it’s in desperate need of these tips.

  2. Spring is the perfect time to get the garage organized and looking good. I love the idea of adding bright pops of color to make the garage more inviting.

  3. I was glad to see that I was doing a number of these tips already. There were a few I had not thought of yet so I was glad to read this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Always amazes me how many people have a garage that they can’t park their car in. I have a husband who is great about keeping the garage organized and clean. Your tips are wonder.

  5. It’s time for spring cleaning at our house so I will absolutely be putting these tips to use over the weekend. Peg boards are one of the best ways we keep our garage organized and try to keep it from being too cluttered.

  6. Great recommendations for garage organizations. I think this is also applicable in organizing any part of the house.

  7. These are such great tips! I need to apply them to our basement because that’s where all our storage and bikes are … and it could use a clean-out 😉

  8. While I don’t own a home, my boyfriend does and he could benefit from all of these tips!

  9. its that time of the year, spring cleaning, its up and out in my opinion. All great tips for the garage and the rest of the home. Okay not the bikes and balls but the other tips.

  10. I love your idea to use a pegboard! I’ve seen some really cool & practical ideas from friends and it looks like it really helps to organize & save space!

  11. We actually cleaned our garage out not too long ago. I am sure it could still use a little organization though.

  12. My garage has always been organized and I have applied all your tips here. Tip no. 2 is really helpful.

  13. Its so easy just to dump everything in the garage. But these are great tips to liven it up and make it a more functional place.

  14. I don’t have a garage, but I have a backyard shed that is pretty ridiculous! I will definitely be using some of your tips!

  15. My parents need to read this post. Their garage is just a big storage place at this point but one day I know they will want to organize it.

  16. Oh yes, my garage needs a major clean up and overhaul. We’ve been keeping stuff in there that we don’t use anymore. I think a garage sale would do me good. I will add this to my weekend projects.

  17. Hanging up the bikes would be a good idea and so with installing a peg board. However, I guess those bikes would be hung for so long. The weather is getting better and soon, we’ll be on our bikes again.

  18. I was just attempting to declutter my garage recently. I hung my bikes up and it made such a big difference.

  19. We don’t have a garage. My parents do and they have been quite the packrats over the years. They recently cleaned it out and filled a dumpster.

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