Your garage tends to be the catch-all for extra supplies and household items. Sometimes there is so much stuff it is difficult to find what you need. The best way to solve this problem is to organize items you use all the time and store away those things you don’t. Here are three tips to help you get your garage looking great.
1. Put All Your Tools Together
There are many types of tools needed for home repair, auto maintenance, gardening and crafts. The best way to make these accessible and organized is by using a shelf or cabinet with spring loaded casters so you can move it anywhere you need. This is a great way to keep all your items available any time you need them and makes them easier to put away.
2. Group Like Items Together
Most garages hold a variety of seasonal supplies. Snow shovels, gardening tools, items for washing your car and even your kids’ toys are scattered everywhere. Instead of searching all over for one thing, group everything together. If you have shelves, put all your gardening tools in the same shelf area, store the ice melt and snow scrapers on another. Create a spot down low for your children’s outdoor toys that’s easy for them to put their things away.
3. Label Storage Containers
Plastic storage tubs are great for storing items that you infrequently use, such as Christmas decorations or paint. Labeling your containers makes it much easier to find what you are looking for when the time comes. Put a large label on the front, side, and top of the container. Put the title of the category of items in large letters, and below write what specific items are in the box. This way, you know right away if it’s Christmas lights or fencing supplies.
Organizing your garage is necessary for finding supplies when you need them. By putting your tools together in a rolling cart, organizing your shelves with similar items, and properly labeling storage boxes, you are sure to be able to find anything you need.