Last updated on May 16th, 2017 at 02:41 pm
We all know the main purpose of our garage is to park our car and keep it protected from the elements. Yet the last thing you will find in many garages is a car. Poor organization is one of the biggest offenders keeping us from using the garage for its intended purpose. Check out these 15 tips from Plymouth Rock Assurance and see them for yourself on Pinterest about how to organize your garage. Hopefully with a little work you will be parking your car in the garage in no time.
- Magnetic strips can be placed on walls or near the work bench to organize and store drill bits and small tools like scissors.
- Mount the lids of plastic, or sturdy glass, jars to the underside of shelving for convenient places to store screws, nails, and small items.
- With some scrap wood, you could create hanging areas for recycling bins for easier access.
- A re-purposed paper towel holder is perfect for fast access to garbage bags.
- Brackets made out of scrap wood can hold lawns chairs up and out of the way.
- String bungee cords along a recessed wall or extend out by creating a simple wooden frame and to store sports balls.
- Use corners wisely by creating small shelves perfect for storing boots and work shoes.
- Make a bike shelf out of a few simple pieces of wood to free up floor space.
- Drilling holes in a piece of wood can keep your screwdrivers organized and accessible. You can even color code the handles for flat vs. phillips.
- Securely mounted PVC pipe can make a great rack for holding hoses and tubing. Just make sure it is mounted properly.
- Create sliding peg board shelves for storing small tools, saws and other hand tools under your work bench or in cabinets.
- Cut 2-3 inches of PVC piping at an angle and secure it to a wall. It is perfect for holding long handled tools like rakes, shovels and brooms.
- Use sliding locks to keep your wheelbarrow standing up against the wall and out of the way.
- Use an old over the door shoe rack for storing spray paint cans and household cleaners.
- Build an all-purpose tape dispenser out of scrap wood and a hacksaw blade. Perfect for keeping your duct tape, masking tape, painters tap and more
Remember organization is the key to reclaiming your garage. Depending on your garage, make sure to utilize all available space including above the vehicle. What space-saving techniques do you employ in the house or the garage? Leave a comment below!
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