6 SIMPLE SMART GARAGE ORGANIZATION IDEAS
HOW TO KEEP IT CLEAN AND TIDY
Have you ever looked at your garage and thought, "Wow. I really need to clean this up!"? If so, then you're not alone! Many people find themselves in the same situation as they are faced with a cluttered space that has accumulated over time. Whether it's just one junk drawer or an entire room of wood and clutter, there is no denying that having a tidy garage can make life easier for everyone involved. If there are no nails or screws on the ground It can help with car tire safety and you can prevent a host of accidents from occurring. To take back control of your messy space, we've compiled six smart ideas for how to organize your garage - and keep it clean and tidy from now on!
Use a Floor Mat
One of the best things about floor mats is how inexpensive they can be - which makes them perfect when you're on a budget. Floor mats come in many different shapes, sizes, colours, and materials so whether you're looking for something durable or simply want one for aesthetic purposes; there's likely something out there just right for your needs. The internet is probably the best place to start when it comes to shopping. If you want garage floor mats to keep the snow contained or to protect it from the mud and rain, there will be specialist websites that can help. It's possible to read Amazon reviews, choose custom sizes and gain one-year warranties. Thanks to stay-put corners and easy-clean products, your garage floor can gain maximum protection.
Use Wall Hooks and Add Shelving
Storage space can often be an issue in garages, including the floor area. If so, you can use wall hooks as garage organization tools. They're a great way to keep things off the ground, with everything visible and easy to find. They are often used for such things as workshop tools, sporting equipment, and gardening tools. It also makes it easy to return things to their proper place once you have finished with them. Plastic wall hooks are inexpensive, but you can also buy heavy-duty metal ones that will last longer if used in a garage setting. They mount to the garage walls with screws or adhesive strips that come included. Another helpful solution is to add shelving all along the sides of your garage to provide extra storage space. You can use them for anything that's not too heavy, including your car's jump cables or other auto emergency kits. Mount the shelves to the garage walls with screws for best results.
Most peoples' garages are full of stuff, which makes it difficult to find what you're looking for. They may be filled with boxes and random items stacked on top of each other in no particular order. Clutter can also cause accidents because people can trip over things or injure themselves with protruding objects. If you declutter your garage, you'll be able to find everything more quickly and easily. If you have the time, empty out everything from the garage and only return what you need. Make sure it is stored systematically this time. You may decide to stack the contents neatly together by category (e.g. paint cans, tool boxes) and to invest in some extra storage boxes and bins.
Clean Up As You Go
Some people create lots of mess while they work and leave everything as it is when they've finished. This means that when they later decide to tidy up the garage, they'll have a lot of work to do. If you clean up as you go, however, the garage will remain clean and tidy. One thing that works well is carrying around an old grocery bag with you for picking up any bits while you're working. When you've finished, spend ten minutes sweeping everything into the middle of the floor. Then put all the rubbish into one place and remove it. If you have an empty bin in the garage, this can be a helpful place to throw things away. If you have one, keep it within throwing distance.
Create Designated Areas
You may use your garage for car maintenance, woodwork, metalwork, hobbies, or DIY. Try and keep things stored in different places according to their purpose. If you have space, do different activities in different areas of the garage too. This will help you keep things more clean and organized. Doors also provide great designated spaces - simply hang pegboards on them with hooks and hangers. They can then contain specific items for specific tasks. Also, invest in some cheap plastic containers specifically devoted to different activities.
Use Labels, Boxes And Bins
There are real advantages to labeling your cupboards, boxes, and bins. They make it easier to find what you need and you can see at a glance where everything is stored. Providing you keep everything stored in the right place, labels can help you discover more quickly whether something needs replacing or repairing. When using labels try not to use more than two colours so they are easier to read when you're in a hurry. Black and white labels work best here. Boxes and bins are great for storing things like nuts, bolts, and screws. If they are all the same size and shape they can be stacked neatly in one place so they don't get lost or scattered across the garage floor. Bins are also good for storing things like tools that you use regularly, including hammers, cordless drills, and screwdrivers, etc. Keep them close to where you work if possible, and make sure the labels are visible from anywhere in the room.
Hopefully, these six tips have inspired you to make some changes in your garage. Why not empty it when you have the time and begin again? Buy some mats, shelves, hooks, boxes, and bins. Put everything back neatly and you'll never regret it. Life will be easier when you work and you'll enjoy yourself more in the process.