Garage Organization Ideas

Get Rid Of Clutter In The Garage

garage organization tips

Is your garage an utter mess? Do you have trouble finding things in your garage because it is a complete disaster?

If so, you are likely going to want to declutter it as soon as possible. The best way to do this is by implementing some effective decluttering techniques. In this article, we will be going over some of the different things that you can do to effectively declutter your garage.

Garage Declutter Tips:

1. Define Your Space.

The first thing that you are going to need to do if you want to really be able to effectively organize your space is first figure out what your space is to be used for. Ask yourself, “What is the goal for the garage?”

By asking yourself this, you are going to be able to pinpoint a target objective and goal for the garage that you can utilize to figure out how to properly organize it.

For example, do you want the garage to be solely for parking all of your vehicles? Do you want to utilize your garage for extra storage space? Or do you want to create some kind of play area for your children in your garage? These are the questions that you will want to answer before you can take steps to organize and declutter your garage.

sports equipment organizer
Lynk Sports Rack with Adjustable Hooks – Sports Equipment Organizer – Sports Gear Storage. Click on image for more detail.

2. Sort and Purge.

The next thing that you are going to want to do once you have figured out a goal for your garage is sort and purge.

You want to make sure that you are giving your garage cleaning efforts a nice and fair chance by committing to the effort and actually provide honest assessments for your belongings.

Ask yourself questions that will help you understand whether or not to purge certain items.

  • Ask whether or not you need certain items.
  • Ask if it is something that you can replace.
  • Ask whether or not it is worth storing this item.

All of these questions are going to help you figure out what you should keep and what you can throw away and/or purge from your garage.

Note: As you do the sorting and purging, there will be a need for getting up dust bunnies and debris. If it is a small amount, I usually use a handheld vacuum.

If it is a larger amount of debri, a broom and dustpan, upright stick vacuum or regular vacuum come in handy

3. Utilize Vertical Storage.

garage vertical storage
SafeRacks Freestanding Shelf | Steel Shelving Unit | 2’D x 8’W x 7’T. Click on the image to see more info. This comes from Amazon.

If you really want to save space in your garage, you will want to utilize vertical storage such as this Garage storage rack you see above. The garage is one of the best places to create and utilize this kind of storage space. Therefore, you should determine the best type of storage for your situation which will enable you to be able to utilize as much wall space as you possibly can.

The larger items that you do not utilize very frequently are the best items to store higher up in your garage. In fact, a lot of these items might even be able to be hung directly from your ceiling.

Hang the items that you plan to utilize frequently lower, so that you have much easier access to them. By doing this, you will be able to effectively organize your garage so that you can find what you need very easy and efficiently.

garage storage system
Bin Warehouse DFAE2MBW-12TC Compact Storage System – Click on image to find out more.

Final Thoughts

These Garage declutter tips will help you to get rid of clutter in the garage, you just need to make a commitment. First things first, you are going to need to figure out what you want – why are you getting rid of clutter in the Garage. What do you intend to utilize your garage for.

By figuring this out, you should be able to better figure out the best way to organize it and what you really need to keep in your garage. Once you figure all of that out, you can work on purging things from your garage which will do wonders for your organization.