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Any homeowner with a garage can tell you that it is often the place where junk seems to pile up year after year. From outdoor toys and tools to just general clutter, your garage can become a mess in very little time.

You may not think that you have enough room in your garage to carve out any dedicated space to do actual work, but with a little effort you can create your own workspace in no time at all. It could be time to clear out the clutter and get organized, and we can show you how.

Use Creative Storage Methods

If you are only piling items on your garage floor then you are missing out on a lot of potential storage space. With a simple shelving unit you can easily store different sized tote bins that can keep your items off the floor and easily accessible. Consider hanging your bikes from the ceiling with customized bike hooks, giving you much more room underfoot.

You can organize your workbench area by mounting a tool board above it to hold all of your smaller hand tools, and store some of your bigger equipment on a shelf underneath. Don’t forget about your walls and ceiling. Get your rakes, shovels and other tools up off the floor and hang them on hooks right on your walls.

If you’re looking at buying a welding table for your garage, don’t just choose a big, bulky stationary model, look for a portable welding table. Certain tables allow you to fold them up and wheel them to the side of the room, or even hang it on the wall to keep it out of the way. Storing tables in this way when you’re not using them can really help keep your workspace as spacious as possible.

Get your sporting equipment, lawn tools, welding equipment and other items sorted and efficiently stored right in your own garage. Leaving your garage a mess can invite moisture, mildew and critters that you want to keep out of your home. So let’s get started turning your garage into a space-saving workspace that you can be proud of.

Purge & Clean

The first step to organizing your garage is to sort through what you have. Choose a fair weather day and start pulling items out and setting them in piles according to category. This is the best way to visually take in everything that you have, what you need and what you can get rid of. Anything that is no longer used, is broken or needs to be in proper storage can be laid out and sorted through with ease. Professional organizers will advise you to make 4 separate piles to help you purge your garage clutter. One pile to keep, one to sell, one to donate and one for the trash. You will be surprised at how quickly you can pare down what will ultimately go back into your garage space.

Once your garage is empty, it’s time to clean. Dust down the walls and rafters, give the walls a wipe down, and mop the floors. You will want to start with a clean slate once you are ready to start putting your items back into your new space.

Use Creative Storage Methods

If you are only piling items on your garage floor then you are missing out on a lot of potential storage space. With a simple shelving unit you can easily store different sized tote bins that can keep your items off the floor and easily accessible. Consider hanging your bikes from the ceiling with customized bike hooks, giving you much more room underfoot.

You can organize your workbench area by mounting a tool board above it to hold all of your smaller hand tools, and store some of your bigger equipment on a shelf underneath. Don’t forget about your walls and ceiling. Get your rakes, shovels and other tools up off the floor and hang them on hooks right on your walls.

 

Create A Workspace

One of the great things about having a garage is being able to work on projects that can’t be done inside the house. If you don’t already have a workbench, you can build or buy one to suit your needs. Make sure that you install the lighting that you will need to comfortably work in your new dedicated area. A small stool or chair can keep you comfortable working on your crafts or projects for hours at a time.