A lot of people use the garage as a storage space. Most of the time the garage is unorganized and messy. Purchasing a few items can help you organize and clean up the chaos. Organizing your garage will take some planning and work, but you will soon have it in an orderly fashion.
Start by getting rid of everything that is not needed or wanted. Sort all your wanted items into piles. Placing small items like hammers, screw drivers and other hand tools together is a great start. Also, sort bigger items like yard tools in a pile. For example, things like shovels, rakes, and brooms could be grouped together. Continue sorting your items and keep in mind where and how you could store them. Once everything is sorted, you will need to find a means of how to store them. Here are a few ideas for storing specific things:
Tools like hammers, screw drivers, and wrenches can be stored in translucent stacking drawers. If you prefer something more durable, then you should try Bisley collection cabinets. If you have a lot of nails, tacks, screws, and other extra small items you should try a 27 drawer storage cabinet. These are great for sorting and separating really small items.
Cord wraps are great for wrapping extension cords or hanging folding chairs, step ladders and other folding equipment. These are also great to have because they make it easy to access your belongings. You can find many brands of cord wraps in home improvement stores. Storage hooks and racks are excellent for hanging brooms, rakes, shovels and other yard equipment. You can use inter change multi use hooks for other items like ladders. Aluminum bike and ladder lifts or even horizontal folding lift racks can save floor space. These items help store your bicycles and ladders up on the wall or ceiling.
A slat wall platform or peg board system can be hung on the wall. These help provide space for hanging other items. Garage shelving units, utility cabinets, ball and bat storage racks, and fishing rod holders are some other storage options. Plastic containers with lids are also good for storing all kinds of things. Once you find a way to store everything, you should also think of how to arrange your items in the space. Plan a layout and determine where you will place your cabinets, slat wall platforms, peg boards, and other storage containers. Remember to label all your containers so you can find items easier. Once you have everything in place it will be easier to keep your garage organized.