According to a recent survey by Mercari, more than 63% of Americans claim they have way too much stuff. Do you count yourself among them?
If you do, you may often find yourself stashing excess junk in the garage. Over time, all this clutter adds up and makes it difficult to utilize that space.
Summer is a great time to get this often neglected area of the home organized. After all, don’t you want to have easy access to your grill, lawnmower, and gardening supplies as the weather warms up?
Keep reading to discover the best garage organization hacks to maximize your space this year.
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Tips for Making the Most of Your Space
If you want to make the most of your garage space, you need to think vertical. Stack storage bins and boxes on garage shelving and label boxes or use clear totes so you can see what’s inside.
Installing Slatwall in the garage allows you to store bikes, tools, ladders, and more off the ground. You can buy Slatwall panels or make it yourself.
Many people use the roof trusses in the garage to store belongings “in the rafters.” Before you think about doing the same thing, make sure you reinforce the rafters so they can handle the added weight.
Garage Organization Hacks Anyone Can Do
Before you begin organizing, you’ll want to take everything out and get rid of excess clutter you don’t need anymore. Once you’ve pared down your stuff, you’ll have a better idea of what you need to organize.
Check out our below suggestions for some clever garage storage ideas.
Pro tip: This is a great time to perform some maintenance and clean the area. Adding new garage doors can really enhance the room.
Organize Cords Using Chains and Coat Hooks
Have a lot of extension cords or garden hoses in your garage? Install a coat hook on your wall and use short lengths of chain to hang and store cords. This way, they won’t get tangled.
Make sure to use wall anchors or find a stud when hanging.
Hang Flat-Back Buckets on the Wall
Flat-back buckets are perfect for hanging on the wall and storing supplies. Stash your car washing supplies or gardening tools inside for easy access.
Repurpose an Old Golf Bag to Hold Garden Tools
If you have an old golf bag around, repurpose it. Store gardening tools like rakes, shovels, and more inside. You can even put gloves and handheld gardening tools in the smaller compartments.
Cut a PVC Pipe and Pool Noodle to Organize Fishing Rods
Fishing rods often get tangled if you don’t store them the right way. All you need to manage them is a piece of PVC pipe and a pool noodle.
Drill 1-in. holes in the PVC pipe for the handles. Space them about 4-in. apart.
Cut slits into the pool noodle for the tops of your fishing rods and make sure they line up. Use a fender washer and some screws to hang the foam noodle on the wall.
Measure the appropriate place to hang your PVC pipe and screw it into the wall.
It’s Time to Enjoy Your Garage Again
If you want to make the most of your garage this summer, make sure to use our garage organization hacks. Soon, you’ll once again enjoy spending time in your garage.
Need more garage storage hacks like these? Check out the rest of our site for tips to make the most of your home!