These tips will make garage organization not only painless, but also satisfying.
With everything in its place, you'll have more space for projects, cars, and storage.
1. Maximize storage with minimal space
Need ideas for how to store all those long-handled tools like rakes, push brooms, and snow shovels? A Tool Max wall hook does a lot with just 2 inches of wall space. Stop lining your garage with yard tools and give them a designated home that takes up very little space.
2. Organize hoses and cables
Not only is it a tripping hazard to leave loose cables around, it compromises their life span. Kinks in hoses can lead to leaks, and bent wires can break insulation, which is a fire hazard. Use hook and loop fastener utility straps to wrap up loose cables and hang them safely on a hook.
3. Hang bulky power tools
Your grass trimmer and leaf blower shouldn't live on the ground or against the wall; hang them from a wall organizer instead! This keeps your tools safe, your garage neat, and your car out of danger of being dinged.
4. Organize hand tools
Smaller tools can get lost in the depths of a workbench drawer or a cluttered toolbox. Straighten up that mess with a hand tool organizer, and keep your most used tools handy. With so many slots for screwdrivers, wrenches, drill bits, and more, you can tailor it to fit your needs.
5. Store drills by your workbench
When you're working on a project, you need your tools close by. Attach a drill rack to the side of your workbench for handy drill storage that doesn't take up wall space.
6. Stow items overhead
You need all the wall and floor space you can get for the important stuff. That's why overhead storage is a great option, especially for items you don't use too frequently. Use an overhead storage rack to put away ladders, saw horses, and more.
7. Install shelving
Putting up heavy duty shelving gives you extra storage where you need it without compromising floor space, like other shelving units and cabinets. This can be a place for all the gear that doesn't already have a home, like paint cans, toolboxes, and storage bins.