Storage Tips for the Garage

If you aren’t taking advantage of garage storage opportunities you’re missing out. It’s easy to de-clutter and transform your garage into a well-organized space that does as good of a job storing your tools and sports equipment as it does storing your car.

Below are our suggestions for easy garage door storage solutions. Most of these ideas can come to fruition within a day, so you can have an organized garage in no time.

Declutter. Take a cue from Marie Kondo and toss out anything that you aren’t using. Place everything in a pile in the driveway, or anywhere outside of the garage, and then carefully consider what you want to do with each item.

Before you begin, have a game plan that includes an eBay profile should you decide to sell items on that platform. If you’re donating items to a thrift store do it immediately, and if people are picking up items you’re parting with, have them do it ASAP. The key here is not to give yourself any time to have second thoughts, because if you do, the items are liable to go back into the garage again.

Clean. With everything cleared out of the garage, now is the time to deep clean the space. Start with the ceiling, removing all cobwebs and dust, wipe down the walls and floor, and gently wash the garage door avoiding any garage door parts.

Add pegboard. Once your garage is clean and decluttered, it’s time to start adding storage solutions. One of the most inexpensive and easiest ways to add storage to your garage is with pegboard installed on a wall. You can find pegboard at your local home improvement store. Add wire brackets to hang tools, gardening equipment and other items you need within easy reach.

Install a fold-up table. It’s easy to transform your garage into a multifunctional space. One of the fastest ways is to install a fold-up table. Attach the table to a wall and fold it down when you need to do a little work.

Use it to lay out tools while you’re gardening or while you work on your car. You could even open up the garage door and use the folding table food and drinks during a backyard party (which is a great way to have fun while social distancing).

Use home organizers. Any organizer you use in the home can also be used in the garage, especially if you get creative. Check out IKEA for inexpensive yet durable cabinets designed for bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens and use them in the garage instead. Shoe and closet organizers work great in the garage as well.

Consider the ceiling. Don’t forget that you can create storage on the garage ceiling, too. Add a shelf system high on the wall for seasonal items like holiday decorations or hang wire shelves from the ceiling. Note: You’ll want to measure your space first to gauge how much room you really have.

Need a more elaborate storage system for your garage? Give the team at All Island Garage Doors a call. We have been helping homeowners choose the best storage system for their garage for decades and we’re happy to help you choose the best for your garage, too.