5 Quick Tips to Organize Your Garage

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Our garage is much more than just a place to park the car. It’s our woodshop, our paint studio, a preschool bike track, and our storage unit. When we moved into our new house, I “gave” my husband full control over the garage- it was HIS place… But, as the years go on, I’m realizing that I use our garage just as much as my husband does. I seem to always be working on a project that uses some sort of power tools or paint, which I always do in the garage. I figure since I work in the garage just as much as he does, I am just as responsible to keep our garage organized. So today I want to share 5 quick tips to organize your garage. 

1. Use your wall space!

Get those shovels, rakes, and extension cords off the floor and on the wall. 

I picked up The Rubbermaid FastTrack 5 piece Kit from Target. It is on sale for $28.89 (reg. $33.99) from May 18, 2014 – May 24, 2014 (the discount is available in stores only from 5/18-5/24)

 I installed the entire system without my husband’s help, thank you very much. (I did need his help to take these pictures).

All you do is find a stud (or two), and screw your rail right onto the wall.

 Then click your hooks onto the rail, as far apart as you want them.

 And go to town organizing your junk.



2. Organize your lumber.

Garage Storage Lumber Cart

I am in LOVE with this lumber storage cart from the cutest ever sisters, Shanty 2 Chic. If you are a scrap hoarder like me, or just have a lot of lumber, spray paint, and tools laying around, you are going to need to build yourself one of these babies!


3. Organize your sports gear.

Sports stuff storage

My kids are starting sports (we have 6 games/ practices this week between our 2 kids), and the balls, mitts, helmets, and other sports gear is getting a little out of control. I love this system from Family Handyman. This is definitely on my list of things to build.


4. Bins are your friend.

Jen, from I Heart Organizing used these amazing plastic bins (see through, no less), to organize all the random little things she had hanging around her garage. Such a great idea, and so quick!


5. Keep it “Clearly Labeled”

Clearly Organized

This tip comes from BHG. These little containers are perfect for loose nails and screws. The thing I love most about them is that you can see what you’re looking for, instead of digging through boxes or buckets trying to find the right thing.


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