Quick Garage Storage and Organization Tips

Still working on getting those holiday decorations stored? Or did you resolve to be more organized this year? We’ve compiled a list of tips to help kick start your spring cleaning.

First, donate, discard or recycle items you no longer need or use. Then, store items you use only once or twice a year – the attic is a great place to store items such as holiday decor. Supplies and equipment you use often can be easily stored on shelves in the garage. If you need a quick solution and aren’t looking to build something permanent, shelves like these from Costco are a good option:

wire shelvesThe Container Store also offers several options to help customize your storage space. It is always a good idea to anchor this type of shelving to the wall.

Next, to quickly find tools and cords when you need them, hang them up by installing hooks, pegboard or a tool organizer. Both can be purchased at a local hardware store, such as Lowe’s.

tool organizerpegboard

Finally, keep small items such as small toys or nails in labeled buckets. Store toys in lower buckets, so they are within reach of the kiddos.

buckets

Have you found other solutions to quickly and easily store items in your garage or a shed? Let us know in the comments!

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