On this page you will learn how to organize your garage. I find the garage one of the harder things to actually organize and it took me quite a while to have a good system set-up. We actually set up a system last year and in the video later on this page, I am updating and maintaining our garage.
However, let’s start at the beginning with a couple of steps that will help you to organize your garage.
The garage is one of these places you need to invest to utilise the space to its full potential. This means get some shelving from a hardware store (these tend to be indestructible, pricey but once you have invested you are set). We bought wire rack shelving from Bunnings (Australian Hardware store) which has been amazing. It took us two weekends to purchase, take home, set up the shelving but it is adjustable, it hasn’t dated or worn and is super durable.
Note: you will not see me place wire shelving anywhere in my house (yuck) but for the garage, it works as you have big bulky items that you need easy quick assess to. You also want to prevent or minimise the chances of mould etc. growing on your cupboards/shelving in your garage.
Image source: Bunnings
Have a look at what items you own and group these items together.
Inline, with thinking about what do we own?
We also had to think about what we do as a family.
So as an answer to the question; How to Organize your garage? We focused on what we do and the other side of the garage has been dedicated to what we as a family do.
So you can see spots for:
As an organizer, I don’t use a lot of colour coordination and a lot of labeling (I find this just a lot of work and hard to keep this organizing system up). However, in the case of a family garage, I found colour coordinating great. We opted for large storage boxes (really sturdy ones that are hard to break and easy to clean) in a variety of colours indicating a different group of items.
For us this is:
Image source: www.plasticsandstorage.com.au
Make sure you check out the next page in which we organize the garage for the long term and dive a bit deeper into why organizing a garage is initially hard work (both physical and emotional).Home