Tips For Organizing Your Garage

When you're deep-cleaning your home, you might not usually include your garage, but a little bit of organization will go a long way. The best way to maximize your garage space is by using specially designed storage items such as bins and shelves. These products are made to hold all of your garage essentials, such as paint cans, car cleaners, and even rakes and shovels.

Not only will taking the time to clean and organize your garage give you more space for all of your outdoor and automotive items, it will make it easier to find the items that you need. You'll longer have to dig through and around boxes and other junk to locate your garden trowel or child's bike.

Less clutter will also minimize the chances of having unwanted house guests, such as spiders and mice, which like to hide and burrow in boxes and dark corners. If the thought of organizing your messy garage seems daunting, buy the necessary storage items and break the project up over several weekends.

Here are some simple ways you can keep your garage clean and organized: 

1. Storage Cabinets 

Large steel storage cabinets that you can place anywhere, such as in a corner, will come in especially handy if you have a lot of tools or use your garage as a workshop. The durable metal cabinets come in a variety of sizes and some offer shelves and interior door pegboards for additional storage.

You can save even more space by buying a wall-mounted steel storage cabinet instead. You can also buy cabinets that feature locks if you are storing valuable items, such as power tools. 

2. Wire Racks

If you're looking for a basic garage storage option and don't need to store a lot of heavy-duty items, wire racks may be for you. The inexpensive-yet-durable racks are available with two or more tiers and are ideal for holding gardening supplies, plant pots, paint cans and painting supplies, such as trays and rollers. 

The tiered racks will allow you to group similar items together and within reach. 

3. Track Systems 

You can install multiple track systems, which are long strips featuring specific accessories for hanging items, along your garage wall. You can customize the tracks with the just the re-positional items that you need, such mesh baskets for paint brushes, pens, pencils and other small items, and a variety of tool and utility hooks. As your needs change, you can update the accessories. 

For more information, visit a service such as The Garage Project.