The garage can easily become a catch-all for items that don’t have a home. Because of that, your garage can become a cluttered space. How can we fix this? Aside from donating or throwing away the items you no longer use, you’ll need some creative ways to organize your garage.
Keep Sports Gear Contained
Sports gear can quickly overflow its shelf, and it can often be hard to keep it under control. Instead, build a cage for your soccer and dodge balls by attaching a top and bottom piece of wood, then drilling holes about six inches apart.
Picture the ball cage at big box stores: bungee cords that are pushed aside to remove a ball. Place these bungee cords in these holes by stretching to reach both pieces. The hooks will stay in the holes you drilled, and you can keep some of your sports gear together and out of the way.
Use an IKEA Hack for Custom Garage Storage
IKEA can get a negative name, but we love the creativity it inspires. When organizing your garage, head to the kitchen or office section. This DIY recap shows how some table tops and shelves can become a unique workspace and storage space by taking IKEA out of context.
Organizing your garage can get pricey, even with a larger budget. Instead of spending a significant portion of your budget on a workspace, try this method for custom garage organization.
Use Narrow Shelving to Maximize Parking Space
A garage may not have a significant amount of additional storage, but it’s still possible to add shelving to help organize your garage.
Narrow shelving may only be eight to ten inches wide, but adding multiple shelves on both sides can add a significant amount of space.
It’s also quite easy to build this shelving yourself. Purchase two to four L brackets for each shelf, depending on length. Then, add a solid piece of wood (or some more IKEA pieces) on top, and you have a garage shelf that won’t interfere with your parking needs.
Garages can quickly become a source of frustration, especially with the limited space many garages offer. Instead of convincing yourself to that your current solution works and disliking its lack of functionality, it’s time to find a new way to organize your belongings and keep them out of your way.