Has your garage become a storage center for everything but the kitchen sink? Do you have a hard time finding things? Are you tripping over everything? An organized garage can be a great space for storing the extras and tackling outdoor projects. Here’s how to get started: - Keep similar items together in designated areas; sports equipment, gardening tools, power tools, etc. - A workbench, with drawers and cupboards, gives a work surface and stores tools and supplies. An island workbench on wheels gives a movable work surface, with storage underneath. - Install shelving up high or above the garage door to hold seasonal, or rarely used items. These can hang from the rafters, or be mounted to the wall. - Cabinets with doors will make the space look neater. These can be short to hold a large power tool on top, or tall to store long items. Old fashioned lockers give a neat look to a garage. - Floor cleanup is quicker when items are hung up or placed on shelves. Specialty hooks are available for hard to hang items like sports equipment and gardening tools.
For more organizing solutions from Professional Organizer Bev Chandler, visit C&C Organizing. www.ccorganizing.ca