How to Organize a Cluttered Garage

The main purpose of a garage is to add storage and parking space to your home, but it often becomes a dumping ground instead. The first step in organizing your cluttered garage is clearing out the excess junk that is no longer required. Once you have gotten rid of everything you don’t need it is time to figure out how much storage space you’ll need to store all of your remaining possessions.

Divide your belongings into different piles based on their purpose and how often they are used and then make some rough calculations to figure out how much space you need. Some categories you may consider include daily use items like coats and shoes; seasonal items like holiday decorations, camping gear, and patio furniture; and limited storage items like children’s toys, paint, or other household items.

Cabinets will require a space within a specific footprint and also door-opening space. Measure the space from the car to the walls on each side and factor in space for pathways and opening the car doors as well. These dimensions will help you determine what type of storage you can fit in your garage without losing functionality. Depending on the amount of space you have and what you need to store, there are lots of different style and types of storage to choose from.

Freestanding Cabinets

Freestanding cabinets are a great way organize any garage because they come in a wide variety of styles, materials, size, and shapes. These units usually with casters or wheels for ease of movement.

Cabinet Systems

Allowing for the most flexibility, cabinet systems are available with a wide variety of accessories including workbenches, pegboards, bins, and drawers. They can often be the easiest way to organize a wide variety of items such as gardening supplies, sports equipment, seasonal decorations, car care products and more.

Cabinet System

Overhead Storage

Available in assorted sizes and weight capabilities, these storage racks hang from the rafters or ceiling joists to store seasonal or long-term storage items. Made of heavy gauge, powder-coated steel, most systems have an adjustable height to conform to ceiling slants. Great for large items (such as storage bins and seasonal tires) that take up a lot of floor space, they are easy to use and easy to adjust to the right size.

Overhead Storage


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