How to Save Space in Your Garage

List: Posted: 09/14/11

The garage is one place in the home that easily becomes cluttered and disorganized.  However, with a little time and creative use of the space, it's possible to maximize garage space, while keeping things organized. 

 

Hang Things Up

 

One of the easiest space-saving tips for a garage is to make use of hanging storage.  Using wall-mounted hooks for storing bicycles, and utilizing hanging shelves can really help save precious space in the garage.  Visit a home improvement store to check out your options.

 

Declutter Regularly

 

Another thing to remember when trying to save space in the garage is to get rid of unwanted items as often as possible.  Often, the garage ends up being filled with items that are never used, and just a year is all it can take to go from neat to cluttered.  A quick purge once a month can be a great way to create more room by getting rid of unwanted items.  Things you no longer need can easily be donated to a charity shop, or sold at a yard sale.

 

Install Shelving

 

Installing shelving can also help save garage space.  Shelves can be used to store tools, holiday decor, and other items that are kept in the garage.  Also, plastic bins are great for holiday decorations, photos, and even memorable items.  These can be purchased at a dollar store and are a cheap way to organize your life.

 

Reorganize Recyclables

 

Something as simple as organizing recyclables, or even trash receptacles, can make a huge difference in the garage.  With a little time spent reorganizing things, your garage can be much roomier and user friendly.  Whether you just want to be able to park your car in it, or you use your garage as a workshop, it's important to keep it neat and clean at all times.

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