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Tips for garage organization
Tips for Organizing Your Garage

Garage Organization 101

Until recently, the one time my garage looked organized was before I moved into my home. Since then, boxes, tools and stuff I didn't know what to do with clutters my garage badly. Finally, I decided to organize my garage, so I could actually find something in all the stuff collected over the years. Here are the10 garage organizing tips that I discovered, from reusing old kitchen cabinets to building my own hanging adjustable garage shelves.

#1. Organize Your Garage with Steel Shelving

Affordable steel shelving can be assembled into a tiered storage unit for organizing your garage floor space. Attach as many shelves as can fit in the height of your garage. Place the garage steel shelving in corners and against the wall in narrow spaces. This will allow you to organize things in places that would otherwise be wasted. And because the spaces are narrow, nothing else will fit in them or block your access to your garage organizing shelves.

#2. Organize Your Garage with an Outline Tool Rack

You can build a simple outline tool rack to hang your favorite tools and organize your garage. Start by choosing the tools you wish to hang in an easy to find way, for example: hammer, sew, garden sheers. On a square of plywood rest all the objects, organized in the order of your choice. Next, using a pen, outline the tools, then remove them and paint the outline. Return the tools to the outlines and hammer in nails by which to hang them. Complete this garage organization tip by nailing the tool rack to the wall.

#3. Organize Your Garage with Shelf Trucks

A shelf truck is the fancy name given to wire shelving with caster wheels. This simple garage organization idea allows you to store several shelf trucks in a row, like parked cars. When you need to reach the items on the shelves, just pull out the shelf truck you need. In this way you can organize your garage in very little space.

#4. Organize Your Garage with Hanging Racks

Metal arms that attach to your garage walls can be used to hang large objects like skis, bicycles or skateboards. Hang the racks as close to the ceiling as possible to keep the hanging objects well out of the way. Then place a folded step ladder nearby for easy access.

#5. Organize Your Garage with Wire or Metal Containers

Large wire baskets with caster wheels are idea for garage organization of areas under tables or hanging shelves. Store rags, large tools or camping gear in different sized wire baskets. Tuck the baskets under a work table, hanging cabinets or adjustable hanging shelves, then pulled the baskets out as needed.
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