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A grey themed garage with a toolchest with television, workbench, tool pegboard, storage rack, wheeled cabinet and golf club bag
If your garage currently feels like an impenetrable mess of boxes, garden tools and who knows what then it's time to get organised.

1. Clear the clutter from your garage

First thing's first  get rid of those junk items you no longer need but have been holding on to for far too long.

2. Group similar items together

Now that you've cleared some of the clutter, it's time to group like items together. This will make finding things a lot easier than rummaging through a seemingly endless lineup of boxes every time you're looking for a hammer.

If you have a lot of different size screws or nails, try putting them into an organiser with compartments  they come in all different shapes and sizes  it'll make finding the right size screw so much easier.

Garage shelving with assortment of things hung up.

3. Create zones in your garage

Making specific areas for different things will make your garage a better place to work. Try putting all your garden tools and equipment together, tools should be near your workbench and so on.

Use a pegboard to hang your tools on the wall  it'll make them easy to find and keep your bench clear.

4. Stack tools and other items with shelving

There are plenty of garage shelving options to choose from. Lightweight, heavy duty and easy to put together, garage shelves are a must. And, best of all, if you move you can take these shelves with you to your next garage.

Also, make sure you utilise all available space  try using racks high up on the wall for rarely used items to maximise storage.

5. Create space by hanging items

If your garage has rafters then you're in luck  they're perfect for storage. Try using screw-in hooks to get lighter items off the ground and out of your way, while long pieces of dowel or timber can be easily stored in a length of poly pipe.

And if you've got a bike there are a variety of options, including hooks or hangers to hang them from the rafters, ceiling or a wall. 

Garage shelf.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.