Organise your garage with these 5 simple tips

If your garage currently feels like an impenetrable mess of boxes, garden tools and who knows what then it's time to get organised.

Clear the clutter from your garage

The more space you can create, the easier this job is going to be. Good ideas to create more space are holding a garage sale, donating items to charity or just throwing things away.

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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 then rummaging through a seemingly endless line-up 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 will make finding the right size screw so much easier.

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 will make them easy to find and keep your bench clear.

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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.

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. 

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