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How To Organize A Garage

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Are you ready to get rid of all that clutter and still be able to park your car in the garage? I’m going to give you some life hacks so you can finally get a fresh start and organize your garage.

Your garage is usually the place where people store their stuff when they think there’s no place for it elsewhere. But an unmaintained garage can quickly become a storage nightmare. Use these tips to declutter your garage and make the most of your space!

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Garage Organization

Step 1: Purge

The best way to get started is by taking a walk around your garage and deciding what you need to keep and what you can sell. This might be difficult because it’s hard to remember why we even bought some things in the first place. If it’s not being used often enough, it usually gets the boot.

Need some motivation to go through your belongings? Check out Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

If you’re struggling to be productive with your spring cleaning, try to break it into smaller tasks. This will not only make it easier for you to complete quickly but also save you time in the long run. Get some help if you need an extra set of hands!

When I cleaned my garage, it was all hands on deck within our family. That way it didn’t feel so overwhelming. With everyone pitching in, it went much smoother than if only I did the decluttering.

Getting rid of old tools and other items? You can make money by selling them on Facebook Marketplace or in your local neighborhood group. Don’t want to deal with the hassle and don’t need extra cash? Donate your old stuff to a local charity, thrift store, or church.

Step 2: Organize Your Garage

Once you’ve cleaned up, it’s time to be more organized by adding things like shelves and containers. They’re perfect for storing all of your everyday household items so they’re neat and easy to find.

There are many storage organizers that conveniently hold garden tools like shovels and rakes. These types of shelves come in various finishes like silver and black, so you can match the rest of your decor.

Sort your garage utilities and make sure to organize them so they’re easy to find. Have a workbench or table where everything is laid out and utilize any vertical space you need. It can be tough to free up space on your workshop floor. A good way to utilize vertical space is by installing a pegboard wall so you can hang all your tools up including hammers, screwdrivers, rakes, etc.

If you’re a gardener, grabbing an extra garage spot to use as your garden should help.

Step 3: Keep it going

It’s more difficult to maintain a clean and organized garage, but it can be worth it if your family appreciates the effort. Show them the new setup and make sure there is a place for everything. Label your belongings so that you can better direct family members and friends if they need to put things away.

The more people who get involved in housekeeping, the cleaner your house will be. You should do what you can to get your family on board with cleaning efforts. This will even out the workload and help avoid unnecessary clutter.

Step 4: Make a donate pile

One of the easiest and fastest ways to feel good about getting organized is to make a donate pile.   Items can include those that are usable, so there’s no point in throwing them out.

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Create a donate heap and stop kidding yourself – put items in a box or bag first, and then you can load them into the car without having to worry about forgetting anything.

I always have a donate box in my office. Whenever I find something that is no longer useful to me, it goes into the box. I then have my husband put in my car for Goodwill. Don’t just use a donation box for the garage! Get your whole home organized!


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Step 5: Stop making excuses for the clutter

To avoid the need to start gathering items and lining your walls again, make sure that you overcome the urge to gather more things. If you’re a “things”-person, this idea might be hard for you. But it’s natural – trust me.


If you feel cluttered in your garage, then you’re going to be cluttered in your mind too. Think about what you put into it. It can free up a lot of space for new items and make a big difference. A clutter-free home is a key to clear vision.


Getting your garage organized might seem hard at first but it’s really worth it. A positive mindset about getting your garage decluttered is the best way to make that happen.

Garage organization inspiration

Have you been feeling uninspired? Have a look at Pinterest or TikTok and search for “garage transformations” to find some inspiration! You can find tons of inspiration for your garage. With all the high-quality garage design and decorating tips displayed on this app, you’ll have your own neat/ beautiful/smell-free garage in no time.

There’s nothing wrong with using what has been tried and true from those who have been there before you. Why not use what has worked for others as well?

And who knows? You might just be the next big thing if you share your ideas with others. The truth about staying organized is that we all have to find some inspiration to help us out and then use that in a way that works best for us.

Why not visit my closet organization post or spice organization post for more inspiration? Once you get started, you may not be able to stop working!

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