Garage Organizing Tips from a Pro

Hey there, fellow garage aficionados!

Are you tired of tripping over old bikes and tools every time you step into your garage? Well, fear not my friends, because today we're going to talk about organizing that garage like a pro.

Assess The Situation

First things first, let's assess the situation. Take everything out of your garage and lay it out on your driveway like a big ol' mess. Yeah, it might look overwhelming, but trust me, it's going to be worth it.

Now, let's get rid of the junk. Do you really need those old newspapers from 1985 or those broken lawn chairs? Probably not. Donate or toss anything that you don't use or haven't used in the last year. And for those things that you just can't seem to part with, put them in a box labeled "nostalgia" and store them in the attic.

Categorizing Your Things

Next up, let's talk about categorization. Group like items together, such as all your gardening tools, your power tools, your sports equipment, etc. This will make it easier to find what you need when you need it. And if you're feeling extra fancy, invest in some cute little baskets or bins to keep things even more organized.

Now, let's talk about the art of stacking. When it comes to storing your tools, it's all about creating a stable base. Start with your larger items at the bottom, and then stack smaller ones on top. And don't forget about those long-handled tools! Keep them in a separate spot, or invest in a handy dandy tool rack to keep them all in one place.

Cool Garage Gadgets

Speaking of organizers, there are a ton of cool gadgets out there to help you maximize your garage space. From ceiling storage to wall hooks, the possibilities are endless. And if you're feeling really fancy, you can even install a custom garage storage system to make your garage look like a professional workshop.

Lastly, don't forget about the floor space. It can be easy to overlook, but that space is prime real estate for your car or other large equipment. Just make sure to keep a little broom handy so you can sweep up any dirt or debris that might accumulate.

And there you have it, folks. A perfectly organized garage that would make Bob Vila proud. Just remember to keep up with it and resist the urge to just throw things in there willy nilly. Your future self (and your car) will thank you. Happy organizing!


Free Your Space Professional Organizing is the brainchild of Michelle Garb, a former stand-up comic who became an executive office manager and then professional organizer. Michelle has spent years perfecting an organizing system like no other. Michelle gets to the root of your clutter, disassembles it, and reassembles a neat, clean and organized space.Using compassion and absolutely no judgment, Michelle can help you identify what you need to keep and what items you can let go. She’ll get your home organized into a functional, clutter free space that you’ll be proud of.

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