Pro Tips on Organizing Your Garage

An external shot of a well-organized and clean three car residential garage.

Create a Game Plan & Stick to It

When it comes to organizing your garage, you need a game plan and a strategy. It’s critical to determine what you want your garage setup and arrangement to look like ahead of time and to work towards that goal. Preparing in advance can save you time, stress, and even money.

There are many reasons homeowners decide to clean their garages. Some want to get rid of clutter. Others want to free up space for new tools and workstations. Whatever your reasons may be, you’ve come to the right place! Mr. Handyman of Northeast Johnson County specializes in hauling, reorganizing, and installing garage infrastructure and goods. We can even rebuild sections of your garage from scratch.

De-clutter & Minimize

When deciding the worth of your garage appliances and tools, consider the utility of each item. Garages tend to fill up with spare parts that have been discarded and forgotten about: old pain canisters, cardboard boxes, and decrepit garden tools. Some of these items are still useful, but many are superfluous and unnecessary.

We recommend considering how you’ll want to organize your garage, what items you plan to keep, and how you will rearrange everything when it’s time to put things back into place. Removing clutter will open a tremendous amount of free space. The last thing you want to do is misuse the newly freed space.

Compartmentalize by Categories

One of the savviest strategies when organizing a garage is to separate your belongings into categories. By separating the power tools, sports equipment, gardening supplies, vehicle equipment, and miscellaneous objects into distinct piles, you will help cut down on frustrations associated with rummaging through messy heaps in search of misplaced items.

Sell, Donate, or Discard

Compiling your belongings will also reveal duplicate and excess items you no longer need. In fact, it might be easiest to divide each category into belongings you want to sell, hold onto, or donate. There are more options than ever when it comes to selling secondhand goods. The Internet offers numerous marketplaces where goods are constantly exchanged, including Craigslist, Offer Up, & Facebook Marketplace.

Don’t forget that you can always throw a garage sale or donate your things to a charity, such as Goodwill. In many circumstances, the time it takes to resell goods is not worth the money you’ll earn. Keep focused on the main objective – reducing clutter to revitalize the functionality of your garage. There’s nothing wrong with making a buck along the way, but don’t let this process derail you from the primary goal.

The hardest part of cleaning any space is finding the nerve to dispose of gratuitous things that are just taking up space. Don’t hesitate to ask yourself whether an object still serves its initial purpose or if it is simply collecting dust in the corner. Many items lose value over time, and if you have no intention of using something soon, the chances are its value will only continue to depreciate. More likely than not, many unnecessary objects end up creating complications by taking up valuable space.

Putting Everything Back Thoughtfully & Properly

Once you’ve removed and discarded all your unwanted possessions, you’ll be ready to clean and reorganize your garage. When it comes to reorganization, we recommend factoring in possible renovations you can make to boost access and functionality. Designing your garage’s layout with precise planning and foresight can help you optimize the space and maximize convenience.

There are countless storage solutions to apply to your garage. Installing shelves, hooks, cabinets, and ceiling-mounted storage units can free up space and offer the aesthetic appeal of tidiness. The specialists at Mr. Handyman of Northeast Johnson County have the tools and skill set you’re looking for to design and install new shelving, cabinets, and hooks.

We can install:

  • Bike Hooks
  • Overhead Storage
  • Bin Systems
  • Wall shelving units
  • And much, much more!

Our team is willing and ready to custom-build garage storage solutions that suit your vision and needs!

Want to hire a handyman to help reorganize and renovate your garage? Call anytime! Let our professional and experienced technicians lend a helping hand!