Here are several helpful storage solutions for Organizing and Cleaning your Garage.
With Spring here, it’s time for some spring cleaning! I’ve been itching to get my garage organized for over a year! Cleaning your garage may not seem like something you’re looking forward too, but like any area of your home, it feels SO nice when it’s done! I’m actually going to share my not so flattering photos of my very messy garage…….because life gets messy. (Unless you’re my in laws, they have the perfectly organized everything…….drat!)
ORGANIZING AND CLEANING YOUR GARAGE
As part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Team, one of our challenge options was “SPRING CLEANING & ORGANIZATION”. I knew right then that this would be the time to force my husband to clean out that darn garage!
I’d been suggesting cabinets for YEARS, but I swear he was born in the depression because “if it ain’t broke” why change or fix it. Things just kept piling up season after season. I guess he thought if both cars still fit, we were good.
CABINET STORAGE FOR YOUR GARAGE
Freestanding storage cabinets were a must! I ordered 3.
Before he could even crinkle his nose at getting new cabinets, I ordered them online from Lowe’s and had them waiting for us at our local store. He and our son put them together which of course is always a good father/son bonding time.
With the cabinets built, it was time to tackle this mess! It’s not completely finished, but I’d say we’re about 85% done and it feels so nice. I noticed we had duplicates of many items, which only goes to prove that you waste money when you are unorganized. (I found 6 bags of moss killer………just sayin’)
It’s not one of those pretty garage organization projects …….. Better Homes and Garden isn’t going to be calling anytime soon, but I’m still happy.
HOW TO ORGANIZE TOOLS
We used a pegboard to organize most of the tools. This makes it easy to see what you have an easy to put them away. I also use a pegboard in my craft room. The boards come in different colors and materials and you can choose what accessories you need.
As you can see, that last shelf and under the tool bench still needs attention and it will get it………soon.
HOW TO ORGANIZE GARDEN TOOLS
This Garden Tool Caddy is genius! It fits neatly into a small space and it holds all of your outdoor garden tools. There was also a Fast Track wall unit I was looking at that seemed very useful.
Organized garden tools shouldn’t make me so giddy, but I really enjoyed filling up this caddy.
It was so inexpensive and it’s so perfect.
STORAGE BINS FOR THE GARAGE
We grabbed 6 of these easy grab bins. I like how they are open so we always know what’s inside. One for weeding stuff and one for car wash stuff. I love that they also stack if needed.
I know my husband will really enjoy it when he can find what he’s looking for. Investing and having the right items for organizing and cleaning your garage or any area makes it efficient and much easier to maintain.
This project was fairly inexpensive for the amount of impact it will have.
Here are all the items I recommend.
Garage Organizing Solutions
discloser : As part of the Lowe’s Creative Team, I am supplied with gift cards to purchase needed items for each project. All opinions shared are all mine as usual.
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
Ooh–SO much better. Ours was even worse if you can imagine the horror! We spent a lot of time cleaning things out last weekend, but still have a ways to go. LOVE those cabinets and the tool caddy!
Britney Mills says
Oh my gosh! This is the perfect post for me right now! The garage is one of those messes that is stuck in the back of my mind right now, haunting me. I’ll have to use some of these ideas!
Valerie White says
Love it! Disorganization does cost a LOT OF MONEY, TIME AND ENERGY. I love when things are all organized.