stackable cubes

Even if having a well-organized home is high on your list of priorities, there might be one place that's an overflowing mess: your garage. If your carpark has become so stuffed with junk that you can barely find anything you need (much less fit your vehicle inside!), it's time to get organized. Feeling overwhelmed by the thought? All you need is a bit of time, some creativity, and several different kinds of home storage projects -- and the following tips, of course.

  • Use your walls: Although you certainly can and should use what floor space you have available, you'll get much more out of your storage if you store things vertically. Install a pegboard for your tools, hooks for large gardening tools, shelves for paint and hand tools, or hanging baskets for safety gear and small sports equipment. Once you decide on the best organization products for your needs, you can create a blueprint for your setup to maximize this space.
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  • Try the ceilings: Now that you've made the most of your walls, you might want to keep expanding upwards in your garage. Your ceiling can be a great place to store some things, too. You can install tracks for large storage tubs, shelving for ladders and winter sports equipment, and hooks or claws for bicycles. As long as the best home storage options you choose don't interfere with your garage door's ability to function and you don't compromise too much on head room, the ceiling is an ideal spot for bigger items that are too bulky for the floor or walls.
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  • Add stackable cubes and cabinets: In addition to hanging wall storage, you may want to consider using some stackable cubes or even built-in cabinets for even better organization. Since British research shows that the average 10-year-old owns 238 toys but plays with only 12 on a daily basis, these storage options are a wonderful way to store toys, books, and games that your children may not use regularly. You can also use stackable cubes to store camping gear, balls and other sports equipment, or even winter clothing. Built-in cabinets can allow you to keep everything looking neat, but stackable cubes are moveable and more affordable.
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  • Consider your corners: Looking for even more spots to store items? The corners of your garage can have real potential. Get yourself some corner organizers or install some shelving to create an excellent place for spray paint cans, varnish, glue, and cleaning supplies. Not only will you be able to maximize your usable space, but you'll keep these items from getting misplaced.
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  • Don't be afraid to paint: Once you've decided on the ways you're going to store the items in your garage, you can encourage yourself to keep it organized by using color. Just because garages tend to be dark and messy doesn't mean yours has to be! Making it look more attractive and cheerful will make everyone more inclined to keep it clean. You could paint the door that goes into your home a bright, bold hue or use paint to define certain spaces and purposes in the garage. For example, you could pick a specific paint color for the area that houses your work bench and tools to separate this spot from the rest. You could also paint your cabinets and shelves for a more cohesive look.

With these tips in mind, you're now ready to organize your garage with ease. Be sure to check out our huge selection of cubes, bookshelves, hobby organizers and more to customize and improve any space in your home.