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Entire Home Solutions - Organize Your Garage


your Garage

If your garage has room for everything except a car, don't worry. You can organize a garage in just one weekend. You'll know exactly what you have and where it is.

Get Started!

Now that you're ready to get started, begin sorting the contents in your garage.Items should be grouped in 4 categories:

Keep / Recycle / Throw Away / Donate


Once you have decided what you are going to keep, you can begin organizing your contents into collections. This will be the most time-consuming activity this weekend, but we've compiled some tips to help make your garage one of the most organized and accessible spaces in your home.


Purchase a tool box or tool chest for all your tools. Organize tools by type for easy access. Wall mounts are great for displaying & holding heavy tools.

Use a pegboard for your pliers, saws, wrenches, and other hand tools. You can outline the tools in the places where you'd like to hang them. This will help you remember where they go and you'll notice if anything is missing quickly!

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Paint & Car Fluids

Keep these items out of reach of children and pets . Consider storing combustibles in a locked cabinet to keep everyone safe

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Keep nails, screws, nuts and other hardware in glass or plastic organizers for quick identification. Put them in a shelf above a workbench or mount some beneath a shelf by attaching the lids to the bottom of the shelf with screws.

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Seasonal Storage

Install shelving for holiday decoration, seasonal clothing and toys and other seasonal items.

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Trash & Recycling

containers for trash and recycling. Stackable bins are useful for sorting recycled items. Make sure that trash and recycling are easily accessible from the house.

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Lawn & Garden

Store pots, watering cans, trowels and similar items on shelves. Bags of potting soil, peat moss and fertilizers should be stored in tightly-lidded containers to protect them from moisture and to prevent the fertilizers from

Consider buying a garden shed and moving these items there, for more room in the garage!

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Sports & Recreation

Wall mounts are especially useful for storing bikes and sports equipment. Designate a low shelf or entire shelving unit with clear bins to help store balls and toys.

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