Organizing Garage

I have a two car garage that has a washer/dryer, stand up freezer, refrigerator and shelves for non perishable storage. It is a complete disaster! You can't get from the front door to the inside. We have no basement but do have a few sheds, one of them empty. I don't know where or how to begin organizing. Would love some helpful hints!

Thanks for any suggestions!

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 29, 2017
    Start by moving the items rarely used into the shed
  • Bev Bev on Jul 29, 2017
    This question screams out two solutions: either investigate putting an addition on your home or start shopping for a new residence. You have obviously outgrown your home as the items you have listed in your question usually have a place in the home and not in your garage.
  • Get some help! Pull the cars out and now empty everything onto the garage floor and driveway. Have 3 piles, keep, donate, trash. Then group all like items together, and label. Then start replacing in your space. You will be amazed. I would block out an entire weekend for this project.
  • Lyn Buerger Lyn Buerger on Jul 29, 2017
    I'm not suggesting this ....but I have a friend who every year does a "Spring Cleaning" all items in the drawers/closet/etc that she has not used for while she boxes up and dates. When the next "Spring Cleaning" comes she does the same thing but the last years dated boxes goes to donation. Her theory is if she has not used it in a year she does NOT NEED IT. I laugh at her because she never opens the boxes if she needs something she just goes and buys it. So I suggested to her that she has probably bought the same thing over and over and her old ones are in the boxes.
  • Archie Archie on Jul 29, 2017
    Get somebody else to clean your garage and stay out of their way. Apparently you may have too much stuff you never use.
    Most of us have that problem.
  • Ginny Ginny on Jul 29, 2017
    1. Get rid of things you haven't used in years.
    2. Get rid of "stuff" that doesn't work.
    3. Have a yard sale if items are good enough for someone to purchase.
    4. Dump the rest.
    5. Go under Organizing section of Hometalk. It's loaded with tips on rearranging your home.

    I am downsizing now, and it's a "b____h" making up your mind what things are precious and what needs to go. I sympathize with you.
  • Marie Banti Marie Banti on Jul 29, 2017
    I bought 2 of the large Origami metal shelving units to organize our garage and I love them, They are on wheels so its easy to move them. And they hold a lot and are strong.
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