Asked on Oct 10, 2017

Do you have any helpful hints on how to organize a garage cheaply?

Johnavallance82Janet PizaroRoxaneg


6 answers
  • Rose Broadway
    on Oct 10, 2017

    See if this video gives you some ideas. Remember to use as much space on the walls up high, like using inexpensive hooks for bicycles, bags to keep outdoor games & toys in, etc.
  • Dfm
    on Oct 10, 2017

    like items with like items as a starting point. Put a sign on the wall i.e. Tools. All tools go into box below. Lawn care items next....fertilizer hoses sprinklers rakes seeders..all grouped in one area. Cleaning products...yup in a box. Fishing rods bait the sporting goods section. Work bench? Goes with the tools.

    When items are sorted..think...when was the last time I used...and consider if it's frequently or been a year. There are tool lending libraries pay a deposit use the tool , return it and get deposit back. Now go vertical with don't want stacks of boxes to shift later so 1 box or 2 per shelf.

    The long handeled tools? I have them in a garbage can. 30 gal. My town changes garbage services just about once a year. I have extra cans. Use what's on hand.
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Buy shelves that are made for the garage. They usually have 4-5 shelves that are made of metal, and the brackets are metal, very sturdy. You have to assemble it yourself, it's easy. By a few, and put them against the walls in your garage. Homedepot or Lowe's has this item, but I don't know how much they cost. Call them and ask. These can hold a lot of weight.
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Free-standing metal shelves cost from $30-$150 or more, but you can build 2x4 frames and put plywood shelves on them for much less. They aren't hard for a newbie to do and can help in getting stuff up off the floor.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 10, 2017

    If you could Hook it on the walls - do it! If you can put it in the rafters - do it! If it needs to be on a shelf or in a drawer - look out for second hand stuff left at side of road or Charity/Thrift Shop.......
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