My garage is the catch all for literally everything. It is where I do woodworking projects, where we store our toys and bikes, and where we sometimes park our cars. Needless to say, it gets MESSY! So I spent a good weekend (ok, probably two) totally transforming this space to become a more organized garage space that is not only more functional but also more pleasing to look at.
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Step 1: Clean and Sort
The first step to an organized garage is to literally pull everything out. Sort through what you need, what you don’t need, and organize things into categories for storage. This is a painful but necessary step. How can you clean and organize if you don’t even know what you have?!
Once everything is out it is time to clean. I started by using the blower to get out all dust and debris. Then I used the hose to wash the walls and flooring prior to repainting the walls. You may not need to repaint but my garage walls were in pretty rough shape and definitely needed some patching and a new coat of paint. I applied white paint to the walls with a paint sprayer and did very little prep as I was doing the floors next. Which leads me to my next project…