Garage Storage Ideas to Help You Declutter

Garage Storage Ideas to Help You Declutter
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    Your garage is filled up with stuff, but one thing that cannot be found in it is your car.

    Like many Americans your garage has become a storage center, an unorganized one at that, with your car left out in the elements, collecting dirt, dust and bird debris day in and day out.

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If you want to rescue your garage from its present predicament, there are a number of storage options available to you. Do it right and you just may find that your garage once again has enough room for your car. Let’s take a look at four options for your garage:

1. Wall storage system and tool organizer — An organized workplace can help you keep your tools in one place and free your garage for its intended purpose. Wall storage systems typically are of modular design and include numerous components such as sections, tracks, brackets, rails bins and peg hooks. Look for one that includes a tool organizer too.

2. Self storage cabinet — A self-enclosed storage cabinet can keep your stuff in place and out of the way. Look for one that comes with adjustable shelves and is of welded steel construction for maximum durability. Caster wheels provide easy movement and heavy-duty hinged steel doors ensure that the items within are protected.

3. Bin storage rack — Maybe you don’t need a storage cabinet, but you still need storage bins. In that case a garage organizer small bin storage rack can help you keep your items organized. Choose one with open front bins made of heavy-duty plastic. Adjustable shelves give you the most flexibility too.

4. Overhead storage units — You have many choices when it comes to garage overhead storage. A simple platform system allows you to store 100 pounds of items and utilizes a lift system to raise it to your ceiling. For more options including greater weight capacities, overhead storage racks provide storage that is two to four feet from the ceiling and is of heavy steel gauge construction for greater weight tolerances. Place this unit directly above your car to take advantage of dead storage space inside of your garage.

Garage Declutter

Of course, installing storage compartments doesn’t solve the problem if you don’t get rid of the stuff you don’t need. You can declutter your garage by holding a yard sale or calling up Goodwill or the Salvation Army to haul away your good stuff, while taking your junk to recycling.

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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Auto Trends Magazine", an online publication. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and weblogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".