When warmer weather comes around, most of us turn our thoughts to cleaning up the yard, planting, and generally making everything outside look spiffy. But in the midst of all that, there’s something else that needs your attention: the garage. I don’t know about you, but ours tends to be neglected, especially during the colder winter months! Here are some genius ways to clean and organize that messy garage, no matter what the weatherman says.
A slatted wall and a few hooks and baskets can make an amazing difference in any garage. Just look how neat and tidy this is. You can forget the fancy flooring and houseplants if you want…you don’t have to go all Martha Stewart.
2. Embrace the Unfinished Look
If your garage isn’t finished with drywall, you can learn to love it. Especially if you use those exposed spaces between the studs for storage. See how they make shelves and sport-ball storage? Nifty!
3. Handyman Heaven
If you’re a handy guy — or gal — with a lot of cordless power tools, look how neat they can be stored with a DIY tool station! Here are the plans.
4. Garden Tool Storage on the Cheap
If you’re even a tiny bit handy — and maybe if you’re not — you can make this simple storage system for your long-handled tools in only an afternoon.
5. Genius Hose & Sprinkler Storage
Kill two birds with one stone when you hang a bucket on the wall. Not only can you wrap your garden hose around it, but you can keep sprinkler heads or hose attachments right inside.
6. Tuck-Away Workbench
Everyone wants a workbench, but not everyone wants to give up the space. Use this genius idea to get the best of both worlds when you put your workbench on a wall and only extend it when you need to use it.
7. Wall-Mounted Storage Totes
This system keeps everything clearly labeled and in place, without installing shelving that tends to get cluttered. When you use wall-mounted bins, you’ll have to keep things put away.