Fall is here! And with cooler temps right around the corner, we are soaking up the last little bit of summer weather outside enjoying the sunshine. Whether you’re out gardening, tinkering with tools, splashing in the pool, or participating in several sports, your garage can end up bursting at the seams with outdoor items. And, if you’re like us, it’s not long before you end up climbing over piles of things to get to other things. This can get frustrating and dangerous.
Garage shelves to the rescue! Most garage shelves are on sale right now, and you can get them in many price points and many materials. You can find a few of our favorites here, here, and here.
Regardless of the cost or the build, it’s how you use the shelves that is key. If you simply start piling things on them, they will soon become as cluttered as the garage floor was before. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again…. Labeled bins!
Start by sorting all your items – it helps if you, take a few hours and spread out. Use your driveway and make piles of like items. For example; all gardening items, all tools, all pool chemicals, or all toys. Sort through each pile and get rid of anything you don’t need or don’t want anymore. Make a home for the rest of those like items in a labeled bin.
If you like a neat, clean look, purchase all one style/color bins. That creates a clean, uniform look. Each bin can be home to one grouping of “like items” (keeping in mind that some groups of items may need two or three bins). By labeling the bins, you carve out space for those items, thereby creating a “home” for them. It’s when items don’t have a home that they end up shoved here and there, getting lost and creating a cluttered mess.
Garage shelves not only help contain and organize items so they are kept in good condition and are easily accessible, they create a clean, uniform look in your garage. Garage shelves to the rescue!