It's easy to accumulate mess in your garage. This is an area that often becomes the dumping ground for junk and piles of seasonal items.
For decluttering purposes, this is an important area where you have to be mindful of what you put there. In other words, you have to resist the temptation to fill up your garage with unwanted from the other areas of your home.
The trick to the garage is to install shelves, find permanent “homes” for all your tools/seasonal equipment and eliminate items that are no longer used.
In our new book, 10-Minute Declutter, Barrie Davenport and I (Steve Scott) go over a strategy for keeping your house decluttered that only requires a short time investment every day. If you are thinking about decluttering a garage, then you might want to check out these eight items.
7 Garage Decluttering Products
Instead of throwing everything into a jumbled mess, use shelves in your garage to organize similar items together.
The Sterilite 4-Shelf Shelving Unit provides sturdy, economical home or garage shelving. It’s made of plastic with rugged tubular construction, with each shelf capable of holding up to 50 pounds.
Use a pegboard to hang your various garden tools (or other items) and prevent clutter in your garage.
The Steel Pegboard Pack is made of galvanized steel pegboard panels that prevents the pegboard holes from fraying and wearing out over time.
The Bulldog Hardware Peg-A-System Ultimate Kit is another pegboard option for your garage, basement or garden shed.
It measures 8 square feet of peg board (4 panels) and comes with 43 peg accessories. It is quick and easy install and has built-in spacers at the back to eliminate need for additional spacers.
The Stanley Pegboard Hook Assortment is made for 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch pegboards. It comes with 51 pieces of hooks for use in garages, sheds, workshops and basements. It is ideal for storage of tools, paint brushes, extension cords and athletic equipment.
Organize your mops and brooms with the Mop and Broom Organizer, Wall Mounted Storage & Organizer from Spoga.
It is a five-position wall organizer for handled tools that holds up to 11 tools. Rolling balls automatically adjust to each handle's thickness and grips it securely.
Get more space and still have a place for working on random tasks by installing a fold-away table for when you want to do a home project (like potting plants).
The Multipurpose Workbench Cabinet Light Garage Workstation Tool Holder Storage is a great solution for limited garage or garden shed space. Included are hanger brackets that make the workstation easy to hang and reposition.
If your family participates in many athletic activities, then it's easy to get overwhelmed by bats, balls, rackets, clubs, skis and various footwear.
You can either create your own system of organizing these items or invest in a Rubbermaid Sports Gear Storage Station. It can hold balls, helmets, racquets, sticks, and up to 20 bats, . It has a removable mesh bag that stays open to catch balls for storage, then cinches up when it's time to pack the balls off to the court, field, or beach.