For many of us in the US, now is not the optimal time of year to be reorganizing the garage. But that doesn’t mean we can’t plan for warm weather organizing now! I have rounded up several smart garage organization ideas, each of which use supplies that can be found at the dollar store.
BUNGEE CORD SPORTS STORAGE – DESIGNED TO DWELL: I have been meaning to try this trick for years. Utilize the space between your garage wall stud to create a storage area for all the balls that would otherwise be rolling all over the floor.
ORGANIZED SPRAY PAINT – HI SUGARPLUM!: My spray paint collection is so out of control that I wouldn’t even be able to fit it all in one shoe holder. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make use of this fantastic solution!
BASKET TOY STORAGE – I HEART ORGANIZING: Plastic baskets and bins are life savers when you are dealing with kids toys. As a bonus, this solution is as handy as it is colorful.
PIE PLATE SAW BLADE STORAGE – FAMILY HANDYMAN: If you have a dedicated workshop in your garage, you should check out this post for tips on keeping your tools stored neatly. You can find pie plates at the dollar store and use them to store circular saw blades and sanding discs.
SAVE EXTRA PAINT IN MASON JARS – HI SUGARPLUM!: Instead of storing leftover paint in the giant gallon paint cans that your paint originally came in, decant the excess into clear mason jars!
RIDING TOY “PARKING SPOTS” – ORGANIZING JUNKIE: Kids haphazardly leaving their riding toys all over the garage? Map out dedicated “parking spots” for each toy with tape!
BATTERY RECYCLING STATION – LIL BLUE BOO: I will admit that I am terrible at remembering to recycle old batteries. Maybe a dedicated recycling station would do the trick?
SHARPIE OUTLINED TOOLS – HEY LET’S MAKE STUFF: This idea was originally used to keep craft tools tidy, but you can use dollar store permanent markers to outline your garage tools as well.
SMALL JARS FOR ORGANIZED HARDWARE – CHEZ LARSSON: Keep like hardware together by separating them into jars and mounting the jars to existing shelves.
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