Tips for garage organization on a tight budget. I used things we had on hand and the Monkey Bars Yard Too Rack to calm our chaotic garage.
Our garage never seems to stay clean! It descends into chaos every time we do a home improvement project. Or get a lot of deliveries. Or do yard work. One reason for this was our lack of garage organization.
Our garage was a disorganized mess. There was no place to park a car. Sawdust was always everywhere. Things that we’d been meaning to list on Craigslist for months were scattered around. Not to mention you cannot find a single tool anywhere. Except for the ones we rarely use which have been hanging up since the last time I cleaned the garage.
Finally, I reached my limit. It was time to do something about this mess. I didn’t have the budget to purchase any cute organizing systems. So I mostly used what we had on hand!
I started by clearing out every item in the middle of the floor and designating spots for the big things. This helped me to figure out where to put certain tools and equipment. Like a designated spot for the lawnmower and all of it’s accessories.
Then, I hung all of the tools back up. I even got a little plastic drawer organizer for things like gloves, sandpaper, screws, and of course those miscellaneous items.
The thing that has been the most helpful in getting things organized, and out of the middle of the floor, is this Monkey Bars Yard Tool Rack that the folks at Garage Solutions of Richmond sent to me!
This rack is great! It looks kind of like a pull up bar when you first put it in (not that I recommend using it that way) and then you attach the various sized hooks by simply sliding them on and snapping them into place.
The brackets that hold the bar screw directly into the studs in your garage so that everything is very secure. Again you could probably do pull ups on it, but don’t! It is also very important to make this face while crewing things into the wall:
Having this rack hanging in the garage definitely helped things be a little more organized. Now I can fuss at my husband when he just lays stuff in the middle of the floor. Eventually I’m hoping to get some shelves up in the garage so I can keep all of our Christmas decorations, seasonal decorations and wreaths, and camping/hunting stuff up off the floor.
I’d love for my garage to look like one of the Garage Solutions of Richmond garages!
The organization of it all makes me drool! I love a good organized space!