QUICK & EASY SOLUTIONS: ADD STORAGE TO GARAGE WALLS
Think vertically to organize all the items you store in the garage— and find space to fit the car back in.
THINK BEYOND THE BOX. Garage walls can be successfully utilized to contain items, especially those that don’t fit easily into bins—folding chairs, ladders, tools, and garden equipment— says professional organizer Lisa Luken. Opt for a purchased wall system or use pegboard, opposite.
SLIP STORAGE between wall studs for slim items like spray paint, brushes, and garden tools, below. Construct shelves out of scrap boards, use bungee cords to secure long tools, and add a mix of hangers. “Hooks and brackets are storage superstars,” says professional organizer Jamie Novak.
EMPLOY BOOKSHELVES along walls to contain storage bins— just be sure to leave enough space to enter and exit the car. “The best idea is to bring your car into the garage, open the doors, hood, and trunk, and then mark your measurements with painters tape on the fl oor and walls,” Novak says.