If you’re tired of stumbling across loose tools and half-forgotten boxes of holiday decorations, it’s time to organize your garage. Here are just a few ways that you can reduce the mess and increase the order.

  1. Get Everything Off the Floor

First things first: Get your belongings off the floor. Not only is this dangerous, but it’s also a bad habit to cultivate. Whenever you handle something in your garage, don’t let yourself leave the room until you’ve put it back in its proper place rather than stashing it on the floor.

  1. Install More Shelves

The great thing about garage shelving is that it’s easy to customize. If you prefer lots of smaller shelves to big, bulky shelves, you can install those. If you tend to work in the same corner whenever you’re messing around with home improvement projects, you can put your shelves there rather than the rest of the room. It’s all up to you.

  1. Take Advantage of the Ceiling

If you’re pressed for space in your garage, think about turning your ceiling into an organizational rack. You can install metal bars that will allow you to slide and secure storage tubs above your head; you can hang hooks and rods that will let you dangle things above the floor. There are lots of options for utilizing your ceiling.

  1. Increase Your Cabinet Space

This is one of the secrets to garage organization. At the end of the day, hooks and pin boards simply can’t compare to the convenience of wall-mounted cabinets. They can be filled, locked and sub-divided according to your needs. For a garage with a lot of stuff, you can even install floor to ceiling storage cabinets.

Don’t be afraid to dream big with your cabinets, These are just a few tips for improving the organization of your garage. As you can see, you’ll have many different methods and opportunities if you aren’t afraid of being a little creative, so let your imagination run wild. Your garage will be better for it!