How can I create a more organized and functional garage space?

Here are some steps to create a more organized and functional garage space:

1. Declutter and sort: Start by sorting through everything in your garage and getting rid of anything that is no longer needed or used. Items that you want to keep should be organized into categories (e.g. tools, sports equipment, gardening supplies).

2. Install shelving and storage: Install shelves, cabinets, and other storage units to help keep your items organized and easily accessible. Wall-mounted storage solutions such as pegboards, hooks and hangers may also provide extra storage options in a garage.

3. Label everything: Labeling boxes, shelves and drawers is a great way to stay organized so you know exactly where everything is at a glance.

4. Create zones: Designate specific zones for different activities, such as a workbench area for tools or a sports equipment zone for outdoor activities.

5. Utilize overhead space: The ceiling and walls can offer extra storage space. Use hooks or shelves that attach to the ceiling or walls to take advantage of this extra storage space.

6. Consider flooring: If the garage floor is stained or cracked, consider installing a durable and easy-to-clean surface like epoxy, tiles or stain that will make cleanup easier.

7. Prioritize safety: Install lighting, safety features like smoke detectors, and establish an evacuation plan. Putting safety first ensures that everyone in the garage space is protected.

Remember that a functional garage space doesn’t have to be perfect or look like it’s from a magazine, but organized tools and equipment allows you to work more efficiently and can help you save both money and time.