How to Manage the Clutter, Define the Space, and Maintain Your Storage Shed or Garage with Intentional Organizing Practices
When homeowners decide to tackle cleaning or organizing in their homes, the garage is one of the last places to be touched; the space is typically out of sight, out of mind. If the garage is used for storage, it is not a place people go to spend time. However, some people need to access their garage more than the average person–those with mancaves, at-home workshops, or similar spaces.
Whatever the case, we’ll help you manage the clutter, define the space, and practice intentional home organizing.
Not everyone uses their garage or storage shed in the same way. Many people use it as an area to keep their overflow storage bins or outdoor gear and landscaping equipment. In other homes, people use their space as an extension of their home. Some homeowners may even use it as storage and an additional home extension.
No matter how you choose to use the space, getting it organized and tidy will make it an efficient space for storage or fun.
Homeowners that use the garage or storage shed as a storage-only space can easily begin burdening themselves. You may find yourself saving every little thing or shoving overflow storage bins and items into these areas. They can quickly become a clutter catastrophe.
By taking time to organize or hire a Denver professional organizer, you can get that storage space in check and zone out your areas with intentional space-saving storage methods.
Maybe you have a small home, or you have a profession that requires you to have additional square footage as a workspace. Creating a home workshop, woodworking space, gardening space, or art studio are just a few examples of how you can use your garage or storage shed as a home extension vs a storage space.
If you use this space for a hobby or profession, you must implement systems that keep it decluttered and designed for productivity.
The combination of storage and home extension sounds like a lot for one space, but it is possible to optimize the space for both. Garages and sheds are used to store seasonal decor, outdoor items, overflow, and vehicles.
You may need space for your hobby/business and look to the garage or shed as the perfect alternative. To utilize this space for storage and as an additional room, we’ve compiled some amazing products to prioritize efficient organization.
There are a ton of super helpful organizing products that can take your garage or storage shed to the next level. From budget-friendly to luxurious, your garage can easily be a space that feels just as functional as the next area in your home.
Ideally, when the budget allows, we always point customers towards Closet Factory for customized storage solutions. Closet Factory is known for creating customizable, beautiful, sustainable systems that transform your space.
Their garage storage cabinets provide the ultimate garage makeover and help you make the most of a space that can feel overwhelming without structure.
Slatwalls are an easy DIY system that removes the headaches from your garage storage nightmare. Slatwall panels make hanging anything, anywhere a cinch. They come in multiple sizes and colors, so you can create a system that fits your unique space and style.
Why do we love them so much at Organized by Keli & Co? Slatwalls has a handful of accessories designed to work efficiently with your wall panels to integrate everything into your organizing system. We like these panels because they are
Unaffected by chemicals or oils
This budget-friendly option for the DIYers out there is hands-down our top pick!
Do you have kids in sports? Kids that enjoy the outdoors and have every size ball imaginable? One of our favorite storage systems to integrate with your other shed or garage organization is the home sports equipment storage rack.
This sturdy organizer is the perfect space-saving, habit-inducing piece to have in your garage or shed for your sports equipment needs. The storage rack offers two large compartments on the bottom, a double rack on top for smaller equipment pieces, and hooks for racquets and sports bags. Keeping your athletic gear in one place and ready to go has never been easier!
Another of our favorite specialized storage systems is for the handy person in your home. The power tool organizer fits right into your Slatwall system and keeps your power tools and accessories neatly in one place. Gone are the days of lost drill bits and battery packs!
There are many options on the market for storage bins in your home. At Organized by Keli & Co, we typically direct clients towards clear, plastic, weathertight storage bins. Why do we like the clear ones? You can easily see everything inside the bin, making it a breeze to find what you need when you need it.
These weathertight storage bins are a favorite of ours from Amazon! They come in varying sizes and stack on top of each other for ease of storage and maximization of your space.
This article focused on knowing what your space was being used and organized for and which products and systems will help you create and maintain that organization. We have just one final–crucial–tip to add.
When organizing your space, whether you do it with a professional Denver organizer, or tackle the organizing on your own, make sure everything is organized for accessibility. What does that mean?
As mentioned, stacked bins will help you create a system that makes sense. Some of the best ways to stack them is by category or action, depending on how specific or broad of categories you create. The urgency of the items in the stack, and how you zone them while you organize is important.
If you need additional help zoning your garage, check out our blog on garage organization.
Most of the time, we deal with wives when it comes to organizing the home. They will automatically assume responsibility for getting the garage organized as well. However, in most of our dealings, it is not the wife who uses the garage or storage shed the most–it is the husband. And more times than not, he is unaware of the garage/shed project.
At Organized by Keli & Co, we prioritize respecting the person who utilizes the space the most. If your partner primarily uses the room
They must be involved
They must want the garage or shed to be more organized
They must be willing to work with us to declutter and organize those areas
On the outside, your garage or storage shed may seem like a weird place to devote our organizing energy; garage areas have so much more potential than people give them. Stop shoving boxes you never unpacked into the crevices of your garage, and hire a team of professional organizers in Denver to tackle the problem head-on.
We’re here to help give you the best tips, tricks, and support to get your storage shed or garage looking and feeling great. If DIYing your garage space seems like a bigger headache than you are willing to deal with, hire our team to do it with you!