January is the time that we store away our holiday baubles, alongside our summer furniture, sporting goods, yard equipment, tools, and everything else we cram into the garage. Many of us struggle with finding a way to store all our seasonal items, while maintaining access to the things that we need and still having a place to park our cars.
To help with this struggle, the storage and organization industry has expanded quickly over the last few years with new systems and products. However, there are many simple and inexpensive ways to tame your stuff. For example, PVC pipes can be used to store many items from rakes and shovels, to hand tools, pens, and pencils. They can even form the framework for shelving – the possibilities are endless.
Other useful items you may already own include:
- Old filing cabinets – turned on their side, they are great for storing sporting equipment and garden tools like rakes and shovels)
- Jars of all sizes that can be used to store small supplies like nuts, bolts, and washers
- Pallets and scrap lumber that can be used to build a limitless array of storage
- Pie tins and paper or plastic plates can be used to store blades for your circular saw.
To see some examples of these storage options and more, check out our Garage Storage board on Pinterest.