Your home's garage may easily become a catchall for anything and everything you don't want to store in the home, so that the space soon becomes a disorganised, chaotic mess. This can mean less room for your vehicle and not being able to find or easily access your lawn care equipment and other tools when they're needed. Note a few tips for organising your garage so you can find what you need, when you need it, and keep the area looking neat and attractive as well.
Lawn care equipment
Rakes, shovels, and other items with long handles should be hung up on the wall with pegs so that they don't become a jumbled mess. Even trying to put them in a bin of some sort can mean that the handles or bottom sides get mixed in with each other, so those pieces are difficult to access when needed. Hold a tool up against the wall and mark off the room for each hook rather than just randomly attaching hooks to the wall, so you know you leave enough space for the face of rakes, shovels, and other such implements.
There are specialty claw hooks you can buy that attach to the wall and which are sized to hold footballs, basketballs, and other such pieces in particular. Use a sturdy rubbish bin to hold bats and hockey sticks rather than stacking them in a corner. You can also use hooks on the wall, set side-by-side to hold these items horizontally, so they're off the garage floor and out of the way.
If you don't have a tool cart, it's time to invest in a pegboard for your tools. Many boards are made for garages in particular; they're sturdy and durable and will withstand contact with dirt, oil, and other such debris that clings to the tools. Pegboards also allow you to move around the hooks that come with them so you can hang up all your wrenches, screwdrivers, and other pieces with ease.
For odd items you store in the garage, don't leave them just lying around on shelves. Invest in sturdy bins and totes instead; take photos of what's inside the bin and tape the photo to the front, so you can easily see which bin is holding pesticides and garden chemicals, out-of-season clothes, childhood mementos, and other such items. Keeping items in bins will make the garage look neater and allow you to keep items grouped together rather than simply tossed about in every corner of the garage, and will protect those items from dust, dirt, and other damaging elements.