6 tips to declutter your garage

Written by Team SM

February 28, 2024


Garages are often the catch-all spaces of our homes. That’s where we keep our cars, tools and lots of other stuff we didn’t know we needed, such as our camping gear, bikes, old paint cans – you name it. It’s where everything ends up when we’re not sure where else to put it.

When you open the garage door, there’s always a pile of stuff staring back at you – and it’s never easy to know where to start. Scattered tools, bottles and boxes are ideal tripping hazards, while badly stored chemicals are a fire risk. Garage clutter can be stressful – always niggling at the back of your mind.

While garages are primarily for parking vehicles, they always end up as storage areas overflowing with gear we don’t know where else to put. This quickly becomes inconvenient – especially when we’re looking for something specific.


“Clutter isn’t just the stuff on the floor. It’s anything that gets between you and the life you want to be living” – Peter Walsh

Why decluttering the garage matters

Getting rid of your garage clutter isn’t just about cleaning up – it’s about creating more space.

✅ A clear garage means
– more room for storage
– to make it easier to find what you need
– stops bugs and rodents from hiding out
– prevents mould and mildew from growing.

Plus, a clutter-free garage allows you to transform your space into a number of additional rooms such as a workshop, a home office or a gym, and implementing storage solutions such as shelves, cabinets, and pegboards to expand your living space without the need for costly renovations.

Ready to roll up your sleeves and get started? Let’s go through some simple tips to help you get organised.



6 tips to declutter your garage

1. Clear everything out

Start by taking everything out of your garage – this includes your cars and anything else hefty. The clearance provides a blank canvas to work with and makes it easier to see what you have.

2. Focus on what you currently use

As you go through your stuff, think about whether you really need each item. If you haven’t used something in a long time, it might be time to let it go.

3. Map out your space

Once your garage is empty, take a look at the space you have. Figure out where you want to park your cars and how much room you have left for storage. This helps plan where to put things back while maximising the storage options.

4. Get organised

Organise your goear so you can see everything easily. Use clear containers and shelves to keep things organised and labelled.

5. Store delicate items

Be mindful of storing fragile or sensitive items. Keep them away from harsh chemicals and moisture so they stay safe and in good condition.

6. Sort your electronics

Take a look at any old gadgets cluttering up your garage. If you’re not using them anymore, consider donating or recycling them to free up space.


Clear clutter. Make space for you – Mia Conrad

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