WHY ARE SO MANY GARAGES DISORGANIZED?
Garages are usually the catch-all space of a home — the “everything drawer” of all rooms of the house. It’s filled with everything from tools to old paint to holiday decorations. Garages become increasingly disorganized over time and because of all the clutter, most families can’t even park their car in their home’s garage.
A lot of families struggle to keep the garage organized for several reasons. First, a lot of garages don’t lend themselves toward order. In fact, they have a lot in common with your typical storage unit: not heated or air-conditioned and has little, if any, storage solutions like shelves or racks.
Second, it’s a shared space. When a particular family member “owns” a space in your home, like a bedroom, it’s easy to assign the chore of cleanup. But shared spaces can be a little bit tricky. It’s easy to form the habit of just tossing an item in the garage, or setting it just by the door, rather than placing it in its specific place.