5 Tips for a Waste-free Garage

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With so much of our time spent in the living areas of our home, it’s no surprise that the garage tends to get neglected when it comes to eco-updates. These days there are more ways than ever to green that oft-overlooked storage and work space and avoid waste in the first place.

1. Maximize Your Space

Believe it or not, staying organized can help avoid waste. If your garage is a messy catch-all storage solution for your home, it can be tempting to go purchase something new rather than dig through piles to see if you already have it.

You can save money on unnecessary purchases and materials by knowing what you have and where to find it. Whether your space just needs tidied up or a serious revamp, taking the time to get things in order can save you in the long run.

There are tons of creative storage solutions available these days. Maybe it makes sense to hoist your bikes or winter sports gear above head with a rafter hanger, or hang your power tools on peg hooks so they’re ready when you need them. No matter what the organizational challenge, don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

Lowe’s offers a breakdown of the basics when it comes to storage options as well as this quick tutorial on efficient ways to tackle your garage clean-up:

Homepage photo: Garage organizer, Shutterstock


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