Budget Friendly Garage Organization

For those of you that don’t know, we moved to Texas just over two years ago, and after 6 months our house was built here. Although our house is wonderful, there’s one big issue I have with it that can’t be changed: our tiny garage. Luckily I can make the most of it with some Budget Friendly Garage OrganizationOriginally published February 2015, but their annual Elfa sale is back so I had to reshare!

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

Our garage is technically for 2-cars, but when we park the van inside, there’s about 2 feet between the van and the wall, then 3 feet between the front of the van to the door leading into our house. Tight squeeze! If we wanted to park Hubby’s car in the second bay, there’d only be about 2-3 feet between the vehicles….and we couldn’t have ANYTHING else in there. Needless to say, we just park the van in there and use the other side for the garbages, our extra fridge and freezer, plus our storage. Things like bikes, tools, paint (I have a slight paint hoarding problem), Christmas lights, yard supplies and other miscellaneous take up that side.

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

As you can see in that picture, it was a DISASTER, and I couldn’t find anything easily! After over a year of dealing with the mess just getting worse, we decided to take advantage of the Elfa Storage sale at The Container Store….then we spent Valentine’s weekend fixing our cluttered garage problem! Now the second bay looks like this…

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

Such a difference, right?! And we still have plenty of space for other items as needed. I can find whatever I need, and don’t have to ‘forbid’ the kids from going out there, afraid the messy piles of stuff will swallow them!

Friday Night: We painted the walls

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

Yes, Hubby was trying to get a ‘butt shot’ but I was too busy to hold still 🙂 Guess he wants to get me back from the butt shot I took while working on our playroom Elfa storage!

Saturday: Install the Elfa Storage System

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

It was the perfect weather for just opening the garage doors and letting in the sun and fresh air. Loved it!

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

We could have had The Container Store install it for us, but it’s so simple we just did it ourselves!

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

Did you know that they’ll also help you design your space to fit your needs for FREE in their stores? That’s what we did…gave them measurements, they designed it, then we worked together switching pieces in/out until we fit the budget we were looking for. It’s so flexible…we still want to add a few shelves later, but it can wait!

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

Hubby did really good fitting the top shelf PERFECTLY above the garage door, so it doesn’t touch at all as it opens/closes.

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

We used some of our supplies to adjust our shelving to the perfect height.

Then: Organize it All Easily!

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

Now I don’t have to kick things out of the way to get into our freezers, and have room to place things (and a table!) when putting away groceries. The kids can easily pull out their bikes and helmets, and I can grab the stroller super quick whenever I need it.

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

We have perfect spots lower for the kids’ outdoor toys, and can keep the chemicals and things higher out of their reach.

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

I even have a work table out here, with shelves at just the right height for my painting supplies. Told you I had a paint problem…and this isn’t even all of it, yet!

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

I can even get the hose and outdoor brooms by myself now, instead of begging Hubby to go dig them out!

Budget Friendly Garage Organization / by Busy Mom's Helper

Look at all that organized space…I’m totally in love with my garage! As sad as I am that we can’t fit our 2nd vehicle in here, at least it can now be used for some great storage.

Between our playroom, some for my craft room and now our garage….we sure have loved using Elfa to help us organize! And guess what? The Container Store has extended their annual Elfa SALE! So hurry in and take advantage of the 30% off now until March 2nd….believe me, you’ll love it!

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