Decorate and Organize Your Garage and Basement

Use these clever storage ideas and take back your basement.

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Think the unthinkable when it comes to your space.

Get creative.

The ceiling? Yes, it is useable space! Any space in a room is fair game in terms of creating new storage options. Sometimes this will require creativity on your part, but often you can find many great products out there to make your dream a reality! The ceiling is a particularly great place for additional storage in a garage or basement. It allows belongings to be tucked away but not so out of sight that you forget what you have.

Birds of a feather, flock together.

Keep this in mind when you decide where to place items in a room. Don't have tools all over the garage mixed in with toys and gardening supplies. Putting like items together will create instant order in the space and will save you loads of time when it comes to finding what you are looking for. Tools go with tools, and toys stay with toys.

Don't be afraid to dress up the garage.

I know, it is just a garage, but when a space looks "pretty," you will be much more apt to keep it neat. Don't be afraid of color! Now's your chance to be a bit daring or wild with color choice. There is nothing wrong with a purple garage! Add green plants, if you have natural light in your space, and feel free to hang up a clock or thermometer for added interest.

Most importantly, create a space that you are proud of and that will inspire you to keep it in order. And remember, when in doubt, throw it out!

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