Gearing up for the holidays? While you might be focused on the main rooms of your house, your garage can provide some of the best storage and organization opportunities that keep the season stress-free. Avoid the naughty list this holiday season with our easy organizing tips for your home and garage.

 

1. Make space for crafting and gift making
If you’re the ultimate DIYer, you need a space dedicated to crafting and making presents … and a place to keep unfinished work out of reach of gift recipients. A garage workbench provides a perfect space to get creative while keeping everything organized and within easy reach.

 

 

Slatwall accessories – like plastic utility bins to hold smaller items, magnetic tool bar to store crafting tools, hanging wire baskets, and hooks of all sizes – keep supplies up off the counter and close by so you can stay focused on the projects and gifts at hand. 

 

2. Create a central wrapping station
Tired of lugging out your gift wrapping materials each time you buy a new gift? Instead of taking up valuable space on the kitchen table or living room floor, set up a dedicated wrapping area in your garage or laundry room so you can spread out all season long. In your garage, a worksurface provides room for wrapping gifts and slatwall adds extra organization to your wrapping station: try a paper towel holder to store ribbons and tape, a mesh storage basket for bows, and baskets for miscellaneous supplies.

 

3. Take advantage of extra storage space
Holiday organizing is all about maximizing your storage! If your home is prone to drop-in guests, you’ll want easy organization solutions for last-minute cleanups. Position a storage system in your mudroom or entryway for shoes, hats and outdoor accessories, and keep overflowing items like toys out of sight by storing them in drawers or on shelves behind closed doors. 

 

 

When it’s time to decorate, stash off-season décor items in a garage cabinet or on open shelving to keep possessions up and off the floor – and easy to get to once the holidays are over. 
 


4. Prep spaces for entertaining
Planning to host a crowd this season? While the main party may take place in the living room, prep other spaces around your home to stay organized throughout the day or evening.

 

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Stash extra beverage containers in the garage, store wine, stemware and snacks in the kitchen pantry, and use open baskets or drawers for linens, napkins and other serving supplies. 

 

Keep your holiday season organized and stress-free with just a few simple tips! Tap into the full potential of your garage and turn that underused space into a holiday haven.