Out With the Junk, In With the Car!
The weather outside is frightening ... so why is your car suffering the elements on the driveway, while your junk sits protected and cozy inside your garage? Don't wait for spring cleaning — pull on some gloves, crank up your playlist and head into the garage to toss what you don't need, organize what you do need, and clear the way for a protected environment for your vehicle.
Garages tend to be a catch-all of all the clutter that nobody wants to trip over inside the house. So step one is to sort all like-items together to get a handle on what the heck you have in that garage, anyway. Chances are you have lots of duplicates of things you don't even need one of, things that you might be able to donate or even sell online to someone who actually does need it.
Once you purge and can see the light (and the floor), then it's time to organize the remaining items.
Install shelving as needed, and take advantage of all vertical space to store frequently used items; if you can see them, you can find them. A pegboard is ideal for hanging tools; draw an outline around each tool so you know exactly where it belongs. Rakes, hoses, even bikes and other large items can also be hung on hooks and clasps designed just for this purpose, keeping such items off the garage floor.
Once the warmer weather comes, you may be inspired to paint your garage and organize even more, but in the meantime, clearing the way for a vehicle shelter is a great start!