Maximizing Space: Garage vs. Storage Unit Organization Tips

Published on 2/7/2024
At Military First Self Storage of Greenwood, we understand the importance of efficient storage solutions for our valued customers. When it comes to decluttering your home and optimizing space, knowing what items to keep in your garage versus your storage unit can make all the difference. Here are some helpful organization tips to help you decide what belongs where:

In the Garage:

Seasonal Items: Store seasonal items such as holiday decorations, seasonal sports equipment, and outdoor furniture in your garage for easy access when needed.

Tools and Equipment: Keep frequently used tools and equipment, such as gardening tools, lawn mowers, and power tools, in your garage for convenience.

Sports Gear: Store sports gear, bicycles, and recreational equipment in your garage to free up space in your home and keep these items easily accessible for outdoor activities.

Outdoor Gear: Keep outdoor gear such as camping equipment, fishing gear, and hiking gear in your garage for quick access when planning outdoor adventures.

Home Maintenance Supplies: Store home maintenance supplies such as paint, cleaning supplies, and hardware in your garage for easy access when tackling DIY projects around the house.

In the Storage Unit:

Seasonal Clothing: Store seasonal clothing, winter coats, and bulky items such as blankets and comforters in your storage unit to free up closet space in your home.

Memorabilia and Keepsakes: Keep sentimental items, family heirlooms, and memorabilia that you want to preserve but don't need regular access to in your storage unit.

Extra Furniture: Store extra furniture such as sofas, chairs, tables, and mattresses in your storage unit if you're downsizing or temporarily in-between homes.

Business Inventory: Store excess inventory, supplies, and equipment for your business in your storage unit to free up space in your home or office.

Seasonal Decorations: Store seasonal decorations such as Christmas trees, Halloween decorations, and Easter decorations in your storage unit to keep them safely stored until needed.


By carefully considering what items to keep in your garage versus your storage unit, you can maximize space in both areas and create a more organized and functional living environment. Whether you're storing seasonal items, tools and equipment, sports gear, or household supplies, Military First Self Storage of Greenwood is here to provide you with the storage solutions you need to simplify your life and declutter your space.