Garage Organization: Increasing The Value of Your Home

Garage Organization: Increasing The Value of Your Home

You wouldn’t think garage organization would help you sell your home faster, but it can! Growing up, I had a friend whose parents would do everything they could to keep the garage clean and organized.  It seemed like every year they were doing something different to improve the garage and make it easier to get to essential items.  They would paint the floors, build or buy new cabinets/shelves and do an inventory check to see what things they didn’t need anymore.

If you are trying to sell your home and you want to do something that will increase its value, one of the main things you will want to do (if you already have a renovated kitchen and bathrooms where return is the highest)  is organize your home Mari Kondo style!   One of the things that will help free up space inside your home is reevaluating your garage.  A garage with plenty of stage space can help you sell your home faster because it can help you de-clutter the interior of your home while showing great capacity for storage inside your garage.  This can be a major selling point for many home buyers and if you follow these few steps, you will be on your way to an amazing new garage!

Remove and Clean

The very first thing you should do is remove everything from your garage. This will give you a chance to see what things you really need and what things you need to throw away.  Make three separate piles: keep, throw away and donate. This might bring out your inner hoarder, but try to stay objective as you clear out items to free up valuable space.

When cleaning your garage, start with the ceiling and work your way down. Use a portable vacuum or duster to remove all cobwebs and dirt. Then go around with a damp rag and wipe off shelves and walls. Sweep debris out of the garage and finish with mopping the floor.

Curb Appeal

There are a few different options to consider when trying to add value to your garage and make people want to look at your house vs. others. Here is a list of some things you could do:

● Improve lighting
● Paint the walls
● Upgrade the floor

Here are some things you can install:

● Overhead storage
● Cabinets
● Shelves
● Workbench

Many homes currently on the market lack one thing, storage. When buyers are looking for a new home and see an amazing garage that gives them space to organize all of their belongings, they will be more likely to purchase your home vs. others without adequate storage options.

Improving the overall look and functionality of your garage will help entice potential home buyers to pay more attention to what your home has to offer.


The last thing you will need to do after everything is installed is to organize. When you are putting everything back, make sure it looks appealing to the buyers to show them what it could look like if they bought the house. You may even consider hiring a home staging professional to help out.  I have a great one I can recommend – just call me for her name and number!  As far as the garage organization system, contact

Once you have completed all of these tasks, you will be on your way to an amazing garage that will put your home above the competition.

This post was written by Kenny Pedersen at Alpha Garage Solutions and edited by Paula Barrera Scheer of EWM Realty International. The team at Alpha Garage Solutions helps homeowners organize their garage with industry-leading storage solutions.

Garage Organization can help you sell your home!

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