It can be so easy to just toss any outdoor item in the garage and call it good.

But it may be time to think outside the garage. Here's some ways that you can reduce the clutter in your garage. It will help simplify your life, as well as help you sell your home for more.

Tuck Storage Under Your Deck

If you have a higher deck, you can use the space underneath for outdoor tools and equipment. You can also enclose it if it's not already enclosed and add doors to keep things out of view. It's a great way to get rid of garage clutter.

The thing to keep in mind is that this will protect your stuff from the sun, but not moisture. Make sure your items can handle a little moisture.

For a lower deck, you can use storage drawers instead.

This is a great way to store outdoor fun items such as pool equipment, yard games, and coolers, making it easy to grab what you need for summer fun.

Build a Fence With Built-Ins

A fence with built-ins is just like having an indoor wall with built-ins. And when you do this with a fence, you get more privacy, security, and storage - a 3-in one deal.

Add a Purpose-Built Shed

Think about what you need the most with outdoor storage, then build a shed to fir your purpose. A pre-fab shed may not be the best solution, and it could become another place where clutter builds up.

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