In the old days, garages were used strictly for storing cars. Some “fix it” types would park their cars in their driveways and use the garage for an often-disorganized dumping grounds for all of their tools, supplies and what we, in our family, refer to as “junque”. With the growth of interest in organizing our spaces (as evidenced in the growth of retailers like The Container Store) the garage is the most recent area to be discovered by professional organizers and compulsively tidy homeowners. Now that it’s getting warmer, a lot of people are venturing into their garages for “spring cleaning” and to work on house and property projects. If you don’t want to forgo parking your car in your garage, but you’d also like to use the extra space as efficiently as possible for storage, you are not alone, especially considering that most people seem to continually accumulate more material possessions. From specialized sporting equipment to all sorts of tools with dedicated purposes, we need more nad more storage space. For many, the garage is now considered “fair game” as a space to commandeer to meet this need. Whether you’re storing large rubber tubs of “stuff”, bicycles, tools, skis, basketballs, car parts, paint, whatever, here are some great suggestions.