Of all the rooms in a home, the garage is the one most likely to be disorganized. This mostly because of the many uses we have for the same other than just parking the car. Sadly, we tend to neglect this space and more often than not, it’s always messy. However, with a little planning and better organization we can get the best out of our garages and create additional space. Here are a few more tips on how to do so.
This is the first step towards a clean more spacious garage. Identify all the rubbish, clutter and items never to be used again and get rid of them. Some items even though never to be used again have sentimental value but as a rule of thumb, if it has not been used in a year, it has to go. Identify all that can be sold from the pile, what to donate to charity, recycle. E-bay or a garage sale will come in handy with things that can be sold. Once free of clutter, we can proceed.
Evaluate the garage storage space
Most garages have a lot of space vertically as well as ceiling space. These are areas to consider when creating more room. Measure this space out thrice as you consider storage options that might go into the same. Some of these options include:
Ceiling Storage Systems
These make better use of your garage space by getting things off the floor. Good news too is that, with the right materials, costing about $75 you can do this project yourself. For items that are rarely used e.g. holiday decorations, they are perfect.
Wall storage solutions
Walls can make the best storage places. This especially with tools. Without spending too much, you can completely revolutionize you storage area. For instance, with nothing else but two boards, you can make tool rack nice and easy. Adding a few shelves also does helps solve storage issues.
Wall storage systems
This goes the extra mile in wall storage turning all your wall space into storage space. This will hold everything from some boxes to gardening tools. It will also utilize some storage solutions including hanging as well as shelves.
However, be mindful of the weights you can hang, they just might fall if too heavy.
Create zones for your garage
As you probably have many uses for your garage, zoning space out is advised. This helps you find things quicker as well as store them. As a guide, more than six zones will be overdoing it so don’t.
Add more color
Nowhere is it written that garages have to be all dull and gloomy. Painting over space with some tasteful colors will not only liven up the place but bring a semblance of order and roomy-ness. So, a nice bright color for the door and/window frames is something to be considered.
Our garages offer us an immediate solution to our storage needs. With a little effort and organization, there’s no reason we cannot fully utilize them in terms of storage capacity. Oh, and make our lives less stressful by finding things more easily. All the best as you organize yours.