A garage can be a very helpful space to store things. It is not an easy task though. This guide will help you get started with your garage storage plans while avoiding some of the common pitfalls people tend to fall into when they try organizing their garages themselves.
Keep your garage organized with these easy tips:
- Hang Things From The Ceiling When Possible
Don't just build storage units that sit on the floor, hang things from the wall or ceiling if you can avoid it. This is not only safer for you, but keeps things out of the way and frees up your floor space even more. With the right hook, you can hang things like bicycles, strollers, and other sporting equipment from the ceiling.
- Group Similar Items Together
Not only is this a good way to maximize storage, but it keeps your garage organized as well. Consider investing in large plastic storage bins for each type of item you have in your garage. For instance, keep all of your tools in one bin and sort your basketball and baseball equipment into another bin. If you have a lot of various tools and supplies all over the garage, it can turn into a nightmare for you to find anything. Try grouping things together so it is easier for you to get to them.
- Build Shelves Along The Wall
You can look up video tutorials online on how to construct shelving on a garage wall. You can even make the shelving expand up from the floor to the ceiling. If you follow the previous tip, make sure to purchase bins that are all similar in size and shape. If you do that, you can build your garage shelves according to the size of your bins to maximize storage.
- Assemble A Few Metal Shelving Units
If you can't or don't want to build shelves, you can find metal shelving at your local hardware store.
- Hang Tools From The Wall
Instead of stacking your shovels, rakes, axes, and snow shovels in the corner of your garage in a big heap, you could install some hooks along the wall. That way you can neatly hang these tools up, get them organized, and best of all get them out of your way.
Garage storage plans can be a little more complicated than simply stacking boxes in the corner, but if you start by getting organized you will make it much easier to remain that way. Remember these tips when designing your garage storage plan and find out how easy it can be to keep things organized in your garage.
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