Garage Storage Solutions

While the garage is not always the most glamorous space to work in, it is a valuable storage option for so many items. Organizing the space will save you the time and frustration of searching for items. Here are some tips for creating a clean and functional garage.

Create Zones

Start by sorting all items into categories like gardening, sporting equipment, auto supplies, tools, and seasonal decor. This will help you see what you have and decide what you truly need. Next, establish zones for each category. When assigning zones, keep in mind how frequently the items are used. The most frequently used items should be stored at eye level or lower for the easiest access. Items you only use seasonally can go on a higher shelf.

Keep safety in mind when choosing zones for hazardous materials like paint or gasoline. These items should be clearly labeled and stored in a safe location away from the pets and kids.

Go Vertical

Maximize the space by using shelves, cabinets, and wall mounted organizers. Sturdy shelving units are a must and adjustable shelves will work to store different sized bins. Pegboards are a great option to hold tools, equipment, and smaller items. Wall mounted hooks are perfect for larger items like bikes and ladders. Overhead storage racks are ceiling-mounted and ideal to store seldom used items. Keeping items off the ground will keep the space looking neat.

Invest in Storage Solutions

Clear stackable bins keep categories together and items visible. Weathertight bins are a great option to keep your belongings safe and labeling the bins will make everything easy to find. Color coding bins is another easy way to differentiate between categories. Put your Christmas decor in green or red bins and Halloween in orange!

Tool chests provide organized storage for tools of many sizes. Tool carts serve the same purpose with the added convenience of being on wheels and able to move around the space as needed. Magnetic strips can be mounted onto the walls to hold metal tools.

By combining different storage solutions in your garage, you can create a custom system that works for your specific needs. Let’s work together to make your garage beautiful and functional! Contact us for home organizing help if you’d like a partner to help you declutter and clear out the mess.

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