A garage can serve many purposes – obviously, it is perfect for parking your car and/or motorcycle, but it can also be used for storing your garden furniture, tools, and other belongings. However, when you use it for other purposes as well, your garage can often get too cluttered to fit your car! Have you ever wondered how to organize your garage to maximize the storage space and park your car at the same time? Read on for some tips on how to keep your garage organized!
How to achieve a neat and tidy garage space? Start with installing storage cabinets and shelving units in the garage. You can choose between closed cabinets and open shelves, however, to make the best use of your garage space choose both – to separate less frequently used items from the ones that need to be visible and easily accessible.
2. A pegboard wall
Do you want to keep all your tools organized yet accessible? Hang a pegboard wall with metal hooks to openly display your tools on the wall. Depending on the size of a pegboard wall, it is possible to store both small tools and long-handled tools, as well as your sports equipment. In addition, a garage pegboard is an easy DIY project!
Keep all the small items like screws and nails in storage bins! Using plastic storage bins allows you to clear up the work surface of your garage and sort the items according to the size, for example. Therefore, it is easy to find the exact item when you really need it.
Garage ceiling storage
If you are looking for a storage solution that doesn’t take up any floor space, consider installing overhead storage racks. Overhead shelving is perfect for lightweight items which take up a lot of space. This way you can maximize your storage space as well as free up the floor space.
A tool chest
If organizing your tools is an ongoing challenge for you, the best way to store them is a tool chest. Use the separate drawers to sort different types of tools – use the lower drawers for auto mechanic tools and the upper drawers for home tools like hammers or screwdrivers, for example.
A bench with a storage compartment
If you don’t want to store your gardening shoes and clothes at home, you can set up a changing area in your garage. Place a storage bench and install a few coat hooks, and you will get a place where you can sit and take your shoes off, as well as store them.
A folding table
Need a work surface in your garage, but are short on space? A folding table can solve this problem! A folding workbench is compact yet easy to set up, allowing you to save the space and giving you a sturdy surface at the same time.
We all know that bike storage takes up a lot of floor space. A simple yet effective solution for storing your family’s bicycles is installing bike hangers. Bike racks can be used for storing any kind of bikes, moreover, using a bike rack that holds the bike horizontally, allows you to free up a lot of space.
Another great way how to solve your storage problems is to use the attic space of your garage. Whether you choose to install an attic storage lift or build a garage attic storage area, you will get the extra space you need for lightweight, yet bulky belongings.
A label maker
To maintain your garage neat and tidy in the long run, you have to think about how to properly organize your belongings. A great way how to keep your belongings in order is to label your storage bins and cabinets! This way you will save time looking for things, as well as make it easier to put things away.
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