One of the best things about having a garage is that you can use it to store all of your extra belongings. This can be invaluable, especially in growing families. Making the most of your space can be tricky, so we have put together a few tips to help you out.
1. Tool racks
Tools are one of the most common items kept in garages. Not only do garages offer a great place to store tools you don’t use regularly, but also a great place to do any DIY you may have to do. Tools come in all shapes and sizes, so it pays to store them all in one place by using a wall rack.
2. Use wall space
Why fill up the floor with all your tools and belongings when you have walls to do the same thing? Following on from the previous point about tool racks, use all of the shelves and storage units you can to fill the walls up and keep the centre of your garage free to move and work as you please.
3. Use the ceiling
Though this may sound unusual, one of the best tips for organising your garage is to make use of all the space that is available. Many professional tidyers have found success in storing boxes on your roof. Make sure this is done well so you don’t risk a hailstorm of miscellaneous goods and you will have a fantastic new place to store your treasured goods.
All of the best shelves and storage space in the world will mean nothing if you can’t find the things you are looking for when you need it. Whether you want to sort out a labelling system or keep similar items in the same area, organising your items in a way that makes sense will save you much hair-pulling in the future.
5. Have a clear out
This may sound obvious, but there is no better way of freeing up space in your garage than having a good clear out. Don’t use your garage as a dumping ground, think realistically about how often you will use items in the future and periodically reassess and keep your garage organised and useful.
6. Use magnets
Depending on the tools you use, magnets can be a creative, aesthetically pleasing way of storing tools and other items. Experiment with magnets and free up space in your garage.
7. Use a pegboard
Pegboards are incredibly useful for storing items. Not only do they keep items within an arm’s length, they look good and make use of wall space – leaving more space in the garage for other items or decorations.
These are just a few of our tips for freeing up space in your garage. How you chose to use your space is up to you, and is one of the most exciting things about being a garage door owner. Experiment, change up your space often and have fun with your garage!