A garage is not just a place where you park your car. It’s also a storage area to hold tools, sports equipment or bikes. See how to organize your garage and what can make it easier to store things in it.
The right furniture
What will definitely help you organize the storage of things in your garage is to take care of the right furniture. The garage furniture available in the market is suitable for storing heavy loads and also resistant to any damage.
The best solution will be metal furniture. Their biggest advantage is that they are extremely durable, even for heavy weights. Thus, they will be suitable for storing various types of equipment or paint cans. Metal furniture is also resistant to scratches and mechanical damage, so we can be sure that it will serve us for years.
In case of storing smaller loads, such as preserves or small tools, a good solution will be furniture made of wood. This is also an excellent alternative for anyone who appreciates interesting appearance of the furniture, even in the garage. Manufacturers also offer furniture made of plastic. However, they are less resistant to scuffs and scratches than metal furniture.
A good way to keep your garage tidy is with cabinets. It’s a good idea to put the smallest items in the closet. It’s a good idea to put the least-used items in them in particular.
Hooks and hangers
Mounting metal hooks on the walls will allow you to store garden tools or cables. It is worth placing them so that the most frequently used tools are always at hand. The advantage is that they take up very little space and at the same time help you store items that are difficult to set up or hide.
If you store bicycles in your garage, bicycle racks are a great solution. They will save space and keep your bikes safe, as the hangers will keep your bikes from bumping against other items.
Smaller accessories and tools should be stored in toolboxes and suitcases. You can often find toolboxes that allow you to properly organize the most necessary things. A good solution may also be fabric organizers, which can be clipped to the belt. It is best to keep what you need most often in such organizers.
This is the best solution for keeping smaller tools organized. You can hang tools such as pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers on the boards or install special boxes to hold nails and screws.
Storage bins and boxes
In the garage you don’t only store tools, but also holiday ornaments, various kinds of souvenirs or decorations and all other things that don’t fit in the house or in the basement. It’s worth putting them in lockable boxes that are easy to stack or put in a closet. This will help tame even the biggest mess. Opt for transparent boxes so you can easily see what’s inside each one.
Organizing the space
The most important rule in organizing your space to keep things neat and tidy is to keep the most frequently used items in sight. Any seasonal gear, such as beach accessories, tents, or ski equipment, should be on the top shelves. Some things should be packed in vacuum bags. In this case, a very good solution will be to mark boxes or bags with labels, so you know what is where.
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