Let’s face it, our garages often collect things – and not always in the most organized fashion. Why should we be wasting what very well may be the largest room in our home? Thankfully there are several modern tips, tricks, and gadgets to clean up the garage and help you and your family get the most out of your storage space.
Make Use of the Walls
There are a multitude of useful garage wall organizers out there. And few of them will break the bank. Mount a tool storage rack to organize lawn care or household cleaning tools. For automotive or crafting tools – consider installing a pegboard for the more traditional workshop look. And don’t forget to think outside the box; you can always install indoor closet shelving in your garage to hang that bulk winter clothing during the summer months. Storage options that normally go in a house closet can absolutely be used in the garage.
Sports Equipment and Garages Mix Well
If you have a family, chances are you have bicycles. And maybe lots of them. And it starts to get old either seeing them laying in the yard, or tripping over them in the garage. We have many clever options to easily store the family bicycles in the garage. There are even more options for those of us that take to the waters. Whether you are into kayaking, canoeing, or anything else – there is a rack to store your gear. Check out the options to see if a wall-mount or more ceiling-mounted approach works best in your particular situation.
Shelves and More Shelves
Can’t go wrong with the classic approach. Garage shelves are the original organizer. Old as garages themselves. Line your unused garage walls with some shelves and you’ll quickly triple your storage space, and it won’t cost an arm and a leg, depending. For most shelving options, you pay for what you get. Go for shelving with a wide, sturdy base if you plan on loading it up. If you want mobility, consider units that have wheels. In any case, you can’t go wrong with traditional shelves.