The hassle of having a messy garage is stressful, and usually the mess takes up the place designated for parking your car, which defeats the idea of a garage. Looking for ways to maximize the usage of your garage is going to end that issue, as well as make it easier to find whatever objects you had stored there.
Here are some tips to save space in your garage and make it as organized as you wish it to be.
The first step to having an organized and well designed garage is to de-clutter all the stuff you have in there. A great piece of advice when trying to de-clutter is to check whether you used the item in the last five years or not. If you have used it more than once with the past five years, then you should keep it. However, if you haven’t, then this probably means it’s just adding to the garage’s mess and you should probably give it away or throw it out. After you are sure of what you are going to keep in your garage, you should sort the objects into similar groups (i.e. decorations, tools, car items, etc.). This will help you clean up your garage a lot quicker.
Installing Storage Systems
There are various types of storage systems that would work to keep your garage organized, as well as maximize the usage of space available. For example there is shelving, cabinets, as well as bins. Looking for great garage cabinets available in various sizes and colors is easy. They are an efficient way to store items, as well as visually pleasing, unlike boxes haphazardly lying around. Another great storage system is ceiling storage which you can have by simply installing mechanisms into the ceiling of the garage to hold your bins of de-cluttered items. This way you’ll basically have the floor of the garage empty and free to do with as you wish.
Adding wall mounted furniture such as a work table that folds up against the wall or a pegboard for storing all the tools you have on the wall, will save a considerable amount of space in your garage. Pegboards come in varying shapes and sizes, and you can choose whichever is most convenient for you. You can get one that fits into your garage, whether small or big, and you can also get inserts to put into the pegboard for easier storage of tools, cords and other things that may take up unnecessary space if not organized properly.
The Objective of Saving Space and Getting a New Storage System
In the end the whole idea of decluttering, installing a new storage system or finding ways to make your garage look good, is to make your life less stressful and to actually use the garage to park your car without worrying about obstacles lying on the floor. Whether you have a small garage or a large one, organizing it will make all the difference to you, as you won’t have to dig through a multitude of cluttered items to find a certain tool you need or those decorations you take out once a year.