Much like your basement or attic, your garage can be a place where clutter accumulates. After all, it can happen easily, and your car is usually the only one in there to witness it, and they likely aren’t going to tell anyone. But, the more you add the less organized the entire space becomes. Once that happens, it can be a bit embarrassing when opening your garage. People will dismiss the chaos because it keeps their actual living space from being inundated with items, particularly after a big move. If you’d like to avoid the garage whirlwind in your new home, utilize these storage tips to keep things copacetic.
Install Rugged Shelving
While shelving is common in garages, it typically isn’t entirely up to the job of containing everything you need it to. Garage storage is for large, heavy items and flimsy shelving can’t quite hold up. Choosing to install more rugged shelving options not only allows you to take greater advantage of the space, but it also gives you the option of getting heavier items off the ground and in a proper place. By clearing the floor you’re also making it easier for you and your family to navigate the garage nimbly. On the plus side, even heavy-duty shelving is relatively affordable so introducing this aspect to your garage won’t hurt your wallet.
Overhead Storage is Your Friend
If you want to take advantage of your space as much as possible, overhead storage is a fantastic option. These storage racks are comprised of hearty metal and hang from the ceiling, allowing you to utilize the upper two to three feet of your garage. When it comes to getting a majority of your garage clutter away and out of sight, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better options than overhead storage. However, the one downside to this is that you have to ensure your garage ceiling is high enough to accommodate such storage. If you don’t you risk bumping your head or your car scraping along the bottom of the rack.
One of the simplest options for garage storage is utilizing pegboards. Not only are they both easy to find and install, they are also highly flexible. They are a fantastic way to utilize wall space and can support anything from shelves to custom holders. If your walls are relatively taken up already, pegboards can be cut into any shape needed and can fit into wall spaces that don’t have much other use.
Gain control of your unruly garage with these storage methods. Besides, taking the garbage out to the garage shouldn’t involve acrobatics just to reach the trash cans. Make garage storage installation part of your move-in process and you’ll have a new home and an organized garage!