Garages tend to accumulate items. After all, it’s an area of your home that you don’t have to deal with a lot, and there’s a lot of space for storing items. But if you’re not careful, pretty soon you’ll be forced to park in the driveway instead of in your garage, and you won’t be able to find the items you’ve stored when you need them.
Garages can become an unorganized mess very quickly. However, it is possible to get them cleaned and organized so that you can use them for their intended purpose again–parking your car. Here are 4 items that you will need to help you get organized. If your garage is too overwhelming for you, consider working with professional Salt Lake garage organizers.
Your garage really does have a lot of space, but most of the time, the vertical space in the garage isn’t properly utilized. A good set of strong, tall shelves will help you get organized and use the spaces along the sides of the garage as well as that underutilized vertical space.
You should make sure that the shelving in your garage is properly installed and tightly secured to the garage walls. This will allow you to have taller shelves, thereby using the vertical space better. You will also be able to store larger, heavier items without worrying about the shelves tipping over.
Speaking of vertical space, have you ever noticed just how high the ceilings are in your garage? You have several feet of storage space directly over your head, if you can just use it properly. There are a lot of options you can choose from to make use of this space. There are overhead shelving units as well as overhead racks, and they come in many varieties.
Some overhead racks are especially designed to hold plastic storage bins. These are a great option, because you can organize all of your smaller items into color-coded bins, then simply slip them into the racks for storage.
Hooks and Racks
Odds are you have gardening tools, extension cords, and bicycles that you want to store in your garage. Of course, you don’t want them taking up the space where you should be parking your car; but since you use them regularly, you don’t want them high over your head either. Installing hooks and racks on your garage walls lets you organize these items while keeping them within easy reach.
If you’re going to use a bicycle rack in your garage though, you need to be careful of where you put it, especially if you want to get your bicycle out while the car is in the garage. Make sure you put the hook on a wall where you have plenty of space to hang up and take down your bikes without scratching your car.
Finally, if you’re going to keep your tools organized and in easy reach, you should install some type of tool bench in your garage. The type you install will depend on how much equipment you have, but you should ensure that whatever you get will properly store everything. This could be in drawers, on shelves, or on hooks, depending on your preferences.
If you have the space, it is also nice to have a work surface near your tools. This allows you to complete projects without having to pull items out and move them to another area to work. But if you don’t have the space for both, proper storage is the most important feature for your tool bench to have.Read More