Garage Storage Solutions: Make Sense of the Space

by GuestPoster on July 19, 2010

Summer is here and now you have finally turned your attention to getting that mess cleaned up and organized in the garage. While it may seem like a daunting challenge initially, there are many garage storage options that will have your space looking much nicer and clean in no time. But that unfortunately is only half of the battle when it comes to fixing up the garage. In addition to findable suitable storage, you also need to make sure the area is functional as well. If you are constantly moving around cars parked in the garage or other objects, it is best to have everything located in a place that makes it easy to grab and use with as little trouble as possible. Here are some tips to help get the best use out of your garage space.

Keep similar items together – much like when you go shopping at a store and everything that is similar is together in one place, you want to have that same type of set up in the garage. It does no good to spend extra minutes looking for an item in the garage once it is cleaned up because it cannot be found. Keep like items together and then be sure to return them to their rightful place when done. Don’t be lazy and dump it in the first available space when you are done working. You are just going to cause yourself frustration and wasted minutes the next time you need to use the item.

Location, location, location just like in real estate, the best way to position your garage storage solutions are in places where they will be used. For items that will be used outside or in the garden, the best location to store them is in the door that leads out to that area. For household items like detergents or tape rolls you use inside, have them stored close to the garage door that leads back into the house. Chemicals, old paint, fertilizers and other items you don’t want young children to be able to reach should be locked away in cabinets.

Up in the air – it is surprising how many people when organizing the garage still want to leave items leaning up against the garage wall because the floor has now been cleaned out. Anything that can be leaned against wall can just as easily be hung up on a hook or other type of device. Even larger items like bikes or ladders that you may think are too heavy can easily be stored in the hair without damaging garage walls.

There is a ton of room for storage space in the garage, which includes in front of the cars, on the side walls and even up in the air above the vehicles. Make sure to optimize all of the space and also be sure that whatever storage solutions you come up with are also functional as well.

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