The garage is the room in your home where you have enough space to store all the items in your home that won’t fit else where. Garage storage areas are hard at time to manage. What happens when the garage runs out of room? The best of course is to sort out those items you no longer need. Whether they go to a charity or to the trash, sort them out. You then can work with what’s left.
Sort your items into like equipment and items. Electrical cords and machinery used for lawn garden or workshop can all start to go in one area. The kids toys and sports equipment can be rounded up into one area. Decide what you have by each category and designate specific areas for each item type. This makes it easier to locate an item when you need them. Now of course more every day items need to also go where they are easily accessible.
Seasonal items often end up on the garage storage pile. An example is if is winter you will be more likely to need your snow shovels, and skis racks and skis. In the summer of course beach fair, lawn mowers and grills may be more in line. Wall mounted garage cabinets or garage shelves will be in line to put such items as beach umbrellas and patio furniture cushions in. There are wall mounted ski racks as well as racks for shovels and rakes. This will help keep the seasonal items in their proper places as well as keeping them accessible.
Another item that will help you in organizing seasonal items is a ceiling rack. Items, including lawn mowers in their non-season can be placed on this ceiling rack and hoisted up and out of your way. Other items frequently finding their way to the ceiling are Christmas ornaments. There are also rafter hooks and as well as ladder racks that can be used to mount that ladder up and out of the way and the wall hooks can be used to store items like extension cords and hoses.
Of course next to wall mount garage storage cabinets you can also put up shelving. When putting up this shelving, make sure you have ones that can be mounted to the wall for safety. This way it insures no matter how many pounds are put on the shelf there is no worry that it will topple or causing injury because of a falling garage rack.
Adding these type items to your garage make for more garage storage. Best of all organizing your garage and creating more garage storage room means you will now have room for the car too.
Organizing the garage can be a daunting task and one that most homeowners dreaded chores. The better you organize and add items which will allow for added storage, the less you will face this task and the more storage space you will gain.