There are several items you may find that seem to be impossible to store properly. Things that don’t seem to really have a proper place or are just shaped uniquely and don’t quite fit somewhere. Tools are one of those items that always seem to quickly accumulate, creating a cluttered and messy looking garage. In turn, this can make it hard to store other things if the garage storage isn’t used efficiently. Tool storage can be tricky and since there are so many of them, it can be easy to just throw them into drawers. With these tips on organizing tools in the garage, you’ll be well on your way to creating the most efficient and organized space you could only imagine.
One of the first things you’ll want to do with any space you’re looking to organize is to declutter. This can be especially true when trying to organize your tool collection. You may find that you have multiple versions of the same tool, just maybe different brands. Going through and deciding if it’s necessary to keep more than one will help declutter. This will also make it easier to store and find those tools when you need to use them. Donate ones that are in good shape, but you just don’t need or use, and throw out ones that are broken and don’t serve a purpose anymore.
The garage can be one of those rooms that completely overwhelms people when trying to clean it. You take one look and have no idea where to begin. In this case, it may be time to really take a step back and evaluate the space. Does it work for your home? Are there enough storage options? Are things stored efficiently? Before diving right into organizing your tool storage, having a better idea of the overall big picture can help prevent a cluttered mess from occurring in the future.
When it comes to garage storage, you may find yourself thinking you’re limited to how much you can store in such a small place. Often times it becomes a catchall place for seasonal items and bins of storage that doesn’t fit elsewhere in the house, and then you end up not being able to fit your car inside. Getting creative with smaller garages is essential. Garage cabinets are a great option to maximize storage and keep things clean. Cabinets make great use of the vertical space in rooms, making them feel larger.
Make sure to utilize drawers, as well. Invest in drawer organizers, which will help to keep your tools in their proper place and make them easier to find. Also, consider labeling drawers. That way you won’t be frantically searching through each one to find that wrench you’ve been looking for. Having cabinets also helps put away some of the more dangerous tools that you wouldn’t want little hands getting ahold of.
Another way to utilize wall space is by using a slatwall. This is a type of wall that is made with slats of wood and creates horizontal groves. You can place a variety of different accessories in them to hang shovels, rakes, hoses, and other larger tools that may not fit elsewhere. This way they aren’t just laying on the ground or resting up against the wall with the chance of falling and hurting someone.
The use of wire shelving is another great option for storing tools in your garage. If you have larger tools that may not fit into drawers, shelves can be a great option, especially ones that are open. That way you can see exactly what you need at all times. Plus, wire shelving provides ventilation and less maintenance, so they won’t accumulate as much dust and won’t need to be cleaned as often.
Once you’ve got your garage in tip top shape, you’ll want to make sure that you keep it up throughout the year. Staying on top of your organization by making sure to put things away after you use them will help prevent messes and clutter from accumulating. You don’t want to ruin all of your hard work and have to continuously organize and store your tools each year. By following these tips, your garage will be spotless year round.
Finding proper storage for anything can be a major hassle, especially for tools that have unique shapes and sizes. If you are looking to create a more efficient way to store those tools, Harkraft can help. With our organizational expertise, we can take the stress out of reconfiguring your garage storage into fitting everything properly. Our certified installation representatives can help guide you toward a solution that will be able to fit your lifestyles and needs. Contact us today to get started organizing your tools!