Homeowners are always looking for ways to optimize their storage space inside the home, but the garage tends to become a forgotten area. This is likely where your non-essential items get stored away and, if you’re actually planning on parking your car inside the garage, then you need practical ways to store your belongings out of the way.
We already discussed some awesome garage storage ideas, but you can never have too many great tips! Here at Harkraft, we want to help you get your garage organized so you can make the most out of your space. Let’s get right into some unique storage solutions!
You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s the truth. Before you can work on implementing a new storage strategy, you have to get your garage organized.
Start simple and make some piles. All the old clothes you planned on donating one day go in one pile. Decorations get their own pile, handyman tools get another, car care products get another- you get the idea.
Once everything is organized and you have everything you need to store grouped together in a way that makes sense (at least to you!), then you can move on to creating some practical storage solutions.
There are a million simple storage solutions out there that you’ve probably tried a million times. Bins and totes with labels will invariably get mixed up together over the years, and the same goes for drawers and traditional shelves.
That’s why it’s time to get creative with your storage solutions! We’ve got some great tips for you, so let’s dive right in.
The ceiling of your garage has an enormous amount of untapped storage potential. There are ceiling hooks, nets, and even overhead garage storage racks and wire shelves you can use to get those non-essential items up and out of the way.
Ceiling nets and overhead racks are great for storing large items such as kayaks, gardening tools, inflatable pools, and other seasonal equipment. When you need to pull them down in the summer, rotate them out and place your winter equipment like snow shovels and bags of rock salt up there instead!
Rotating your stored items is a great way to ensure you’re making the most out of your storage solutions all year round.
Some of the best garage storage ideas mention using your walls to help maximize your floor space. But, aside from installing some shelving units or a Peg-Board, what else can you do?
Well, there’s a lot you can do with your unused wall space! Drilling sturdy, metal hooks into the walls can provide a safe and convenient way to store bicycles, weed whackers, workshop tools, car tools, or any other frequently used item that’s too heavy or bulky to place on a shelf.
You could also look into getting a customized storage unit built and installed. This is a great idea because you can have it built to virtually any size and shape that you want, so you could have it built around other storage solutions.
Not only will this be extremely useful and maximize your storage space, but it will also look unique too!
Stylish isn’t a word that comes to mind when most people think about garage storage, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your garage to create an organized storage system.
Dedicate one wall to hanging items, another to shelving units, and another to clear storage bins where you can put some items on display! Use those ceiling nets or overhead storage racks to get the biggest items out of the way so they don’t take away from the overall decor.
Or, you can get colored storage bins and use a matching colored ceiling net or ropes to create a nice flow. You can even get the hooks you’re using for hanging stained in the same color to really up the wow factor of your space.
Put some knickknacks or other decorations that don’t go in your home out on display in your garage. They’ll give a homely feel to your space and help make any remaining clutter look intentional.
There’s no end to the different ways you can organize and maximize your garage storage. Whether you get your inspiration from this post, a Pinterest board, or both, Harkraft can help you make your garage into a storage haven. Contact us today to learn how we can help!