Do you find your garage unorganized and in disarray? Even though spring cleaning seems fairly recent, your garage may have turned into a mess as the summer gets more and more busy. Here are a few garage storage ideas to organize your life!
1. Beat the Mess
Cleaning is the most important first step towards organization. Take a day or afternoon and clear out the entire garage. Top to bottom. Everything. Nothing stays in the garage. Use piles to sort and filter which items you will keep, toss, recycle, or donate. If you find it difficult to separate items like this, ask yourself which items you have used recently or within the past year. This may help your decision process.
2. Step Back
Once you’ve established your piles, take a step back and pat yourself on the back. You’ve done the hard part of deciding what to keep. The next step is to analyze the space you have. Imagine different solutions. The worst thing you could do at this point is to load everything back into your garage. Make a plan. Think of which items should be placed together. Create “zone groupings” for recreation, lawn care, yard maintenance, etc.
3. Use Open Space
Think vertical. Use height to your advantage by creating extra storage space for items you only need to access occasionally. Holiday and seasonal decorations should be stored in higher, harder to reach places because they are used less often. Hang any items you can to utilize the vertical space, including bicycles, wheelbarrows and yard tools.
4. Get Help
Customized garage storage systems will give you the ability to tailor your solutions to your needs. With the help of a professional, you can customize your garage storage area to make the most of the space you have available. Wall mounted garage cabinets and work benches provide for storage solutions as well as an expansive workspace for a variety of projects. There are also DIY solutions if you’re willing to make the time and effort to design and build your own garage storage system.
Harkraft can help you design and build a garage storage space that fits exactly what you need. Our garage storage systems come with a lifetime warranty and save you 25-50% compared to garage organization products from big box stores. Give us a call at (763) 544-4478 or contact us online to learn more!