When is the last time you were able to pull your car into the garage without having to move things around to make space? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to use your garage for its intended purpose again? Use these garage makeover tips and ideas to reclaim your garage and overcome the clutter. By learning how to organize a garage, and implementing a few garage storage solutions, you can get all the excess up off the floor, thereby freeing up some much needed space. Get started on your garage makeover on a Saturday morning, and be finished by Sunday!
The trick to being able to organize a garage is to make use of every inch of wall space. By using a combination of hooks, racks, hangers, and storage units, you can easily make room for all the clutter you’ve accumulated and even have room for more. Let’s look at some simple garage makeover ideas that will help you organize a garage attractively.
Handy tip! – Before working on your garage makeover, be sure the weather forecast is in your favor. Wait till you have at least two solid days of sunny weather to work with to begin.
Pegboard is an inexpensive product that will help organize a garage full of tools. Attach the pegboard to the wall, and insert a combination of hooks and bins directly into the board. Hang tools that you use most frequently from the hooks for quick access. Hang screwdrivers, hammers and other tools, as well as garden tools, sporting equipment, and much more in one convenient place. Keep it organized by displaying each type of item (sporting, garden, tools, etc) in one specific location, not bunched together. Specially made small bins will also insert directly into the pegboard, which can hold screws, nails, nuts and bolts, and other small items.
Heavy duty metal shelving
Heavy shelving units remove clutter from the floor, and keep it neatly organized and accessible. These shelving units are commonly used garage storage solutions that can hold toolboxes, gas cans, plant pots, painting supplies, and much more. Items are used frequently can be stored on the open shelf, while infrequently used items can be stored in bins and kept neat and tidy.
Clear storage bins
If you’re like most people, you probably use your garage as a storage space for just about everything . Instead of just tossing the excess into the garage where it can become lost and difficult to find, add clear storage bins as part of your garage makeover. By using clear storage bins, you can easily identify the contests inside. Only store infrequently used items inside the bins.
In addition to using as much wall space as possible, your complete garage makeover should also include looking overhead for additional storage space. Install overhead shelves to instantly organize a garage. Store large bulky items that are infrequently used in this otherwise unused space. Coolers, camping equipment, seasonal items, touch up paint, and so on would make smart use of this garage storage solution.
When buying the shelves and racks for your garage makeover, don’t be tempted to buy inexpensive products. Cheap units are not as durable as quality ones, and will not last nearly as long as a high-quality alternative. Although you may save a little money at first, cheap units will often cost you more money in the long run as they bend easily and need to be replaced. For best results, shop for shelving and racks that are approved for holding a minimum of 200 – 250 lbs.
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