Your home may be immaculate and well-organized, but if you’re like many people, you might feel that keeping everything in place in our garage is a challenge. Don’t neglect the space in your garage, because it can be an efficient storage and workplace. In addition, garages often contain potentially hazardous materials and dangerous tools that need to be put away properly for optimum safety. A disorderly garage is not just unpleasant, but can prevent efficient usage of space and compromise safety.
You can go to any hardware store or big box home center and find large metal cabinets for storing everything from cans of WD-40 to boxes of hammers and extra paints. Use plastic containers within the cabinets to contain specific items and the keep them stored in distinct categories. You can find several sizes of cabinets and those that are complete or require a little assembly. Garages often lack sufficient space, so consider a mounted cabinet for additional storage. For the sake of safety, avoid placing heavy items are dangerous tools in and overhead cabinet so that items don’t fall on people.
Racks are a useful way of keeping items off the floor. This can be especially useful for keeping potentially dangerous items that can be tripped over such as rakes and saws. Look for racks in the form of panels with hooks that you can hang things up on. If you have several cyclists in the family, look for bike racks designed for garages. What can work on the top of your car to keep your bike steady can also be used in the interior for of the garage to hold in your bicycle in place.
Smaller items such as nails, screws, and batteries get lost easily and can be a headache to keep track of. Look for small metal cabinets with pullout miniature compartments to store specific items so you can reach them when you need them. Consider labeling the compartments if you need them the items quickly.
For more help with garage organization, contact our team at Garage Innovations. As organization experts, our team of designers can come up with the perfect garage solution for you and your family. Call us today or click here for a quote.