Is your garage cluttered, unorganized and underutilized? Most homeowners use garage space for more than just parking cars. Garage’s become spaces that accumulate bikes, toys, lawn products, boxes and more. Some people even use garage space as storage for pantry items like non-perishable foods and paper products. Does your garage need a makeover so it’s more manageable and there’s room for the cars it’s intended for? Take a look at these tips and, as always, call the experts at Paulis Inc. for help with your garage storage issues:
- When in doubt, throw it out. Start with going through the garage and tossing or donating items you no longer use or have space for. Use the old rule of thumb – if you haven’t used it in less than six months, you probably don’t need it.
- If something can be hung, hang it. A great way to utilize coveted floor space in the garage is with hanging hooks and racks. Bikes, ladders and all sorts of equipment can be neatly and safely stored away using sturdy hooks and cables.
- Built-ins are best. Built-in cabinetry is the ideal storage space for small items. Cabinets with ample shelves and room for tools, supplies, lawn care items, and even household items like paper products will free up floor space and keep everything organized.
- Lighting matters. Keeping everything in the garage well illuminated is key. Stuff seems to magically accumulate in dark corners. But a well-lit and bright space tends to keep things more orderly and organized. Most garages typically have one lighting source. Add more wattage and see how things clean up.