Organize Your Garage with Our Simple Ideas
In our post today, we’d like to show you how to organize your garage using some simple steps, making the most out of your space possible.
A lot of us ignore our garage, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still part of our home. So, we shouldn’t just see it as just a functional space, but also as a room with decor potential.
In some homes, people just use their garage to shelter their car or, at the very least, to hold all of the things that don’t fit in inside their house.
What you need to know in order to organize your garage
In order to even begin organizing your garage with our simple steps, you first need to think about the size of your car or motorcycle that you keep in there. They’re obviously things that could take up a lot of room, so they’ll determine how much remaining space you’ll have left.
Secondly, you have to think about practicality so that you can work the decor around it. With a good eye, you’ll be able to put them together perfectly.
Generally speaking, garages aren’t very well-lit and mainly use dark colors. You should try to change things as much as you can. For example, try painting the walls with lighter colors. But make sure to choose paints that are resilient and easy to clean.
Having good lighting is also important because garages usually don’t have windows as they tend to be shut-in areas.
Additionally, creating storage areas is always a good idea, although it’ll depend on how big your garage is. Below, we want to show you some ideas on organizing your garage.
If you have enough space, we suggest lining one or more walls with shelves. With shelves, you can enjoy new storage space that won’t take up too much room.
The most common types of garage shelves are metal because they support a lot of weight without buckling. They can hold all kinds of items, even extremely heavy ones.
What’s more is that very often, you can move the shelves, making them very versatile and practical.
These shelves are easy to find; you can even find wooden shelves online. Furthermore, installing them isn’t complicated at all. Many models don’t even require screws.
So, if you don’t have a shed handy and have to use your garage as a storage space, these shelves can be a really great storage option. Install them all the way to the top of the wall, creating as much space as possible.
Try to make sure that you use a material that doesn’t rust and can resist humidity, which are both common problems in these areas.
Other options you can look into are:
- Closets, that you can make yourself.
- Lockers (like school lockers), recycled to store all kinds of objects.
- File cabinets, which you can use as a storage closet.
Hooks and supports
If you’re a fan of home projects or mechanics, you can also dedicate a part of your garage to your projects. You can even create a mini-workshop without taking up too much space. Use a collapsible table to maximize on space when you’re not building anything.
But how? Install some vertical panels on your walls to hang all of your tools or other objects, like garden tools. For bigger objects, you can always use pallets by simply hanging them vertically on your wall.
So, we suggest attaching some hooks, pegs or supports on your wall at different heights.
And you don’t have to use them just for small objects; you can hang bicycles from them, too.
On top of that, if your garage ceiling is high enough, you can even use hanging drawers as a storage option. They’ll help you free up a lot of floor space.
Boxes are great for small things that are easy to lose. You can keep them all a singular place to keep things more organized.
Multi-use plastic boxes fit perfectly on shelves. Boxes that are completely smooth and flat on their insides work better because they give you the maximum space possible.
Additionally, some box models are stackable. They usually can hold plenty and withstand impact very well.
Boxes are a simple way to organize and they’re also economical. You can also place them on top wheeled carts to make them easier to move around.
Look for ones that have lids as they’ll better protect keep your items, conserving them in better condition.
Another option to try is buying vertical dividers to organize your bigger boxes, making them even more practical. It’d be like creating two or more storage areas in just one compartment.
We hope that our tips will help you prioritize your garage. Just think, with a little creativity and order, you can create a decorative yet practical space. Organizing your garage was never easier.It might interest you...