In theory, a home’s garage is a place to store your vehicle.
But as we all know, the garage can quickly become a depot for all varieties of household items. Tools, yard equipment, and toys all find their way to the garage, and they often stay there, untouched, for months; even years.
The same goes for outdoor gear like skis, kayaks, paddles, fishing poles, boots, and camping equipment. If left unchecked, these items can overwhelm your garage, making it look more like a poorly-organized outdoor thrift store than an actual garage.
But with these simple tips, you can keep your garage organized and maintain a space that will look great, reduce clutter, and make you proud every time you park your car. (And you’ll have room to park and open the car door without banging into skis, paddles, and rods!)
Pre-Organization: The PURGE!
How much extra gear do you have? If you’ve been an active outdoor enthusiast for decades, chances are high that you have plenty of old, outdated gear, gear that hasn’t been used in far too long. Why not make your organization a little easier by getting rid of some of those un-utilized accessories. Sell, donate, and give items away so you have more space.
Choose a Specific Area for Gear
You don’t have silverware scattered all over the house, so why is your sports and outdoor gear distributed randomly throughout your garage? To keep things better organized, choose a specific corner, wall, or general area for your outdoor gear, and don’t let overflow bleed into the rest of the garage.
Custom Cabinets from Floor to Ceiling
While garages are often built to a fairly common, universal size, there can be variations in wall lengths and ceiling heights. Standard cabinetry simply doesn’t fit in most garages. Instead, you can have cabinetry built to the exact dimensions of your garage, creating the most storage space and leaving no square foot unused.
Have Specific Cabinets for Specific Activities
One of the advantages of custom cabinets is that an expert designer can take into account all of your activities and gear to create cabinetry and storage options that are specific to your needs. Cabinets perfectly fit for skis, tennis rackets, kayak paddles, or golf clubs can make your garage a more organized space.
Hang Bikes from Ceiling Hooks
To make your garage less cluttered, look towards the ceiling. If your garage has enough overhead space, hang bikes (safely!) from the ceiling. Of course, always be careful lifting bikes, and get help taking them to and from the hooks, especially if your bikes are particularly heavy.
Get Customized Garage Storage to Enhance Your Space
When you come home, your garage is often the first place you see. Set a standard of peaceful organization in your home with custom garage storage from Affordable Closets.
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