When you moved into a new home, you probably had big ideas for how you would use the garage. A year later, the garage is simply used as a repository for household clutter.
Instead of a handy, happy, helpful space, it’s a disorganized, disheveled, dreary mess. It’s certainly not the cheerful sanctuary, a place where you can peacefully focus on your hobbies or chores, that you thought it would be.
But with a little organization, you can reclaim your garage space. These five simple tips will help you have a more organized garage that improves your home, and (just a little!) your peace of mind.
There is a lot of space above your head that is often left unused in a garage. If you have enough overhead space (your garage ceiling is high enough), you can install hooks for hanging a variety of items, including bikes, yard equipment, and extension cords. Just be sure that the hooks are screwed securely into studs, not just the drywall. (And be extremely careful when hanging items!)
Pegboard for Tools
Keeping tools organized in the garage is a constant challenge, but having a pegboard gives you a surface that is dedicated to hanging hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, and other items essential for home upkeep.
Add Drawers Wherever They Fit
When you think of garage organization, you probably think of a toolbox and some nails for hanging equipment. But by adding drawers, you create a tucked-away, organized space for all the loose items that eventually become mountains of debris in a garage. Drawers are convenient and give the garage a clean, sleek appeal that can be designed to your specific needs.
Speaking of specific needs…
Custom Shelving and Cabinets to the Ceiling
Few garages are exactly the same, and many people have different uses for their garage space. For these reasons, custom shelving and cabinetry is often the best choice. By having custom shelving in your garage, you can have storage that fits your space and your exact needs. For example, you can install shelving that is perfect for storing sports equipment, woodworking tools, or fishing poles, depending on your passion.
When in Doubt, Hire a Professional
Perhaps the best garage-storage tip is also the most simple: when in doubt, hire a professional. A professional organizer and custom-storage designer can help you get the most from your space. You may be overwhelmed when trying to stay organized, but a professional can design a garage that meets your exact needs.
Let Us Make Your Garage the Pride of Your Home!
At Affordable Closets, we understand the importance of a well-organized garage. With a clean, tidy garage space, your entire home seems less cluttered and more enjoyable.
Give us a call today and let us design and install a garage-organization system that not only fits your specific space but also matches your specific needs!
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