Using Your Garage Space to its Full Potential
If you’re using your garage as your impromptu landfill, then it’s sure to get out of hand quickly. In fact, you might be so overloaded with junk that your garage can no longer keep your car inside. If any of that sounds familiar, then you might feel disheartened. But don’t worry, we’re about to help you maximize the potential of your garage space. This will free up your life and your garage!
Label the Free Space
Apart from storing your car, garages have the advantage of being used for all kinds of different reasons. Before we start making some headroom, you have to decide what that space is going to be. Only then can you start implementing some changes to it.
What you decide to do with your garage depends entirely on your needs. A garage that’s being used for a workshop looks very different from a garage that’s being used for a small hangout spot. If you try to tackle organizing it first without a plan in mind, you might end up fumbling yourself.
Dispose of Non-Essentials
There’s only so much space in your garage that you can dedicate to things you want to keep. Why waste that precious space on things you don’t even want to keep? That’s what you want to do as your first step, start disposing of non-essentials and junk.
Even if it doesn’t seem like it at first glance, there’s always some junk or unnecessary items lying around. All you have to do is look hard enough. You can always find something hidden behind shelves or kept in boxes.
Now that you have items to arrange and set around your garage, it’s time to split the workload up. You want to create a space for each part of the garage that you’re trying to organize. That will not only help you work better, but it also creates a dedicated space for each type of object.
You want to section your things into designated zones and start organizing. A good side effect of this is that you’ll never forget where you kept something again.
Reclaim Some Space
When most people think about organizing space in the garage, they only focus on what can kept on the floor. But they tend to gloss over how the rest of the space can be utilized.
If you can get some overhead storage racks and shelves, you can really reclaim some of that unused space for yourself. This can be used to keep things that aren’t urgently needed. Things like sports equipment, decorations, etc.
Speaking of unused space, your walls tend to have a lot of potential for keeping more things stored. You can start with peg boards and hooks for your tools. You can also have some shelves and cupboards installed to keep materials, and other items tucked away.
You also have the option of creating workbenches and storage solutions that can be concealed or folded away. This adds a nice touch to an otherwise dull portion of the garage.
Get Some Cabinets
When you think, the first thing to jump into your mind is likely going to be some good ‘old cabinets. They can be versatile but simple for storage solutions. It makes for a great option to store items that are too big to fit on shelves or overhead storage. They have the added side effect of looking like they’re a part of your furniture.
Transform Free Space
Not everything has to be about storage. If you don’t have anything you want to store, then you don’t have to. There are other great uses for free garage space, like turning into a good recreation room. Just add a TV, a mini-fridge, and some chairs or sofas. This will give you a good place for you and your family to enjoy.
Consider External Storage
If you still can’t fit everything inside of your garage, you might have to consider some other options. You can always use a small outdoor locker or garden shed to move items outside. This tackles space and aesthetic concerns well.
You can make these changes on your own or call in a pro. The point is, you’ll have a clean useable storage space at the end of the day.