The garage is one of the top five spaces homeowners request help getting organized from professional organizers. Garages can quickly get out of hand when you try to store too many different things in the space, and lack the basic storage items to really organize everything you have in there. Learn the top 3 garage storage systems you need to keep the garage organized and reduce your clutter.
- USE GARAGE CABINETS FOR ALL-PURPOSE STORAGE
As a general rule, only large items that you use regularly (like the lawnmower) should be stored on the floor of the garage. Everything else should be organized off the floor using a storage system – and cabinets are an easy and flexible option. Garage cabinets can accommodate many different products, allowing you to safeguard potentially dangerous items from children and pets, and keep occasionally used items out of sight.
Create groups of like items — think children’s/sports, home and garden, utility, tool, or hobby — and store each group of items in its own cabinet.
- INCORPORATE OVERHEAD STORAGE FOR OCCASIONAL-USE ITEMS
Overhead garage shelving is the perfect place to put items that you only need occasionally, such as seasonal-use items. Overhead storage shelves can run around three sides of your garage and are easily accessed with a step stool.
These shelves are ideal for large, lightweight things like a kayak, portable cooler, or camping gear. Avoid placing heavy items on overhead garage shelves, since they can be difficult to lift down on your own.
Slatwall hangs on the wall and sits flat. Not your grandfather’s pegboard, slatwall’s versatility lies in the accessories that can be added to it – such as hooks, baskets, and even hose and bike racks. By using slatwall in your garage, you can store items such as tools, perhaps over a designated workbench area, to bikes and ladders. This versatile garage accessories is completely multi-functional for many different categories of items typically stored in a garage.
To get the most out of your garage storage areas, we recommend a combination of these systems, and we are here to help. Call CornerStone Closets for a free quote to get you on the road to garage organization!