Is your garage cluttered and disorganized? Maybe your car won’t even fit in your carport because of all the boxes, tools and unclassified “stuff” that magically appears where your vehicle is supposed to fit. You are not alone. keeping a clean garage is a constant struggle but it doesn’t have to be difficult or take a lot of time. Consider these tips for organizing that unruly garage.
Hang up Tools
Loose tools can take up a lot of space on the floor. They can also be a hazard if you step on them. Use hangers on the wall to get them off the floor and easy to reach when you need them. You can use a fixed tool rack at Home Depot that holds multiple garden implements like rakes, shovels, and brooms or a pegboard if you like to puzzle-piece your all your wrenches, tape measures and saws on the wall.
Place Boxes on Shelves
Metal or wooden shelves are the best way to get boxes of decorations and bins of clothes off the floor and stacked safely. If you have a larger garage and are storing items like pallets of wood stove pellets, you might need a Warehouse Pallet Racking system. Simply Rack has a durable rack that is easy to access.
Utilize Your Ceiling Space
Hang items like bikes, ladders, and tires from the ceiling of your garage to use that empty space up high. You can screw in hooks or bolt on a hanging rack for longer-term storage of those seasonal items. Just be careful not to put too much of a weight load on your ceiling joists as this can cause your ceiling to sag.
For potentially hazardous materials such as paints and solvents, the best bet for storing them safely is a cabinet with a locking door.
By using these different ways to organize, your garage will have a place for everything, and your job of keeping it clean will be much easier.