Garages are commonly used for parking vehicles and stashing away objects that are not frequently used. That’s why you never want a garage to be too humid. More often than we care to admit, we find our garages cluttered enough that sometimes, it becomes a near Struggle to Squeeze Everything Inside enough to at least close the garage door.
Well, if you are in such a situation, you have reached the right place as here.
Divide and conquer
Its common knowledge that everything remains together and in reach when kept in their respective place. To make your garage more manageable, first, classify your garage and designate areas for each and everything you are likely to store in there. For instance, have an area for your vehicles, another one to store seasonal hockey gear, a quiet corner designated for a yoga workout, etc.
The trick, however, is sticking to what you decide. Try not to add irrelevant things in the areas designated to avoid overcrowding, as later, you will have trouble getting your hands on them.
You can never have enough space to store your valuables; however, you can add to the space you already have by adding shelves and cabinets, which can facilitate the storage of items in a neat and organized manner. Furthermore, you can also store off-seasonal items that only get used once a year or so by packing them in cardboard boxes and labeling them neatly so that you know where everything is when you need it.
Hang it up
There are only so many cabinets you can add to your garage. However, the ceilings and walls don’t have to go to waste as they can still be used as a storage space without adding more cabinets or shelves.
Instead, you can Install specialty hangers or hooks on a clear section of the walls as well as the ceiling to hang smaller and comparatively lighter items like your gardening equipment, hoses, extension cords, bicycles, ladders, etc. This approach helps free up space on the floor that would be otherwise occupied, thus leaving you more space to move freely inside your garage.
Move it out
You can free up space in the garage by sorting through everything every once in a while and getting rid of everything you think won’t be of use but was stored anyway for future consideration. Furthermore, you can build a pleasant little gardening shed out near the side of your house, most preferably near your garden, to store relevant equipment. This can free up considerable space in your garage.
Building smaller cabinets outside to store items is a great way of managing your garage, especially if you are running out of storage space.
Time to expand
Suppose you are having serious trouble managing storage in your garage, and even after following the above steps, you still find yourself short of storage space. In that case, it’s time to consider expanding your garage. Enlarging your garage may sound like a messy feat, but it is simpler.
You can remove a wall or a portion of it to connect the expansion to your garage, which will definitely provide you with more room for storage in your garage. Depending on your expansion and requirement, you can also have enough room to set up a nice workshop for yourself in the garage.
Review the garage door
Since you are already improving your garage, why not do the same for your garage door? A well-designed garage door will protect your belongings from the ins and outs of the cold weather.
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