If clutter has taken over your garage, it’s time to reclaim it. Here are our garage storage solutions to help you get your space more organized!
Why You Should Keep Your Garage Organized
Keeping your garage organized is important for many reasons. One of the most important reasons, though, is it will make your life easier to know where things are. Putting in the effort to organize and keep things organized will save you unnecessary time searching for items when needed. A messy garage can hide little things in plain sight. When the space is cleaned up, things are just in plain sight.
Not to mention, all your expensive items will stay safer in a tidier garage. Your car’s paint won’t get chipped from a bicycle falling against it, the bicycles won’t be at risk of being accidentally run over, and your tools won’t land in a heap in the corner.
Storage Solutions for Your Garage
Ready to reclaim your garage? Here are some storage solutions you should consider to help it get more organized.
Shelves can be a great, inexpensive way to store all your items. Whether you have a big or small garage, they are suitable for either and are very versatile. When you install shelving in your garage, you will get a quick view of the items you have and can conveniently access them.
Shelving comes in a variety of designs and materials, so there’s something for every budget and style. If you’re looking for something more stylish, wooden shelves might be for you. However, if you need something sturdy to hold a lot of heavy tools or equipment, wire or metal shelves may be better. They’re sturdy and perfect for organizing a lot of items.
If you want to step it up and have the space, cabinets are a great garage organization tool. Floor cabinets are suggested for larger garages as they require more space for opening the door. But if you have the room, cabinets help you stay organized and store things away so you’re not constantly staring at them. When things are placed on the shelves and a door can be closed to cover them, it makes the area look less cluttered and gives the illusion of more space. You can also safely lock up items you don’t want others to have access to, like expensive tools, paint, and heavy-duty cleaning supplies.
You can also get cabinets no matter your budget. You can find inexpensive cabinets online or even second-hand and use them for storage.
Utilize Wall Space
There are lots of things you can hang on your garage walls to save on space! For tool storage, consider using a peg board. They’re great for keeping your frequently used items in plain sight for easy access.
If you need a workspace inside your garage, consider a table that folds down from the wall instead of a stationary workbench. If you affix legs to the table, it can be just as sturdy but more flexible for your space.
For bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and even large gardening tools, hanging racks and hooks are perfect for keeping those items out of harm’s way.
Don’t Forget Containers
Instead of storing loose items on shelves, the floor, or anywhere they fit, consider using bins and totes. Big bins, tool bags, and big plastic totes will keep everything organized and looking tidy. Sticking to the same shape bin, like square or rectangle, will also make it much easier to store things tightly and not waste space. If you want to take it up a notch to keep things looking neat, choose opaque bins instead of clear ones.
Once you have everything organized (especially if you’re using bins), it’s essential to label everything. This will help make your life easier when you’re looking for sleeping bags or holiday decorations. You can use a label maker, stickers, or even just masking tape and a marker. Once you fill a bin, mark on the top and one of the sides (preferably the side that will be facing out), and you’ll be able to easily find what you need when you need it.
Too Much Stuff? Time for a Storage Unit at All Secure Storage
If you find after organizing your garage you have too much stuff, don’t toss anything out. Instead, store it all at All Secure Storage! We have a wide variety of options available, no matter how much you need to store, we can help. We are the go-to storage provider for the Western Slopes. With a convenient location in Montrose, we’ve got your storage needs covered.