Garages are great spaces for storing all those things you
don’t need every day – sports equipment, tools, the lawnmower, bicycles, all
those nails and screws and nuts and bolts that you seem to acquire. The trouble
is most people don’t give much thought to garage organisation. They just stack
things up without considering how they’re going to find anything when they need
it. And when they do need that spade/ski pole/spanner it’s frustrating having
to sort through everything – and they wonder why they bothered storing anything
in the first place.
When it comes to garage organisation the phrase “A place for
everything and everything in its place” is never truer. You’ve probably seen
those efficient people who have all their screws and nails sorted into jars
according to size, or boards marked with outlines of tools so they know
everything is there. Practising good garage organisation makes a lot of sense
and you’ll save yourself time and stress when you can find things quickly.
There are many different systems and gadgets available to
help you with your garage organisation. For example, cabinets come in a range
of sizes and help you store things away neatly. If you set aside a cabinet for
garden tools and another for sports equipment you’ll instantly know where to
look for the strimmer or golf clubs.
At GarageTek we have a unique wall panel system, TekPanel,
which gives you complete flexibility over your garage organisation. Once you
install TekPanels you can add racking, baskets, hooks and shelves wherever you
need them. We even have a range of ball holders so you can put the kids’
footballs and basketballs in a handy place!
So how do you start organising your garage? Our
first tip would be to have a major de-clutter. It’s pointless storing things
that you really aren’t ever going to use. Go through everything in your garage
and throw away, give away or sell anything that you don’t want or need, or
anything broken that you’ve been meaning to fix for years … if you haven’t
done it yet, you never will! As you clear out the clutter, sort everything into
categories – household, garden, sports etc. The categories you choose will
depend on what you use your garage for. Once you have sorted everything out
you’ll be able to work out what you need to keep your garage tidy. For
inspiration have a look at the garage organisation products available from
GarageTek – you’ll probably be surprised by some of the solutions we can offer!