If there is one area in the home that doesn’t get a lot of attention, its the garage. Where do you store your bikes? Put them in the garage. What about Christmas decorations? The garage is a great place to store them but it can quickly become a dumping ground either because you haven’t anywhere else to store the items or you think you might make use of them later on.
This is especially true in today’s society where we are all fond of accumulating clutter. In addition, a change in your lifestyle such as a growing family, can quickly mean you have more items than space to store them. This needn’t be a problem however, as long as you have sufficient storage solutions available.
But how do you sort it all out?
One practical thing you (and the rest of your household members) can do is to go through all your stuff and sort items into different categories. These categories can be the things you really use, the things you do not really use but think can be of use in the future, and the things you wish to dispose of. Needless to say, the things you actually use should stay. For the second category, set a limit for how long they get to stay in your garage and if you don’t use them within that timeframe, its probably time to get rid of them. As for the third category, try Freecycle or a charity shop so they can be re-used.
But what if, after you have sorted out your stuff, you still cannot find enough storage space for them?
This is where making great use of your wall and ceiling space in the garage comes in. If you have a garage then chances are you are not fully benefiting from this space and should take a look at what storage accessories are on the market. A great way to give yourself space to see what is in your garage is to keep everything off the floor. This includes adding cabinets, shelves, and racks to your walls and ceiling so everything is tidied away, yet easily accessible. For the things you frequently use, you can store them in open shelves. Seasonal items, on the other hand, can go into the ceiling storage. Take a look at the Garageflex range of Wall and Ceiling storage solutions by clicking on the images below.
Storage Solutions can help you use your space differently
Once you have created more floor space, you can even start to use the space differently. Got your eye on a home gym, office or even just want to get your car in? Then think about decluttering, sorting out and getting useful storage accessories in. Your garage will become well-organised, and the best thing about it is that you have easy access to the things you need.