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Here are the tips to make your garage organized and clean enough to use it for other purposes apart from car parking only.
Have you ever thought the role of your garage can go beyond parking your car? It can be a warehouse, a toyshop or your workplace, saving you from creating extra space in your home for that purpose. To make that possible, you need to make your garage a clean and organized space, which is neither difficult nor expensive. Besides, you will turn it into a place, where your tools and belongings are relatively easily to find.
Whether you own a large garage or small one, there are many ideas you can execute to make the most of your garage. Here we’ve come with the ideas to make your garage the most functional space of your home.
Use Garage Shelving for Storage
Garage can be your storeroom, but that doesn’t mean you put all the stuff at once. You need to keep the things managed inside, and for that consider garage shelves for easy storage solutions. Installing wooden storage cabinets is a great idea to make the most of the garage.
In this way, you make your garage functional and beautiful as well. These shelves are really useful for keeping books, tires, paint, hardware and electricity accessories and other necessary things which otherwise occupy more space at your home.
From fishing rods to garden tools, you can use the unexpected spaces like walls or ceiling to create more space inside your garage. As an added bonus, it will look artistic. For example, you can hang up your bicycle by using special hook or rack on the wall. In this way, hanging things just utilize the little to no floor space.
Look For Ceiling Storage System:
Apart from wall hanging, ceiling is the good place to store rarely used items and seasonal belongings. You can think of a sliding storage system for the ceiling that is made of plastic bins attached to the tracking system. The modern ceiling storage system allows you to store up to 250 pounds and comes with sturdy crank or cable to lift and lower your items. The popular variants of this type of storage system are metal and wood, grid system, and steel box frame.
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With overhead ceiling storage system, you get added floor and storage space while protect your belonging from the water damage.
Build Multi Use Rolling Workbench:
Multi use rolling workbench is very useful if you use the garage for both car parking and as a workplace. It rolls up against the wall when you need more space to park the vehicle and can be your workshop otherwise. While building it, make sure the plywood is sturdy enough to hold your stuff and tools, and use the strong folding material.
Install a Pegboard Wall:
Pegboard wall is the brilliant idea to keep your small tools and accessories managed on an easily visible space. It is essential for your workspace to keep clean, safe and planned by preventing the small tools go missing when you need them most. You can think about multiple pegboard walls if one wall is not enough for your tools. For example, multiple pegboards are attached to the wall in a way so that you can flip through just like books pages.
You can make a pegboard by cutting the wooden board and then make the multiple holes on it.
Find Suitable Wall Studs:
Like racks and shelves, wall stud is the convenient way to store your toys, sports equipment, tools, cups and many more. It is the vertical frame including small cross sections in vertical and horizontal style. Needless to say that wall studs are essential to keep your garage organized and managed. Make sure to install the one according to the space of your garage.
Invest in Vertical Bike Storage and Wall Mounted Shoe Rack:
As you read before that hanging bike on the wall gives your interior an artistic look. Besides, if you want to go further in that option, vertical bike rack can be the good choice for you. You can easily put off the bike from that racks easily. Apart from bike racks, you can go for the bike poll coming with a handlebar stabilizer to prevent the front wheel from turning and becoming disturbing your space.
Similarly, a wall mounted shoe rack is one of the clever ways to store your shoes while creating the more space inside your garage.This shoe rack comes handy when you don’t want to enter your home with the muddy shoes. You may like to go for the long variant to hang your raincoat also.
Use Wall Tool Holders:
If you find pegboard ugly, you can consider wall tool holders which are nice option. You can have some separate wall holders to sort out your tools and other accessories. After work, you can put back the things to these holders. There are variety of wall tool holders having slots for screwdriver, pliers, and chisel. You can mount them in the front of your work bench for an easy access.
Bring in Broom and Mop Holder:
Broom and mop holder makes the great choice if you have brooms, mops, or garden supply tools like spades or digging bars. You can make these kinds of holders easily at home. Just cut out the PVC pipes and then put up against your wall at an adjustable height. As easy as pie!!!
Build a Mini Garden Station:
If you have large garden tools and machinery, you would like to go for some dedicated space rather than the mop holders at garage. Like the picture in this point, you can create a garden station by using few racks and wall holders to organize your all garden tools and chemicals. In this way, you don’t need to store heavy equipment inside your home or leave outside where they may be stolen or get corroded with the rain and sunlight. Make sure your garden closet has organized hooks or some racks to easily pick the small accessories.
So, these are the ideas help you turn your little garage space for the workplace and store house other than parking just the car. Before starting with these ideas, declutter the garage and give a few paint touch ups for creating a good atmosphere.
Author Bio: Oren Linder is the author and founder of ASAP Garage Door Services Inc that provides garage door repair services in queens and other areas of NY. Oren loves to write about home improvement and his expertise is in garage door.