Is 2016 the year that you finally get your garage into gear? Garage organization is so important for your sanity and the function of your home, because it is a major source of storage for you. These four garage organization ideas help you get ready to start the year in style with a tidy garage, hooks and racks, custom garage cabinets and overhead storage.
1. Cut Back on Clutter
The New Year and a cold winter provide you with a lot of opportunities to think about the way you live in your home. This is your chance to get rid of all the things that clutter up your garage. Remember that it does not matter how useful the item could be. If you do not actually use it, it is simply a waste of space for you. Sort out the items you have not used in a year or two. Chances are pretty good you will not ever use them, so it is safe to sell, donate or give them away.
2. Install Hanging Racks
Hanging racks are some of the most underappreciated garage organization ideas around. These are perfect for the tools, sports gear and other things that take up a lot of room on the floor but do not fit into a lot of other spaces. Install hooks and racks on the wall so that you can put away your rakes, brooms, ladders, bicycles, skis, snowboards and more.
3. Put in Cabinets for Improved Storage
There are a lot of garage storage options out there, but custom garage cabinets give your garage that touch of class that is entirely practical. Garage cabinets that are made just for you are designed to fit everything you have. They are also sturdy with solid construction that will last you as long as you need them. Cabinets come in a variety of styles, with options in colors and hardware that will suit your home’s décor.
4. Utilize Overhead Storage
You might not think to put anything in the spaces in your garage you cannot reach, but this area is a major resource that you could be using for additional storage. Your garage ceiling and the upper portion of the walls are the ideal location for items you do not need to access as often. Consider overhead storage for your holiday decorations, summer sports equipment and other bulky items that you would like to keep off the floor.
No matter the size of your garage, you can still make it nicely organized and easy for your family to use. This year, take advantage of the time you have to declutter, put big items on racks and hooks, install garage cabinets and add overhead storage for everything you want to keep in your garage. For more practical garage organization ideas, contact us to schedule a free on-site design consultation.