As winter approaches, the annual ritual of preparing your home for the colder weather is underway. In addition to changing filters and maintaining equipment, winter storage of items used during the spring and summer also need to be addressed. Today we’re sharing some fall storage tips to get your garage ready for winter.
For most homeowners, the garage is typically the main area for winter storage.
Taking a proactive approach to your garage’s winter storage considerations will prepare you for the colder months. In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits when the warmer weather returns.
Is Your Garage Ready for Winter Storage?
These 6 fall storage tips will help you prepare your garage for winter.
- Declutter your garage. Organizing your garage and keeping it that way requires you to declutter the space regularly. As a rule, it should be your very first task when it comes to your fall garage storage preparations.
- Cleanse your garage floor. Your fall storage tasks in the garage should include ensuring that the space is clean and as free of dirt, grime, and dust as possible.
Installing garage flooring that is durable and resilient can help cut down on the amount of cleaning required.
- Make better use of your garage’s wall space. One of the most underutilized areas in garages for storage is its walls. Floor clutter is probably the main thing that’s keeping you from using your garage for parking. Recouping that precious floor space in your garage will be particularly appreciated during the cold weather. You won’t need to de-ice your windows or brush snow off your vehicles, and they will warm up quicker.
Adding a slatwall storage system to your garage walls will make it much easier to maintain an organized garage. The panels offer flexible storage for all of your garden tools.
- Prepare your equipment and tools for winter storage. Taking care when storing your lawn equipment, tools, and patio furniture for the winter will extend their life. And by spring, they’ll be ready to use right away.
- Use your vertical space. The vertical space in garages is rarely used as it could or should be. Fix that and find more fall storage space with the addition of specialty overhead racks to store your seasonal and bulkier items. Many homeowners in colder climates own an extra set of tires for their car. If you have a second set of tires, consider adding a wall-mounted tire rack to your garage.
- Consider adding extra storage solutions with garage cabinetry. This addition helps you make the most of your garage’s storage space and can be especially valuable when it comes to finding extra fall storage space for your belongings.
Isn’t It Time You Called In The Experts?
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