A wide range of excellent garage storage ideas will help you make the best use of your space and arrange everything you need to store. You will be capable of using the garage as a place to park your vehicles instead of as a dumping ground for extra stuff! At Garage Tailors we are known as being the trusted garage renovation company that will help you get your space in order. We have been the garage go to organizational professionals in the GTA for over 20 years.
Storage spaces could be the trickiest of all areas you have ever organized.
- It is simple for storage spaces such as basements and garages to be a dumping ground for all the things we do not know what else to do with.
- Garages are supposed to fit loads of things, and much of it is miscellaneous and oddly shaped.
- With how people often treat their garage, they are not pretty. It is not like we hang out in them and soak in the space.
But even so, we have learned that when our storage spaces such as the garage are practical and systematized, the rest of our house runs a lot more smoothly as well. So, for that reason, the time and effort it takes to get them in order is well worth it.
The following are some of the tips to help you take full advantage of your space in the garage:
Choose wall shelves and wall organization systems to take full advantage of vertical space
One huge advantage that many garages have is that they offer a significant amount of vertical space!
If you also have the same and many things to store, you would like to use as much of the space as possible by picking to use a wall-mounted shelving system or also a slatwall system. This will allow you to take the shelving as high as you would like to, instead of shelves that sit on the floor and only go so high.
Use a track system for awkwardly shaped stuff.
Just a few things do not sit nicely on shelves. You have to stumble on a different solution for those strangely shaped pieces. We can install a slatwall organization system which is available in many different colors. Tons of different hooks and attachments can hold and store just about everything effortlessly.
Get bulky stuff off the floor with hooks.
When it comes to organizing the garage, many people would like to get as much off the floor as possible. You can utilize some of the many available hooks directly to the slatwall system to get some of your stuff, such as hockey equipment, up off the floor. It just keeps things so much tidier!
Use metal shelving units if hanging shelves is not an option
If you have concrete block walls that are not conducive to wall-mounted shelves or are renting and would like something you can take when you leave, you will love some super sturdy metal shelves. They will not even get warped over time.
Even though the metal shelves are a bit of an investment up front, you will love that you never have to worry about them giving out or falling. And they can hold a ton of weight so that you can put just about anything on them without any worries.
Include a small workstation to utilize for hobby projects
When planning or organizing a garage, you can ask your garage reno company for a spot that they might recommend a space for a workbench where you can sit and take notes or work out ideas at the time of doing projects in the space. You can integrate a small desk area and rolling stool into the design and use them repeatedly.
Opaque bins help hide unsightly stuff.
Opaque bins or clear bins?
age a decent amount. Every time you enter or exit the house, you have to walk through the garage. While ding yard work or playing outside, the garage door will often be up, and neighbours can easily see in.
And if quite a lot of people are going to look at your stuff daily, you would like it to look tidy. Opaque bins are lovely for hiding all of your necessary-but-not-pretty stuff and making them look systematized and well-structured. These bins can also be hung using a 4” Double Hook on the slatwall system.
Organize different stuff into zones
At the same time, as it may be tempting to throw everything into bins and stick them wherever they will fit, the garage will be much more functional if things are arranged into specific zones with like items. You can create different zones to be sure everything will fit neatly. Count on a trusted garage organizational company to come up with the best solution for your garage.
Place everyday stuff lower and seasonal stuff higher.
In an ideal world, we would have everything within arm’s reach, but we usually store so much in the garage that it is just not possible. Due to this, try to be strategic when planning where everything will go. Keep the stuff you often use – and mainly stuff that your children often use – on lower shelves that are easy to reach without a ladder or stool.
Stuff that you use more seasonally – such as fishing gear or sleds – go up higher because you do not need to access them as frequently.
At Garage Tailors we specialize in finding the best storage system and solution for your garage. We can build you an overhead storage unit that is customized to fit your specific space and needs
Store lawn care stuff near the garage door
Sooner or later, you will know how much simpler it is to do yard work because your lawn care stuff is neatly arranged. You will often come in and out to get the lawn tools you need. So, all gear must be right next to the garage door for easy access.
With a bit of creativeness and resourcefulness, even the smallest garage can store your belongings in conjunction with a place to park your vehicle and workspace. To know how it can be done with custom-fit storage solutions by Garage Tailors, feel free to give us a call at 416.617.7551!