Garages can easily become filled with clutter and unnecessary items. But the more well-organized your garage is, the more useful and usable it will be. By organizing your garage with these tips, you'll be able to fully take advantage of your garage space.
1. Always Use Clear Storage Bins
Clear storage bins make it far easier for you to find the things that you need without the extra work. At a glance, you'll be able to look into each drawer. Of course, that also means that you need to keep your drawers organized, too.
2. Use Wall Racks and Cabinets
Wall racks and cabinets keep things lifted off of the floor, both improving on organization and letting you take advantage of the vertical space in your garage. The higher up your shelves, cabinets, and racks go, the more usable space you have.
3. Separate Out Unused Items
Ideally, your garage should be for items that you don't use often but that you still use occasionally. Items that you simply need to store for an indefinite amount of time — such as sentimental items and memorabilia — should go in the attic or a self storage unit.
4. Keep Tools in the Original Boxes
The original packaging is often optimized for space saving. When you have tools that you don't use often, keeping them in the original boxes is usually the best bet. It'll also make your tools easier to trade in or resell if you want an upgrade.
5. Avoid Cardboard Boxes
Beyond product boxes, cardboard boxes should always be avoided in your garage. Not only can they not be stacked safely (cardboard boxes easily cave), but they also tend to become home to pests. Cardboard boxes can be a significant fire hazard and should be removed and recycled as soon as possible.
6. Label Everything
Finally, a label maker can be a fantastic investment — especially if you have small items such as screws, nails, and bolts. Small items can be placed in clear containers such as food storage containers and then labeled for easy use.
Keeping an organized garage isn't just a faster, more effective way of finding things — it's also a better way of ensuring that your most prized possessions stay safe. The better your organization, the better you'll be able to keep and maintain your items for a long time to come. In addition to the above, try to make it a habit to put things away after you've used them. The best way to be organized is to stay organized. For more information, contact local professionals like The Garage Project.