One of the areas of the home that is frequently used but not often used to its full potential is the garage. If you go out and take a look at your garage, what do you see? If you’re like most people, you see boxes and other items strewn across the floor, things leaning against the wall and a wide variety of other items that may be here or there. The one thing that is typically not seen in the garage is a car. If you find yourself in this situation, how can you choose a garage storage system that is going to be right for you?
One of the first things to consider is that there are many different systems available. Some of them are going to make good use of different areas of the garage, such as the area along the walls, the ceiling or perhaps even better use of the floor. In any case, it’s a good idea for you to take an inventory of the various items that are in the garage. Think about how they could be stored properly so that you would gain the most use of the available space. With those things in mind, it’s time for you to do some research.
A simple search on the Internet will provide you with a wide variety of options for storing items in the garage. It may be anything from hooks that allow you to hang bicycles from the ceiling to cabinets that will store things out of the way. You may also find a garage storage system that makes use of a pegboard. The garage pegboard is often something that is thought to only be useful for hanging tools. The fact of the matter is, it can hang much more than tools and will help to keep smaller items organized and off of the floor.
Once you start to organize your garage you may be surprised of the additional storage spaces you find. If you’re using a storage system, such as cupboards along the wall, consider the fact that you can also store items on top of those cupboards. A good rule to follow is to store lighter items higher up. This may be anything from pieces of wood to paint cans to empty boxes. Keep in mind, if those items should happen to fall off of the top of the cabinet when you are standing under it, it could cause some serious injuries.
It may take a little bit of forethought but if you organize your garage properly, you will find you have much more storage space. You may also find that you are able to pull your car into the garage and keep it out of inclement weather. In any case, the organized area that is now your garage will be something that will benefit you and your family.