For many years, the garage was a hopeless place. However, in today’s market, there are many different types of tools available to the savvy homeowner – all of which help to organize the garage and make it a safe and useful space in the home.
If you are considering planning a new organization system for your home garage, get familiar with the following tools to find success.
It may sound simple, but storage bins are one of the most practical organization tools available for the garage. As we all know, the garage easily contains hundreds of small little things that we’re hoping will all stay in one place. Before we know it, baseballs and Christmas ornaments are all mixed into one bucket and we have no idea where anything is. Clear storage bins that are clearly labeled can help you keep everything separate and it can help you to easily locate items when you need them. If you’re planning any type of garage overhaul, the storage bin is a no-brainer.
For the even smaller pieces that are kept in the garage – nuts, bolts, screws, nails, etc. – a tool cart is a handy little piece of organization to keep around. Tool carts are typically portable, allowing you to bring all of your tools to whatever area of the garage you’re working in, which makes it much easier to find what you need when you need it.
Where tool carts help you with the small stuff, overhead storage can be a huge help with the larger items we all find in the garage. The garage by nature contains a lot of elements that we don’t use year round. Rakes and shovels both take up a lot of room, but we only need each for about three months out of the year. Overhead storage gives you a place to store large items out of the way of foot or automobile traffic. It also helps you to easily access such items once you do need them, because you know where everything is and can easily grab a ladder and reach what you need.
One of the best ways to organize a space is to get everything off of the floor. Not only will you have more space for walking and working, without the clutter, you’ll feel more organized. Plus, getting things off the floor and moving them to eye level helps you to navigate the garage and do whatever it is that you came to do in the garage.
Gone are the days when you have to sift through several piles of belongings on the floor to find the one garden shovel you needed. With storage bins at eye level on shelves and larger items tucked above until you need them, the garage will be an organized space that you can move throughout easily. Once you invest in garage storage tools, you won’t believe that you ever lived without them!