Warm temperatures, fresh air and green grass means spring has arrived in many parts of the country. Along with a new beginning comes the urge to clean and polish the garage, which has once again become a winter depository for broken, dirty and unnecessary items. Unfortunately, this winter debris is now commingled with all other items stored in the garage, producing a chaotic and cluttered environment you now desperately wish would just disappear.
Fortunately, nifty and affordable solutions to garage storage problems are available for homeowners owning garages that urgently need a makeover. Companies specializing in garage shelving, wall units, cabinets, work benches and overhead storage systems can provide help by offering advice as well as items specifically made to take the stress out of cleaning and organizing your garage.
Cabinet installation is fundamental to jump-starting this endeavor. Garage cabinets come in a variety of sizes to accommodate any kind or size of tool, equipment or item needing to be safely placed off the garage floor. Floor cabinets containing adjustable shelving, wall cabinets (with or without doors) and heavy-duty cabinets offering safety locks are just a few options to start clearing the clutter and converting your garage into a spacious and safe place in which to work, play or relax on a nice summer day.
Another type of garage storage solution is the versatile and efficient workbench. Workbenches can be stationary or mobile, capable of supporting up to several thousand pounds and adjustable to standing or sitting heights. Constructed of heavy gauge steel, workbenches provide drawers to hold small tools, nails and screws as well as lower shelving for storing larger, bulkier items. In addition, quality workbenches are powder-coated with strong finishes capable of resisting damage caused by pounding and sawing. End and back stops prevent things from falling to the floor, and some workbenches have pegboards attached for hanging and organizing tools, step-stools and ladders.
When you have put away everything possible in your garage but are still wondering what to do with bicycles, big wheels, golf clubs, ski equipment or Christmas decorations, you might consider investing in overhead storage systems. Garage ceilings as well as home ceilings provide yards of unused space in which to store things infrequently used. Overhead storage can be lightweight or heavy-duty, strong enough to support ATVs or snowmobiles. Easily raised and lowered by a pulley or electronic system, even elderly people have no problem accessing items contained in ceiling storage units.
Is your family slowly being squeezed out of your home due to a massive amount of toys accumulating in bedrooms, living rooms and even the kitchen? Consider converting an area of the garage into a kid's playroom by purchasing small cabinets, large plastic containers and rubber floor tiling. Move all that stuff into these containers and shelves and show kids how to put away their toys so they won't damage or lose them anymore. This is a great way to reclaim your home living space, improve your garage appearance and teach kids organizational skills at the same time.