As we all know, garages have a tendency to become chaotic dumping grounds and can easily get out of hand! We need to apply the old adage ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’ to make our garage space work for us.
We’ve put together some hints to help you reclaim your garage and make the most of even a small space.
1. What Do You Want to Store?
At the start of your garage reorganisation project, take time out to consider what you actually want to use your space for rather than simply repacking the clutter that has amassed there over the years.
Do you need space for a laundry utility room, a workshop or children’s play area? This is the time to look at the storage in your house as a whole and possibly repurpose some valuable space to suit your needs.
2. Clear Out and Clean Up
This can be time-consuming, but it is worthwhile doing this stage properly in order to get the best results. Go through the contents of your garage in sections, organising into three piles: throw out, sell/ recycle or donate and keep.
Once the area is decluttered, clean thoroughly and tackle any damp patches and damage. Take the extra time to repaint to give your repurposed space a new lease of life.
3. Plan Your Storage
The key to getting the most out of your storage space is to think in terms of volume instead of floor area – that is, how can you make the most of the vertical space available. This is where it may be worth investing in Garage Racking Systems so that you can get the most transformative result.
There are many suppliers who can help you get the right specification of racking or storage units, such as garage shelving equipment, and it is worth talking through your requirements.
Remember that if you are planning to park your car in the garage, it is prudent to buy a carbon monoxide alarm.
Take time to consider how you will access all the stored items, and ensure that you plan in adequate work space. It is wise to consider your future requirements at this time, and it is always better to have too much storage than too little.