As the rainy season slowly comes to an end, and spring is upon us, it becomes time to start thinking about spring cleaning. A time for fresh starts, new beginnings. “Out with the old and in with the new” as they say. So why not make the most of your garage space and organize yourself?
Here are a few handy tips for making the most of your carpark space, or converting your garage into an extra-large organized closet. Regardless of your budget, or clutter, there’s something here for every need. Guaranteed.
Tools Of The Trade
If your garage is home to mostly tools, gadgets and other fix-it-instruments, then this is the solution for you. What you aren’t missing in your garage is wall space, so hang these items on a cork board or pegboard. While you’re at it, include a magnetic strip so that any items such as screwdrivers, pliers, scissors, paint brushes, etc. can neatly hang in place and are just as easily removed and replaced.
If space is at a premium in your garage, then there’s one solution. Look up. So much real estate is wasted in the space above the cars and can be put to great use for storing items that are seldom used, or only taken out seasonally, like winter clothes and boots, holiday decorations, athletic gear, memorabilia and more.
You can hang shelves overhead to hold large plastic bins (that you’ve labelled for easy recall), or alternatively you can create a sliding storage system with simple standard easy-to-find items.
Keep It Simple
Sometimes, just sometimes, it’s best to just keep things simple. Hanging some simple shelving on a side or back wall, where you can put your extra everyday items is the best solution, and perhaps the only solution. Extra propane tanks, large bulky laundry detergents, dirty shoes and old toys. You can also organize the space so that you can hang your bicycles neatly so as to avoid any damage to your car, and the bikes themselves.
Dream Big, Spend Big
If space, and money, isn’t the most important part in planning your garage reorganization project, then might you consider custom cabinets for the uber-organized look? Much like the custom cabinets you would order for your kitchen or bedroom closets, a garage can be organized to fit any space and need. It’s the perfect solution. Whether it’s brooms and shovels, tools and gadgets, coats and boots, or skis and bikes, bespoke cabinetry will solve all your needs.
Cubbies for Kids
If you don’t have a mudroom and you need to organize a little space for the kids (little and big), here’s a tip specially for you. Create a small cubby space in the garage near the house door. This will allow the kids to have their own individual space to hang their coats and bags, keep their mitts and toques organized and most importantly, keep the dirt out of the inside of the house.