The Life Changing Magic of Organizing Your Garage

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Organizing Your Garage Can Be Magical

Feel Better and more in control of your space

These days, your garage is more than just a place to park your car. A garage can also be a home gym, a crafting station, a DIY workshop, a game room, a playroom, and of course, storage shed.  Garages often house tools, garden equipment, sports gear, holiday decorations, paint cans, pool supplies, camping gear, pet supplies, bicycles, tricycles, kayaks, and Power Wheels, in addition to your car – if there’s room for it. Instead of being a functional, multi-purpose extension of your home, the garage often ends up a disorganized mess. And we all know that disorganization creates stress. That is not how you want to feel every time you pull into your garage.

Decide How You Want to Use Your Garage

Before you can start organizing your garage, you have to decide how you want to use your garage. Parking your car? That’s a no-brainer. Think about what other functions you want your garage to serve. Do you need storage space? A work area? A place for your kids to play? Once you’ve determined how you want to use your garage, you can then decide how you want the space to be divided up.

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Make Use of Vertical Space

When organizing your garage, your storage options are not limited to just the floor area. When you make good use of your garage’s vertical space, you can double or even triple your storage space. Your garage walls are a great place to hang:

  • Rakes, hoes, and shovels
  • Ladders
  • Installing a slatted wall panel is an easy garage organization trick that will help you maximize the vertical space in your garage. Slatted wall panels give you the flexibility of mounting racks, hooks, and baskets that can be easily repositioned whenever you need to reorganize your space.

A Place for Everythingorganizing your garage

Organize your garage into designated sections for each purpose you want it to serve. If you do a lot of DIY work in your garage, install a workbench and store all your tools in overhead cabinets. An avid gardener? Set up a potting table with your gardening tools hung nearby. If your garage is the primary way you enter your home, create a mudroom area near your front door to hang coats, collect shoes, and keep often-used items like umbrellas easily accessible.

Store Items Overhead

When organizing a garage, most people overlook one of the most useful storage areas – the ceiling. Overhead garage storage systems provide quick and easy access to those large objects that are only used occasionally or seasonally. For example:

  • Artificial Christmas tress
  • Outdoor holiday decorations
  • Kayaks and canoes
  • Camping gear
  • You can even install a retractable system that will mechanically lower your stored items from the garage ceiling when needed.

Opt for a Clean, Uniform Look

Get rid of those random cardboard boxes and ugly plastic storage tubs. Even if you have everything perfectly organized inside them, these mismatched containers will still make your garage look disorganized. Opt for storage solutions with a clean, uniform look. The visual appeal of matching cabinets and neat, tidy walls is an instant stress reducer.

Your Garage is an Extension of Your Home

If you’re ready to tackle that garage organization project but don’t have time to DIY, contact Garage Designs for a free in-home estimate. We’ll evaluate your space, discuss your needs, and create a beautiful, organized garage that you’ll love coming home to.  Organizing your garage will give you peace of mind, and create a space that you won’t mind being in!

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