Cleaning and organizing the Garage is indeed a cumbersome task. However, we always notice that some people win this task by keeping their garage organized in the most subtle manner. There are no hidden secrets to maintaining the garage but there are a few key notes that will help in organizing our garage perfectly.
Mount the shelves on the Wall:
Although the idea of installing the wall shelves in the garage looks like an uninvited expense, but it can be a fruitful decision in the long run. There are various small and big items that we keep in garage such as used and unused paint boxes, tool kit, lubricants, car washers etc. These things tend to occupy a lot of space if we let them lie down somewhere on the ground. We will not only keep the things in an organized manner by putting them in the shelves but also creating more space in the garage.
The small items arranged on the shelves can be easily located in the future whenever you may need them.
Installation of ceiling storage system:
The ceiling storage system will help you put the things at bay that you do not need immediately or in the day to day life. The ceiling storage will keep such things in one fixed place and safer from the ground interference. You can store things like spare parts or small machines, tools, windshield washer fluids, engine oil and other lubricants that are not used quite often etc.
Assemble your workbench as wall mounted table:
Depending on the space constraints, take your call if you can manage to have a horizontally foldable table for your essential tools or a wall-mounted foldable table. An assembly of all the needed tools at one place will make your life easy and well organized.
Make a rack for shovels, Brooms etc
Instead of placing the rakes, shovels and brooms in the corner, why not position them comfortably on the rack. Not only will you find it easy to locate them, they will look pretty much cleaner and it will be easy to pull the necessary item as and when required.
Parking needs to be guided:
Just like the entrance of a shopping mall or movie hall, guide your own parking too. If you have ever bumped your car too much inside the garage, you would want to place your own parking bumper in the garage. However one doesn’t need to spend money to organize things efficiently. Simply use a marker like hanging a ball net or a garage marker to indicate the parking limits. This way you will save your vehicle from damage and the other items lying in the garage too.
Start the “flush out” campaign:
While organizing your garage you may realize that there are many items lying in there which have never been needed. It happens with all of us. We often dump the “usable but not essential” items in our garage considering them “to be used later” but often these items just occupy the space and serve no purpose just like an old broom, the torn car cover etc. Now when you have decided to organize your garage space, it is the time to get rid of them. Start sorting the stuff in your garage and let the trash go out of it. Now it is the time to make space for the things that are much more important! Prioritize and flush out what you do not need.
Labeling can be wonderful:
Depending on the kind of cabinets or storage that you are using, you can create your personal labels for the items that you have stored in the garage. For example let the labels read as “tool box”, “garden supplies”, “car spares”, “lubricants and oils”, “sports equipment” etc. These portrayals in the form of labels will add to your memory. Not only will you be able to remember the stuff you have organized in a better way, even if you forget it will not cause a trouble while finding them out. Keeping the things in their zone is what we mean by labeling here.
Using the furniture:
Instead of throwing the unused cabinets and cupboards in your house to the trash collector, it is better to bring them to your garage. Use them as garage organizer and place the items as suggested above.
Try to minimize the use of cartons:
What we often do with cartons is to simply dump out the unused items into them. It again creates a heap that we do not want to sort out later for months. So it is better that we use shelves, racks and cabinets instead of cartons. Our essentials will not even get spoiled or damaged and it will be easy to monitor their upkeep.
These are a few tricks that can help in organizing your garage in the most efficient manner. Try these and work them out to attain a neat and clean garage.