Many of us are guilty of piling items up in our garages without a system on how we are ever going to extract them. In this article we take a look at storage options to tidy away all our clutter, making it accessible and easy to locate.
Garage shelving is essential if we are to avoid a jumbled mess of items, resulting in every inch of space being utilised. Storage systems are varied, including those for hanging, stacking and hiding things away.
To avoid the hazards associated with tools being left lying around, consider storage racks; there is a wide range available for both big and small items, from rakes and brooms to screwdrivers, hammers and chisels.
Ceiling storage such as hoists offer a perfect solution to free up valuable floor space and store your bikes safely and securely.
Making your space appealing and welcoming may be at the top of your agenda if you spend a lot of time in there; take a look at www.garage-shelving.co.uk/ for ideas.
Pegboard walls are perfect for storing smaller items such as paintbrushes and rollers. Extremely versatile, they create a sense of order where everything is easy to locate.
Multi drawers can be used as homes for all those little bits and pieces we store in our garages such as bolts, screws and nails.
If you spend a lot of time in your garage, think about organising it in a similar fashion to your kitchen, including cupboards, worktops and a sink.
Store clothes and other unused items in clear storage bins. These can be neatly piled up and labelled for access when required. They will also protect the stored items from mould and pests such as rats and mice.
Solutions for sports gear
Sports gear can be hefty and cumbersome and not best stored being piled up in a cupboard somewhere in your house. There are plenty of storage options out there for items such as skateboards, bags and helmets.
Mesh shelving in ceilings offers an excellent use of space for lighter items. They are also perfect to hold items that can’t be stored on the floor, such as planks of wood, spare piping, skis and boat oars.