Your choices for garage organization.
Garages provide a great place for storing all kinds of things. You may want to hang up an e-bike, carve out a space for bulky lawn and gardening power tools or find a spot for the holiday decorations. Whatever your needs, it’s important that you find a solution that both keeps things out of your way and makes them accessible when you need them. Since garage storage needs vary so widely, garage organization options are numerous as well. You might install some adjustable shelving, mount storage racks and hooks, add a tool chest or build garage cabinets.
To help yourself make the right choice, measure the space you have available for storage—making sure you leave room to come and go and park your car if you plan to do so—and then consider the shapes and sizes of the items you want to store. Start with making a plan for the bulkiest items, like kayaks or kids’ ride-on toys. Then consider how to accommodate smaller things on garage shelving.
Getting the most out of your garage storage ideas.
The most important part of deciding how to organize your garage is keeping items easily accessible. Prioritize the accessibility of things you will use frequently and be mindful of where you place items that are difficult to move. It’s also very useful to label containers and create a system that helps you remember where things are. If you are stacking boxes on your garage storage shelves, invest in stackable plastic containers, as they will hold up better than cardboard and provide more protection against insects.
Consider installing a smart garage door opener so that you can allow friends of family members to access items when you are away from home. Choose a home security system to bring yourself peace of mind by monitoring activity outside or inside the garage with security cameras. And when choosing what to keep in the garage, always consider what kind of temperature control you have over the space. Some garages may get too hot or cold for storing certain equipment or materials.