Chances are, if you own a home with garage space, that space is not being utilized to its optimal potential. It is just too easy to let things pile up and sit there for long periods of time. You would think it is impossible to organize a lot of stuff without throwing them out of your garage.
Statistics from the U.S. Department of Energy shed some light on the oddity of garages not being used for vehicle parking. They estimate that 25% of homeowners with 2-car garages can’t park their vehicles inside them because of excess clutter. Furthermore, only 32% of them are able to fit one vehicle inside because of clutter. So, let's not wait any longer and get straight into it.
5. Install a Ceiling Storage System
If you need more storage space in your garage while making it look stylish you can construct ceiling flanges from 2x4s and plywood that will hold any heavy-duty plastic storage bins. Bulkier items can take up valuable space on the floor, consequently making it harder to function in the garage. Utilizing the underused space in your garage’s upper areas will get them out of the way. Most of the time homeowners choose to store items that won't be used daily. For instance, summer is coming up, why not store all of your winter shoes and ski gear in those bins and get rid of your seasonal items out of your sight.
4. Make a Wall-Mounted - Folding Workbench
If you'd like some room to spread out and work daily but your garage doesn't have a lot of room to spare, this wall-mounted, fold-out workbench may suit your needs. You'll need the materials and tools or Pro Handyman LLC, but this pegboard bench will give you room to work and store tools, and folds up nicely when you're done. While the draw of this particular workbench is that it folds up easily, and then folds down onto its legs when you need to work, but hidden inside is plenty of pegboard wall storage for tools, cables, and other things you might need when the bench is deployed, as it were. In addition to giving you a place to work, it also offers some helpful storage to keep your tools out of the way, even when it's all folded up. Now get your projects started on this amazing work desk and organize your tools.
3. Build Garage Cabinets
Building Garage Cabinets is probably the most costly way to maximize your garage space. But it provides a lot of value and keeps your garage clean and organized. It may be challenging to build the whole cabinets by yourself. So, give us a call at 443-952-1397 to schedule your free estimate today.
2. Install pegboards and hooks
Always use up your wall space to maximize space not just your ground or ceiling. Storage spaces that use up the floor will always make your garage feel full and messy. Keep rakes and other tools in place with a pegboard. You can go large depending on your needs. It is another option for #4 depending your needs and wants.
1. Garage Wall Storage
Garage wall storage is another great way to free up space and rack all of your accessories in one place. One of the good benefits of garage walls is that you can locate and find your items fairly quickly as it will be placed on open shelves. It is also cheaper than other options and you can install yourself with some materials from your local Home Depot Store.
Don’t be afraid to be creative when thinking about your storage solutions and maximizing your garage space. Use your creativity in keeping your garage organized and in maximizing your space. Aside from following these tips above, think outside the box. Think of other ways or things that you can do to save up space and that fits with your style and preferences. Find what works for you and you will be happy with your newly decorated and clean garage. If you need help installing with any of the options above, don't hesitate to give us a call at 443-952-1397 for a free estimate or visit us here to learn more about us www.prohandymanmd.com.