8 Garage Storage Hacks for Your Home
The garage can easily become a place where we store all of our miscellaneous tools, toys, holiday decorations, and more. With so many different categories of stuff, the space can quickly become a cluttered mess. But a little creativity can go a long way in means of storage. Chesmar Homes is here to help give you the creative push to help you organize your garage! Check out just a few of the ways you can transform your crowded garage into a Marie Kondo dream:
How to Organize Your Garage
First things first, get rid of the things you don’t use or don’t need. It’s very easy to become attached to our possessions, but it also feels good to donate items to people who will actually use them. If you have an extra bike, grill, or shovel that you haven’t used in years, think about donating or selling those items to make some more space in your garage.
Cabinet/Workbench Area Combo
The classic workbench storage area is a familiar garage organizing hack that is tried and true. Perfect for the handy homeowner, this setup offers a tidy way to create your crafts/projects.
Rolling Storage Shelves
Rolling storage shelves are a great option for people who have a lot of things that they want to access frequently while still keeping them out of sight. These shelves make it easy to keep a spacious garage without the commitment of permanent wall fixtures.
Sectional Shelving Units
Another timeless garage storage hack is the sectional shelving units. These shelves allow you to store all of your things out of the way of parked cars and creative projects. For an added flair of style, you can color-code your storage bins to increase your organizational pursuit. Choose a color for the type of things your storing, the person whose stuff it is, and more.
Sports Equipment Racks
If you have kids who play sports, this hack is a must. Keep all of their equipment in one easy-to-find place by installing racks specifically for them. Whether they play lacrosse, tennis, football, etc., a wall dedicated to their sport will help save not only space but time and peace of mind! Simply install hooks and/or shelves to keep their stuff off the ground and out of the way.
In addition to the sports rack, the bike rack is a great way to save a lot of space. Many homeowners choose to hang them from the ceiling, but there are also stands that you can buy to stack your bike vertically. They also have classic-style bike racks that you can attach to the wall and store your bikes side by side in an upright position to save a little extra room.
Yard Tool Storage
A dedicated space for all of your yard tools, mops, brooms, and shovels can make it easy to locate exactly what you need and keep them out of the way. A deep compartment shelf or an old filing cabinet laid down on its back creates the perfect place to store your rakes, hoes, shovels, etc.
If you’re still running out of space in your garage, then it’s time to pull out all of the stops. The ceiling storage method is best for items that you don’t need access to frequently but still want to keep around.
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