I’m thrilled to have Levi Mackintosh here on the blog today! Levi is the content manager for StorPro, LLC, and he’s got a fantastic topic to chat with us about: Garage Organization.
Now, some of you may remember my garage reveal a few months ago. If you’d like to see it, CLICK HERE. I thought it was pretty organized, myself. But Levi brings some very important suggestions to the table. Let’s check it out…
It has been proven that organization can save you time, money, and helps you become more efficient. It is a practice that can be applied in a variety of areas, but one area that is often overlooked is your garage space. According the U.S. department of Energy, 25 percent of families with two car garages cannot park any vehicles in the garage, and 32 percent can only park one car. To help avoid this problem, the following are tips and ideas to help you organize your garage.
Get it off the ground
One of the most important steps for organizing your garage is to keep items off the floor. This is a simple step with huge rewards. When storage and other items are above ground, they are less susceptible to damage by pests such as rodents and insects. In areas where flooding is more prevalent, having your items off the ground can save you a great deal of money from water damage. Lastly, if items are off the floor, tripping over bikes and toys will be a thing of the past!
Suggestions to solve this problem would be to install shelves, hooks, and other fastening accessories to the walls, which will make a world of a difference. When looking for systems to hang your items, be sure to find products with a high weight capacities, to assure your items will be securely hung.
Utilize The Space You Already Have
Often times when space is limited, the thought is to get rid of items, or to expand to create more space. However, in almost every garage, there is excess space not being used. One area often overlooked is your overhead storage space. Shelving and overhead storage racks are a perfect solution to take advantage of the extra space. Placing your long-term, less used items overhead, and your frequently used items in easy to reach areas, helps maximize the space you already have.
An extremely helpful practice is placing seasonal items closest to doors and other entrances. Storing tools such as rakes, shovels, blowers, and mowers near garage doors allows for easy access during their appropriate seasons. When this practice is applied, you will save time from rummaging through storage trying to find the tool you need.
These few tips are provided to help start the process of organizing your life. When you are organized, you will save money, become more efficient, and have more time to spend with the ones you love. For more garage storage and organizational ideas, visit our local site for Sarasota residents, or our corporate site to find a dealer near you!
I can’t thank Levi enough for taking the time to offer some truly expert advice here for all of us! And I’ve already taken inventory of the overhead and wall space left in my garage for future items, that’s for sure. How about you? Do you have things you can get off the ground? Space you can utilize? Seasonal items that need re-arranging?