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How to Organize the Garage to Make the Most Out of the Limited Space

Oct 19, 2022

How ironic is that our garage can no longer accommodate all of our vehicles? The garage was intended to be a parking area, but we unintentionally turned it into a storage area for everything that doesn't fit anywhere else in the home. As a result, it is now stuffed with random goods. Our automobiles are now left outside, where they are vulnerable to the sun's rays, tree sap, and bird droppings. And not to mention the extremely harsh winter and summer temperatures.

Actually, by effectively organizing your space, the garage may offer the best of both worlds. Here is a list of advice that will help you make the most of your garage.

Start by organizing and cleaning your garage.

If you overlook this step, all of the other organizational advice will be for nothing. It would be best if you first cleared your belongings in order to create a tidy, organized, and roomy garage. A weekend or a holiday should be set aside for at least a full day of garage cleaning. Engage your family as well as a few acquaintances to assist you in completing the task more quickly. Examine each of your boxes after that. Never leave anything open or unpacked.

Look through your stuff and divide them into three stacks: keep, donate or sell, and discard. We are aware that it might be difficult to let go of your possessions, particularly if they have sentimental importance. However, it's time to let go if the objects are damaged beyond repair, are no longer useful, cannot be repurposed, or cannot be upcycled. Instead, why not use photographs as souvenirs? In this manner, you may still have a small reminder of that thing without having to take up a lot of room.

Sort the goods you intend to keep into categories based on their use. On your transparent boxes or plastic bins, for instance, you may write that all the objects inside are, for example, hand tools, sporting goods, gardening tools, cleaning products, and more. When you need to pull them out of the boxes to use them, in particular, this may help you save a ton of energy and time.

Some objects, such as paint, gas, paper goods, electric appliances, and pet food, are not intended to be stored in the garage, out of all those that merit the "keep" sign. These items shouldn't be kept in the garage for the justifiable reasons:

They might cause fumes to ignite.

They could be damaged by extreme cold or heat.

They could attract roaches and other insects.

They can be quite energy-intensive.

Plan the layout of your garage.

It is not surprising that most garages remain disorganized despite frequent thorough cleanings because the most prevalent oversight that garage owners make is to forgo using space planners. When planning the garage, it's vital to take into account the car's space requirements, the sizes of the windows and doors, the placement of switches and outlets, and the sizes of the miscellaneous stuff that needs to be stored.

It is also important to know where to store the objects in the garage and how to organize them according to other basic rules. Because they are frequently used together, goods like lawn pesticides and gardening equipment should be kept close to one another in storage. Place your heavy equipment in corners so that cars won't run over or bump into it, such as lawnmowers and other large machinery you use in the workshop. The commonly used equipment could well be placed next to the garage door. Holiday decorations, for example, should be stored in the hardest-to-reach areas of your garage or in items you don't often use on a daily basis.

Utilize vertical storage options, such as overhead garage storage racks.

Sharing the space for your car with your belongings may be a hassle and a mess. The best organization tools right now are overhead garage storage racks. These will occupy too much floor area that ought to be set up just for your automobiles. Do not worry; the overhead storage rack is the best option for hiding objects that deserve a place in your garage. Keeping them off the garage floor may make the area more inviting and provide useful floor space, leaving more room for parking your automobiles and increasing foot traffic to your workshop.

The overhead garage storage rack selection from Fleximounts is diverse. Among the top sellers is the Fleximounts GR48-H Hooks 4′ X 8′ Overhead Garage Storage Rack. It offers a secure location to arrange your belongings with its robust and heavy-duty overhead storage system. Additionally, by keeping your belongings off the garage floor and safeguarding your priceless possessions, it helps prevent water damage. In addition to keeping pests and rats out of your garage, the overhead storage rack gives it a tidy appearance.

The rack's strong gauge cold-rolled steel design, which supports a safety loading of up to 600 lbs, is to account for this. It is specifically created to make assembling simpler. The unit is strengthened and stabilized by its welded-together integrated wire grid design and frame. The wire grid was also put through rigorous tests with triple load breaking strength.

With a height range of 22 inches to 40 inches, it's easy and secure to keep your belongings. You may modify the height to your preference with the height-adjustable ceiling drop-down.

The rack may be fastened to solid concrete ceilings or ceiling studs. For more flexibility and security, the ceiling brackets are made to be attached to two joists. The supplied screws are thicker than comparable goods on the market and have passed rigorous tests to attest to the high-quality manufacture of the hardware.

The box includes with all required hardware and instructions. To assist you in creating a strategy for organizing your belongings in the most effective way possible, an installation template is also provided. Three bags of screws are also included: wood screws, installation screws and bolts, and cement installation screws.

In the box, accessories such as four pieces Flat Hooks (GRH1) and two pieces Utility Hooks (GHR3) also come with the racks. The hooks can house long items to keep them off the floor such as garden tools, sports gears, and the like.