No More Excuses: Take Action to Organize Your Garage
Mar 21, 2022
It takes willpower to maintain an organized garage–lots of it, actually. When the garage is a space at one’s home for anything and everything under the sun, you could only imagine the look of the garage area: car in the middle, sports equipment at one corner, lawn tools at the other end, a workbench near the window, miscellaneous items all over, and more. We know because that’s how our garage is as well. As much as possible, we would like to maximize every square inch available in the space. However, as time goes by, and as our stuff piles up, it is inevitable for our garage to reach a chaotic point. But it is not the end of it all, there is hope. Let us break it down to you the excuses we all have in our minds and how to counter them. Mind over matter.
I am all for decluttering, but where should I start?
The daunting task of decluttering is such a burden that we want to avoid it at all costs. But truth be told, procrastination would not do us any good, would it? The longer we avoid decluttering, the messier the garage would be in the long run. So our advice would be to get up and get started. Easier said than done, we know. But there is no other way and shortcut to this. The first step is the most crucial in any task at hand. If you can’t still push yourself, might as well employ experts in the field of garage organization. We can say that they have faced a much messier garage than yours, so you can trust the experts on this one.
Who has time to organize?
With all the responsibilities that you have at work and at home, we perfectly understand that 24 hours a day may seem too short to get all the tasks done. However, if you look deeper into it, you can calculate how much time you waste finding your stuff in the garage because of the messy space that you have. Also, the organizing of the garage can be a family activity, if you cannot handle it alone. Schedule a day or two, then break down the tasks for each person helping. Not only do you save time, but you also conserve energy and effort into making the garage an organized space.
I’ve started organizing, now how to deal with the lack of storage space?
First, congrats on finally starting the organization project in your garage. We can infer that you have already sorted your stuff into keep, donate, sell and throw piles. But even after doing so, there is still not much space left in the garage to keep all the items that you think will still be usable for you and your family.But do not be mistaken that having to buy more storage systems is the best solution there is to your problem. Especially if you have a small area for the garage, then this cannot be a plausible answer to your woes. What we can give as advice though is to use effective organization solutions. Whether you have the largest or smallest garage, you can maximize every space if you will utilize the ceiling or walls that are otherwise underused.There are plenty of smart solutions that you can utilize such as Slatwall storage, overhead storage racks, wall shelving, and multi-use furniture such as a workbench that can also hold some of the tools that you would be needing for your workshop and projects.Using overhead garage storage racks eases the problem of overstoring on the valuable floor space of the garage. When things are carefully tucked away on the ceiling compartments, the ground will open up for your vehicles and activities that you will be doing inside the garage. However, the only downside is carrying the boxes onto the ceiling storage and eventually putting them down when you need something. This poses a danger to you as you might accidentally fall over to the ground due to the weight of the items lifted. 500,000 people are treated every year for ladder-related injuries and 50% of which are all ladder-related accidents due to individuals carrying items as they climbed, according to AAOS.Fortunately, Fleximounts offers the GL44B 4′ X 4′ Overhead Garage Storage Lift. This storage lift removes the need for a ladder or any heavy lifting, protecting you from potential accidents. It can be raised and lowered by a crank or power drill for a smooth and effortless operation. And it eases access to your items that are high above the garage floor without using a ladder. It can lift a maximum of nine feet vertically and can carry a maximum weight of 300 lbs.The storage lift has a safe and secure mechanism–a specially designed safety lock prevents any movement when not in use. Use the winding pole to pull out the safety lock on the gearbox, then push back in to lock after use. Moreover, the rack is made of heavy-duty steel cables, which secure the rack in place. One is assured of the superior craftsmanship put into the making of the overhead garage storage lift as it is created with high-quality parts. They are built to last with heavy gauge steel and premium hardware, which all have gone through rigorous testing for safety and durability. The high-quality premium mounting screws provide a safer and more secure installation.The GL44B also boasts flexibility when it comes to compatibility with angled ceilings because of its adjustable length steel cable. Additionally, it is universally compatible with different ceiling joists of both wood joists and concrete ceilings–12”, 16”, and 24” ceiling joist spacing. However, it is not fit for metal joists.Aside from its storage capacities, the Lift 4′ X 4′ Overhead Garage Storage Rack GL44B is designed for multiple uses such as lifting hardtop, car top carrier, kayak with straps, and many more.