Remember when holidays meant getting out a ladder and pulling down the box/tub marked "Christmas" or "Thanksgiving"? Are you now facing a garage so full and disorganized there is nowhere to even set the ladder down on firm ground?
It happens to EVERYONE. But what you do about it determines how it affects YOU. Organized feels so much more liberating than cluttered or DISorganized.
This is where garage organizing systems come in. One of the culprits to the problem, the enabler if you will, is that the garage is simply a dumping ground for semi-precious properties.
Nobody wants to go in there and clean it so nobody says anything. Nobody is accountable- except you. You don't have to get rid of anything, just organize it so it's both displayed for ease of finding things, and out of the way completely!
If you can't park your car AND your stuff in the garage, or have your stuff stored in there AND the ability to utilize the main space of the garage (i.e. for a band, building the next Apple, etc...) then you may not be utilizing the space efficiently enough.
Perhaps you just need some organization shelving. All you need to alleviate the loss of real-estate is a few strategically placed garage organizing systems. In this article we'll cover these and what's available.
The great thing about garage storage units is that they come in all, even non standard, shapes and sizes. You can get them in all the popular elements; solid wood, steel, vinyl, etc...
There really is no "standard" organizer as all garages are different. For this reason they are designed for customization.
This works very similarly to how I explained the closet organizing article I wrote just before this article, however, the garage has much more potential than a closet both in space and flat wall space to spread things out so they aren't cluttered, but easily found when needed with a quick scan. You can also get away with more metal shelving in the garage (it just looks better in there).
The easy track garage storage units are unique shelving system. You start with one 72-inch shelf tower. You can then add accompanying drawers and doors as you go and need to expand. You can also retract when you no longer need that much space or if you want to change the configuration for a new slot i.e. to store your vacuum cleaner.
This way you get exactly what you need and there won't be any wasted space.
This wall-mounted system is easy to install and very useful for bringing your things to life (display) while storing them (organizer governed).
Free standing storage units are a definite option as well and may be a better choice if you have a lot of items to store, including the heavier items.
yep we're setting ours up right now :) organizers seriously rock!
These are great storage ideas for anyplace - garage, basement, storeroom.
It's usually the last place for us because that's where we shove everything- but since we added organizers (I was amazed at how much is actually out there to help you with turning a pile of stuff invisible :) it's been a lot easier. We have a place for just about everything and a junk box we go through once a week (for those lazy times)...
I've just spent days cleaning up my garage from last years move into the house. I saved it as one of the last places to organize. It's a great feeling to be able to move in there now. Love your ideas for storing things - especially that Tool Corner Rack.