How to Make the Most of Your Garage Space with Modern Garage Organization Tools
It’s time to clear the clutter, make some space, and organize the belongings you’re going to need after this year’s spring cleaning efforts. Though the inside of the house is an obvious place of focus once spring cleaning is underway, don’t neglect your garage when it comes to ridding yourself of excess and making the most of your space. Your garage can be an insanely useful space while also looking and feeling bigger than it is when organized properly.
Here are some helpful garage organization tips to keep in mind this spring as you get to cleaning:
Start With Clutter
One of the first steps to a successful spring cleaning of your garage is to ditch the junk. Items that aren’t regularly used should be donated, tossed in the trash, or given away. Aim for keeping the floor of the garage clear which will maximize the feeling of spaciousness and make it easier to move about freely without tripping over boxes or loose items were strewn about. You can keep items off the ground of the garage by using easy-to-mount cabinets and shelves for storing seasonal toys, yard tools and more.
Think White and Bright
For a more open, clean look and feel inside of your garage, consider painting the interior walls white if they aren’t already. White walls make any space seem bigger, while darker walls bring the space inward visually. For garages that are already on the smaller side or packed with lots of tools and storage, dark walls will only make it seem more crowded. If you don’t have any windows in your garage, consider having windows added to your garage door to bring in some natural light.
Utilize the Ceilings and Upper Portions of the Garage Walls
When considering what any room can reasonably hold, it’s normal to just look at the ground level and attempt to fit as much as possible down below. Double and even triple your garage’s storage abilities by adding plenty of shelves and cabinets up high as well as suitable racks from the ceilings for hanging bicycles, storage bins, and various tools.
Your garage is like any room inside of the house; it gets dusty and dirty and can benefit from a good sweeping on a regular basis. Invest in a sturdy, outdoor broom and give your garage a thorough sweeping at least once a week. This will be much easier to accomplish since your garage floors will be free from clutter and tools as they will be hanging from walls, stored in cabinets, and neatly placed on handy shelves.
About the Author: Brooke Cade is a freelance writer who writes for a variety of publications including Flow Wall. When she’s not writing, Brooke enjoys reading design blogs, exploring stores, and hitting up her local coffee shop.