A huge array of belongings often gets stored in the garage, from bikes to old books and spare furniture. While it's a much-desired storage space in many homes, the garage can quickly become unmanageable if it's treated like a dumping ground. Many of us fill our garages with items we might not actually need, taking up space that might be put to better use - such as storing a car. Not only does storing your car in the garage keep it out of sight, it can also help protect it from bird droppings or scratches and might even bring your insurance down, too. But how should you organise your garage to make the most of the storage? Our blog provides you with some helpful tips.
The first thing that you should do is set aside enough time to organise your garage space properly. This is important as you will need to sort through all of the belongings in your garage to determine what you actually need to keep and what can be thrown out. You will need at least a whole day dedicated to sorting out your garage and you might even need to clear a whole weekend. Of course, this depends on how much clutter you have taking up your garage space, but for most people, the answer is a lot. A good tip is to sort things into three piles of keep, donate and throw out.
Once you have sorted through all of your belongings you can group them into categories so you can start to organise them. These should be broad categories such as sports equipment, hand tools or gardening equipment so you can start to find places to store each of them. This will make your life much easier when you go to look for something in the garage and save you a lot of time rummaging around for it. Pegboards on the wall to hang tools or shelving high up can be great storage solutions to help you maximise the space.
One good way to keep your garage organised is to get some storage essentials to make sure that your items are kept safe. Plastic storage boxes are a good storage solution as they are clear and you can easily see what you have stored. Ideally, you want to avoid storing belongings on the floor but stackable boxes can be a great alternative. If you have belongings that you don’t need immediately and plan to store things for a long period, you could use other packing materials. Cardboard boxes and bubble wrap can be good items if you are planning on keeping items stored for a long period.
However, if you still don’t have enough space in your garage then you might want to consider self storage solutions. If you have a lot of items that you don’t use on a weekly or even monthly basis then this could be the perfect solution for you. Self storage will help you to clear out and organise your garage without the need to throw out your belongings. Easistore provides the perfect storage solutions to meet your needs.