Proper garage storage provides a convenient way to getting at the messiest place – your garage. The type of storage units or cabinets you get depends on the items you usually have in your garage, but certainly there is a storage method available for all types of items.
Organizing Your Garage
The first step in getting your garage organized is to get it cleaned up. Many of us like to save items over the years thinking that we might use them at some point, but never do. Start at one corner of your garage. Take out everything you have there. Sort out the stuff you have into various categories depending on your needs and usage.
Like anywhere else, in a garage, storage will depend on the type of items you have. You should separate the items that you want to keep. This separation should be done based on what job the items are used for and the frequency of usage. For every item ask yourself this question – “Would I ever use this?” If you have a “NO” to this question, then separate it.
Broadly speaking, you should separate the items that you rarely use and the items that you use often. Also, you should pile the items required for the same or similar tasks together so that you can get to all the items you need for the task at one place. You can further segregate these items, for one task based on frequency if you like or if at all it is possible.
You should also go around the house and look for items that you want to keep in the garage. Segregate these items into the categories that you have or create a new one if required.
Organizing in Garage Storage
Now that you have separated everything, it is time to get organized. You need to figure out the kind of boxes or cabinets you need to get to store each item.
Your garage storage will also depend on the structure of your garage. You will ultimately have to fit these boxes or cabinets in your garage. There may be many items that you would just like to hang out somewhere in the garage. Keep this in mind. You may want to get some shelves built in for convenience, but you must also be aware that open shelves tend to get dirty easily, especially in the garage that is exposed to open air all the time.
Sliding door storage units are better than open door ones because they save some space that otherwise be unusable because of the doors that open. For smaller items like nails, choose storage that has dividers. It will be easier to find out what is where if they are properly separated.
There are many companies that offer self storage. These self storage units are like a warehouse. Whatever you think is rarely used; you can place in these units. They have car storage, RV storage, boat storage, furniture storage among other things. You can move these bigger items out of your garage and get some more space there.
Garage storage can be very easy if you know your needs. You can fit in a lot of items in your garage if it is well organized. So, get organized and work your way to productivity.