Besides being the place for parking the car, the garage has long been the family’s dumping area. However, smart home organization ideas have led to its development into an important and functional extension of the home. Usually, the garage is the largest room of the house and installing innovative storage ways can create valuable space that can equal having an additional room.
Owing mainly to the big size of the place, garage organization can be quite challenging and calls for smart planning. You should start with deciding how you want to use the garage. There are number of options – you can use it typically to park the car and tidy up the rest of the space for household storage, or turn it into a home office, children’s play area, workshop, gym or your private den. Next, decide on the budget that you can spare for the project.
The real planning starts after you have decided on the use as the storage options to be installed will depend on what the garage will be shaping into. Here, it would be advisable to avail the services of a home organization expert. If you go online and search across a good local business directory, you can find the business and contact details of the companies that can provide you with effective garage storage ways. Research thoroughly and look through reviews, references and testimonial to settle on the best professional for you.
Meanwhile, you need to clean your garage, sifting the things into those that are of use and have to be saved and those that are not needed. Among the things that you don’t plan to retain, you should donate the things that are in good condition and may be of use to someone, give the recyclable things to a recycle center and throw out the garbage.
While selecting the storage ways, make sure to choose practical options that offer maximum space utilization and functionality. You will be installing closets, cabinets. shelving, hooks and pegboards, etc. make sure that the cabinets and the shelves/racks are of the same material and color so that they complement each other and look consistent. Try to maximize storage space by having sufficient adjustable shelves inside the cabinets. if you are using the garage for basic storage, try to make cleaning easier by storing things off the floor. If the garage has a good ceiling height, make full use of it by installing overhead storage bins and racks.
A little planning can help you make the most efficient use of your garage.