The garage. Even the very mention of the place can send shivers down the spine and bring to mind images of cobwebs, clutter, and cardboard boxes stacked to the rafters. It may be a pit of despair, unfinished projects, and old machinery now, but it doesn’t have to be. Consider a functional garage storage solution from Closet & Storage Concepts Charlotte that will help you get the most out of your garage.
Organize and Prioritize
Frequently used tools and toys should be stored in spaces that are easy to access. Make sure to prioritize a place for those high-use items. Consider tool mounts like pegboards or slat storage to keep your most used equipment at hand, and use under-workbench drawers and cabinets to keep track of hardware and other implements.
On the other side of the same coin, it’s important to define spaces for lesser-used or seasonal items. Smaller low-use items can be consolidated in storage bins, which can then be tucked out of the way in cabinets. Seasonal decorations and knick-knacks can be kept together so they can be easily found and used later.
Open up Floor Space
One of the most important features of a garage is functionality as a dual-purpose space. So keep it that way! Make sure that there’s enough room in the garage to pull the car inside and out of the elements. Custom cabinetry from Closet & Storage Concepts Charlotte can be fit to any space, and workbenches can be designed to have limited footprint but maximum utility.
Use the Ceiling
Garages often have high ceilings that are perfect for storing small and large items alike. Pulley hoists are great for lifting bicycles, car roof racks, or convertible hard-tops out of the way while leaving them accessible. Plus, depending on the garage door mechanisms, there may even be space for storage above the garage door tracks: deep shelves suspended from the ceiling are great for stowing infrequently used home repair supplies or sports equipment.
Label Your Storage
There’s nothing worse than digging through piles of identical boxes in search of the one item you need. Get ahead of the headache and use labels to list out what is in each box, cabinet, or bin. That way, you’ll spend less time looking, and more time using your things.
Ready to get the most out of your garage? Book a free in-home consultation with Closets & Storage Concepts Charlotte to start the design process. We’re here to meet all of your garage storage needs, and to turn your garage from a cluttered mess into an optimized functional space.
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