According to industry professionals, only about 30 percent of people store their car in the garage, as the typical garage contains so much stuff that there’s not enough room for the car. With a garage organizational system, you will reclaim space, protect your car, and always be able to find what you need. Get inspiration from Closet & Storage Concepts of Modesto and our roundup of top garage organizational systems.
1. Open Shelving
Open shelving has become increasingly popular in recent years and for good reason. With everything in plain sight, you can easily see where things are and find what you need. Shelving also makes you more likely to keep things tidy opposed to hiding a mess behind closed cabinet doors. Finally, shelves typically cost less than cabinets, which means you can invest in adequate storage for everything you keep in the garage.
Track-based shelving units work well when you’ve got heavier items to store. Since the shelves hang from one track, which is connected to wall studs, the shelves will support plenty of weight. Coordinating shelves, hooks, and other accessories let you organize and store everything from tools to garden supplies.
2. Overhead Storage System
Many homeowners forget about overhead space, yet this can be a smart way to get occasionally used items off the ground. While you will find dedicated hooks or racks for sports equipment, such as bicycles or kayaks, you can also opt for overhead flat storage large enough for storing things like bins. This is also a convenient place to store infrequently used things, such as holiday decorations and other seasonal items. Overhead systems are an ideal way to maximize all available garage space.
3. Garage Cabinets
Cabinets are the perfect solution for loose items, such as small things that won’t stay on a shelf, as well as for potentially hazardous items that should be kept under lock and key. Cabinets are durable and offer better protection for your items than open shelves. Garage cabinets may also increase the value of your home, and they will certainly appeal to homebuyers if you ever place your home on the market.
Before you invest in cabinets, sort everything in the garage by type and give thought to what cabinet would work best. For instance, skinny, tall cabinets are ideal for skis, fishing gear, or garden tool storage, while shorter cabinets fit easily under a workbench and provide secure storage for hobbyist tools. Custom cabinets can accommodate everything you need to store while keeping a consistent look and feel to your garage organizational system.
There is no one size fits all approach to garage organization. Review what you have in your garage, think about what type of storage works best for you, and explore solutions with Closet & Storage Concepts. We offer free in-home consultations in the greater Modesto, Turlock, and Manteca areas. We’ll work with you to create a flexible, customized system to accommodate everything in your garage, while also allowing you room to grow. Contact us today!