Aside from housing cars, garages often serve as a catch-all storage area for miscellaneous items. Over time, your garage can become cluttered and disorganized. At Closet & Storage Concepts Philadelphia, we’re experts at garage storage and organization, so we’ve put together some of our favorite tips on making the most out of your garage.
Use clear storage bins
This small tip can make a huge difference in the functionality of your garage. Using clear storage bins allows you to quickly see the contents of the bin without having to pull it out and open it up. This is especially useful if you have several bins stacked on top of each other. If you have solid bins and don’t want to invest in a whole new set of clear ones, you could tape an index card to each one and write out a list of the contents.
Take advantage of wall space
Wall space is at a premium in garages since most don’t have windows and you don’t need that space to hang decorations. Take advantage of the walls in your garage with shelving, wall racks, and hooks. This is a great way to store items that don’t sit well on the ground, such as skis and brooms. At Closet & Storage Concepts, we can create a garage shelving system custom designed for your space.
Organize by use
Be thoughtful about how you organize your garage. Don’t keep your household cleaning supplies on the top shelf of a rack in the back corner of your garage. Keep the things you use frequently within easy reach – you don’t want to be opening up boxes and digging through things to find something you use several times a week. It’s also a good idea to keep sports equipment together so you can easily access it when needed. For example, store baseball bats, gloves, balls, and shoes together in one area.
While the garage is a great place to store things, the more you try to fit in it, the harder it is to keep organized. Every few months, take some time to go through the items in your garage and donate or throw away anything you no longer need or use. Things like strings of Christmas lights with burnt out bulbs, outgrown ski boots and miscellaneous nails, screws, and bolts tend to collect over time, creating clutter.
Contact us today for all your garage storage and organization needs! We proudly serve Philadelphia and its suburbs including Wynnewood and Berwyn. Stop by our Philadelphia showroom to see garage storage systems and get ideas.