If you’re like most people, your garage is a catch-all for everything from holiday decorations to sports equipment to tools. Having a small garage can be frustrating when it comes to trying to store all your belongings. But with some creativity and organization, you can turn your small garage into a storage powerhouse! Read below for our five tips to get you started.
Keep it tidy
First and foremost, your garage is a storage space. You need to be able to find things when you need them, so invest in some suitable shelving and make sure to keep everything tidy and organized. Here at Closet & Storage Concepts, we can help you design a system that’ll blend seamlessly into your space and suit your personal needs.
Install some bright lighting
Everyone knows, but might not realize – how important good lighting is in any workspace. With proper lighting, you’ll be able to see what you’re doing and you won’t have to worry about tripping over things in the dark. When deciding your lighting, make sure to avoid harsh neon lighting that can make your space feel bleak and washed out. Try to go for a warmer hue instead to invite comfortability into the space.
Tip: If your garage (and weather) allows, don’t forget to take advantage of natural light by opening garage doors or windows!
Make a multi-use space
If you’re someone who loves at-home projects such as crafts, you can make your workspace also function as a craft area! Giving small spaces multiple functions is one of the best ways to maximize your space. With customized storage cabinets, you can also decide if you want to opt for longer cabinets or shorter cabinets with various styles of shelving for storing smaller items.
Use lists to keep track
When you have a small garage, it is very easy to overwhelm the space. With new countertops and shelving, you want to make sure you always have a grasp on what you own and where they belong. If you have items you need to store, make a packing list to tape up on display either outside the cabinetry on inside individual bins. This way you know where to put things back when you’re done, and where to start searching when you’re looking for something. It is also smart to keep a copy of your garage inventory on your phone or personal device, just in case the paper list gets lost.
Labels are a garage’s best friend
If you want to go the extra mile in keeping your garage organized, invest in a label maker. Label makers are great for divvying up small spaces and function as a visual reminder to put everything back where it belongs. These are entirely personalizable and can come in many different colors, styles, and fonts.
Don’t forget to talk to the experts!
Here at Closet & Storage Concepts, we want to help you design the perfect garage space for your needs. Get expert advice and design suggestions from the local team at Closet & Storage Concepts. Proudly serving Philadelphia and South Jersey for more than 30 years.