Do you have a small garage and need to utilise the space better? Or do you have a good sized garage that you feel like you’re wasting?
Garages don’t have to be the dumping ground for everything that you don’t want in your house, and they don’t have to be cramped, overcrowded and dirty spaces.
Read our tips and tricks for maximising your garage space – whatever the size – to produce an organised and enjoyable space.
Declutter the garage
The first thing that you should do before attempting to introduce any storing solutions into your garage, is to do a big clear out! There is bound to be a lot of unwanted items in your garage that you didn’t even realise were still there. People sometimes want to keep things for sentimental reasons, but some of these items just have to go. Be brutal – throw out, give away or donate anything that you don’t actually need.
Pack stuff into clear boxes
Packing small items away in boxes is a good way of maximising space in your garage, as they can easily be stacked on top of each other. We suggest that you only pack away stuff that isn’t going to be used every day, as this can waste time if you have to keep going through different boxes to get to your stuff every day.
We suggest using clear totes instead of normal boxes, so you can see what is inside. They are also good at protecting your possessions from dirt, water and pests.
Invest in some shelves and cabinetry
The best way to create space in your garage, and limit the amount of clutter, is to invest or build a good shelving or cabinet system. It doesn’t matter what size your garage is, they are the best solution for maximising the space that you have.
You can either build shelves into the wall – but this will limit the amount of stuff that you can put on them. It can also be time consuming, as you will have to drill holes. We prefer the idea of free standing shelves – they can be easily moved around and will hold a lot more weight.
Cabinets with doors are good for storing hazardous items that you don’t want lying around. Keeping them locked away in a cabinet will keep things out of reach of children and pets.
Shelves and cabinets will keep your stuff organised, whilst creating more floor room due to the fact that they are stacked vertically.
Use your ceiling space
A lot of people don’t realise that they have tons of storage space already in their garage – the ceiling. Ceiling space is often forgotten about, either because it looks too difficult to put stuff up there or people simply don’t realise the potential. Use overhead racks and rafters to store all the stuff that you want to keep, but don’t use on a regular basis. You are creating a lot more room in your garage, just by freeing up floor space.
If you don’t own a garage, but need somewhere to store all your stuff, Lockup Garages have you covered.
We have an extensive range of high quality garages to rent in more than 1000 locations. They can be used for a variety of purposes and needs – whether it’s a storage solution or somewhere to keep your car.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 020 8882 8575 and a member of staff will be happy to help.