When was the last time you walked through your front door? Although we all have a front entrance, about 50 percent of homes use the garage as the main entryway. And why not? With all the storage options available, many garages have become multi-purpose spaces with mudroom, storage, and workshop functionality. No wonder garage shelving is so popular!
Increase Your Garage Shelving, Increase Your Garage Versatility!
Garages are spacious and sometimes referred to as "the last room in the house." Instead of using your garage as a cluttered storage catch-all, why not treat it with the same respect you would your bedroom or entryway closet? Here are some ideas to get you started organizing your garage with shelving and other storage methods.
- Keep your expectations high. You don't need to be an organizational expert to figure out a system that works for you. A garage doesn't need to be cluttered. Just think of how easy it will be to get in and out if you don't trip over things anymore. Plus, an organized space looks better, so no more worries when you leave the garage door open a little too long. Your neighbors will be impressed, not horrified.
- Consider garage shelving and other storage options. With all the new options out there to organize whatever you want to keep in the garage, you're sure to find garage shelving, cabinets, or other storage solutions that are perfect for your needs. We've definitely moved past pegboards, but remember to think vertical and horizontal when it comes to space management. You'll be amazed at the increase in storage space without adding any square footage once you use what you already have better.
- Make room for the car. If you live in a space that has snowy winters, having a garage where you can actually park your car and eliminate scraping off ice and snow is fantastic. You'll save time and energy, plus ensure that tempting empty space won't get filled with clutter.
- Have a plan. Know what you're aiming for before you start cleaning out the garage, experts advise. Plan out a place for a workshop, gardening area, sports equipment storage, or whatever else you want to make designated spaces for. That way you won't give up after you empty out everything (the next step towards getting an organized garage).
Garage Shelving: More than Just for Boxes
With all the options for garage shelving available, you can find sturdy, functional pieces that will take whatever loads you put on them. When things are better organized you can actually find what you need, whether it’s a screwdriver in the tool chest or extra dog leashes hanging on the wall. Visit a California Closet showroom near you to find out about garage shelving and other storage solutions to make your garage a functional, user-friendly space.