San Jose Garage Storage

A garage is often used as a catch-space for "extra stuff" you don't want inside your house. But at California Closets San Jose, we believe that a garage can be more than just a dumping ground. With the right garage storage, you can extend the borders of your clean, well-organized San Jose home into a new realm, and take back control of a space you might have otherwise abandoned to clutter.

3 Tips for Great Garage Storage

Just a few simple garage storage ideas can change the entire look of your San Jose garage.

Garage storage is all about accessibility.

The worst part about disorganized garages is that it is difficult to access what you need. What's the point of storing your gardening equipment if it's under boxes of Christmas lights and two surfboards?

The items in your San Jose garage will become more accessible if you store them by frequency of usage. Seasonal items, spare or replacement tools, and rarely used sports equipment can be stored in higher, less easily-reached places. Items which come in handy more often should be kept in more accessible spots. Don't sort by how often you'd like to use the equipment, but by how often you actually use it. This will keep you from climbing over that old treadmill every time you need the stepladder.

Garage storage uses the walls & ceilings, not just the ground.

Extra garage clutter has a way of building up, leaving extra knickknacks and tools on the tops of whatever you have stacked on the floor of your San Jose garage. Wall shelving and hanging ceiling storage not only takes advantage of unused space in the garage, but also discourages the kind of junk-stacking that eats up so much space. By using the walls and ceiling, you can allow for enough space for every item you have in your garage.

Change your garage paradigm.

Garage storage will only take you so far if you view your garage as a second trash can. Many people use garage storage as a reason to put away items that they will never use again. Remember: There is always someone else in San Jose who will actually use it and it will do both you and them a lot more good if it isn't sitting in your garage storage!

The Best Garage Storage Systems in San Jose

Ready to revamp your San Jose garage storage? Call California Closets today to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We are experts in the best utilization of space in San Jose garages.