Although space can be an issue elsewhere in the home, nowhere is it more of an imperative than in the garage. Not only do you need space for your vehicles, but you also want room for all those essential household tools that are key to keeping your house maintained.
Creating space in your garage needn’t be a hassle. Take a look at some of these creative storage ideas and stop worrying about saving space.
Use A Slat Wall
A slat wall is essentially a kind of wall material that allows you to hang baskets and hooks using little grooves. It’s a great way to add storage capacity to a room, thanks to the fact that it can quickly cover an entire wall, without any mess. It looks attractive and is perfectly customisable: if you need to expand storage, all you have to do is add another basket or hook for your implements, and you’re good to go.
Mount Bikes To The Wall
Bicycles can take up a lot of the horizontal space in your garage. As a result, many people have started hanging them vertically, using special hooks. To ensure that the bikes are secure, you’ll need fixtures and fasteners from Tradefix Direct, or somewhere similar. But once the hooks are installed, you can safely store your bikes up against the wall, without worrying about them falling over or tripping over them while you work.
Use Bungee Cords
Some items, like footballs and basketballs, aren’t particularly amenable to storage. You either have to find a big plastic bin or just leave them lying around loose: not ideal.
The good news is that bungee cords are the solution. Bungee cords attached to hooks and stretched up along a wall can provide the perfect solution for storing difficult-to-store items. What’s more, because they’re flexible, bungees make accessing balls easier. Just pull the balls out from between the cords and push them back in once finished. No more balls rolling all over the garage floor.
Create Your Own Shelving
Family life can be disorganised, especially when you’ve got kids running around. What you need is a storage system that helps you keep stuff out of the way until you actually need it. Creating your own garage shelving system is the perfect solution. Building the basic shelves out of whatever material and fittings you happen to have to hand, and then adorn the shelves with labelled plastic boxes to hold all your stuff. You can have plastic boxes for toys, kitchen utensils, bike accessories and much, much more. Storing it all in a labelled rack helped you turn your disorganised clutter into a highly organised inventory. Arranging boxes alphabetically could help you find what you need even more efficiently.
Use Wall Racks
Wall racks are an excellent idea for holding all sorts of bulky household items that you don’t need out all the time. They’re perfect for things like guitars and foldable chairs. Those who entertain regularly use wall racks to keep pesky party items out of the way when they are not needed.