When you’ve spent the time designing your own home with G.J. Gardner Homes and you’re preparing to move in, or you just have and there’s a long list of cleaning up to do, making the garage as functional as possible should be given high priority.
This is because, whether you use it for cars or boats or just storage, it’s an extremely useful part of the property, and you’ll be sitting pretty if you’re using it in the best way. To make sure you are, the tips and tricks below are quick fixes for ensuring the space is in the best possible shape:
1) Throw out the garbage
One of the biggest hindrances to an organised garage is clutter. It might be something that you haven’t even touched in the last three years other than unpack it when you moved in, or even a dated piece of technology that you’ve since upgraded.
Giving items away to charity is a great way to clear up some free space in your garage!
You don’t have to throw everything in the trash, but giving items away to charity is a great way to clear up some free space in your garage! According to Our Community, only 33.5 per cent of Australians reportedly gave to charity in 2009-10, but that could easily be a much higher number.
2) Getting hooked
One of the easiest and most functional ways of organising your garage is by using hooks on the walls.
You may have golf clubs and carts or bicycles that are taking up a huge amount of space and are awkward to store – why not use all of that empty space above the ground? Large hooks are inexpensive and easy to install, and will hold just about anything.
Once you’ve cleared the floor of these bulky items, you’ll have a significant amount of room that you probably didn’t even notice before. And that’s the whole point of reorganising, making the most of the space promised by your initial floor plan.
3) Organising everything that’s left
With all of that free space, you’ll have far more room to move when it comes to finding a home for all of your gear.
Houzz suggests a mixed storage solution that includes a mesh bag hung in a frame for sports equipment, some racks that are perfect for boxes and wire drawers that are hardy enough to hold tools and other equipment that doesn’t have a home elsewhere.
There’s so much to think about when organising your garage for the most efficient use of space. Get in touch with the G.J. Gardner Homes team to talk about ways to make this process even simpler.