In the cold months, you don’t want to spend any more time than you have to trying to search through the clutter to find what you need. That’s why when the cold weather passes, you should take the time to tackle the behemoth of winter equipment and maximise the storage space in your garage. Here are some DIY tips you can use to getting the most out of your garage space.
Store footballs and children’s sports toys using bungee cords
Similar to how you can pick up a ball in a toy shop, you can create an easy access solution to accessing your ball collection by creating a box shape with the cords being vertical to hold them in place and held at the top and bottom by two square pieces of wood.
Separate you garage into areas
Keep your sports equipment, gardening tools, power tool, and children’s toys in different areas to keep things organised so they don’t overlap each other either.
Install Slatwall Panels
Slatwall panels can be attached easily to any wall in the garage which can then be used to slide in hooks and shelves to keep everything tidy. They can be re arranged afterwards as much as you like, and you can put anything on them if you have the right hook or shelf for it.
Keep things off of the floor
Think of a storage system/ shelving system which avoids touching the floor. The floor is for your feet. If you are extremely efficient you might be able to fit your car in their too.
Keep your wheelbarrow on the wall
By having the wheelbarrow braced up against the wall, you can free up lots of space which these things hog a lot of. A screw hook can be used to hold the wheelbarrow in place and turned to release it when needed.
Use an old cabinet for storage
You can keep your garden tools organised by using an old filing cabinet or bookshelf which will take up some floor space but already has the shelves, so it’s easy to erect. Think twice before throwing out your old bookshelves.
Keep your screws and small accessories organised by gluing small storage lids to the underside of a cabinet and unscrewing the tubs they belong with so the tubs detach from the underside in your hand and you have all your screws available without taking up drawer or shelf space.
Hide any clutter in storage bins
Cube shaped storage units are ideal for hiding away boots that are rarely used, such as wellies or steel toecaps, or miscellaneous items that otherwise clutter the place and don’t have their own area.
Build a Bike Rack
Bikes can be a nightmare to store, so build a bike rack, similarly to how the wheelbarrow is stored, to keep only one wheel on the ground and the other one pinned up against the wall to use the verticality of your garage.
Build a Tool Rack
Use DIY hooks that are very cheap, to build one yourself, and prioritise which ones should go where, usually by what us used the most. The slatwall panels can also be used for by slotting in hooks and making your garage look like a DIY shop. Nice and organised.