Many of us have heard the popular saying, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Spaces that are designed around this goal can offer us more in terms of function and usability. Garage workshops are certainly no exceptions. Working on a project is of course more effectively done when we can quickly locate the necessary tools and equipment, and when we have sufficient room to complete the job at hand. Now that’s not to say that organization is the easiest task to tackle, but it can be a great investment in your property, productivity, safety, and perhaps even in your sanity. Here are some useful tips that can help you organize your garage:
Sort & Declutter
Sure, it can be a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. In general, many garages are riddled with junk and unused items. They seems to gravitate there for some reason. But in order to fully enjoy the space offered by your workshop, those items will have to be sorted and many things may need to be tossed out.
Try beginning this task by making piles that distinguish what is to be kept, what is to be disposed of, and what could be sold or donated. Remember, overall, that this job doesn’t have to be completed in one day. Also, more hands make less work, so try and get helpers to pitch in.
Once the general sorting is finished, proceed to re-sort the keepers into more defined categories such as, different tools, parts, or materials. Next, put these items in labeled containers, preferably durable stacking storage bins, as they provide better protection and neater organization.
Maximize Your Space
To make the most out of the space available, put cabinets and shelves along the walls of the garage. This serves several purposes, including functionality and preventing possible damage, than otherwise keeping items on the floor. It’s a good idea to draft out some kind of floor plan beforehand. This can be the key to avoiding an, “Oh man, where am I going to put my workbench now?” kind of situation.
Once you’re ready to put everything in its proper place, try to store the most used tools and items at an easily accessible level, while putting less frequently used items at a higher level. Some people mount overhead shelving units to store their rarely used stuff.
Putting up a pegboard on a portion of one wall is also convenient way to hang hand tools that are often used, keeping them visible and easy to grab. Not to mention, pegboards are a good use of vertical space and, plus, they look really cool.
Making an Organized Garage, the Real Deal
These simple tips and steps will hopefully help you put that plan for an organized garage workshop into motion. If you’re looking for help to improve your space, please give us a call at 1-800-503-7178, (760) 443.7787 or contact us at Garage Vision Co. in San Diego.
By offering quality cabinets and storage systems, along with epoxy flooring and our professional expertise, our mission is to create solutions that are effective and affordable. All-in-all, we take pride in helping our customers turn their garage dreams turn into functional and beautiful realities.