A garage is such a useful thing to have, but knowing how to use it to its full potential is key. You don’t want to waste all of that extra space! Here are some ideas for a perfectly practical garage:
Take Everything out and De-Clutter--
The first thing you should do if you want to make your garage as practical as possible (while obviously making it look good) is take everything out of it and de-clutter. Be vigilant. What do you use, what could you get rid of, and what could you give to somebody else?
When you take everything out of your garage, you can see it as a blank canvas to do what you like with. Rather than re-arranging your garage with everything inside and making your job more difficult, set some time aside and remove as much as you can!
You will also want to make sure you repair anything at this point. If you have cracks in the brickwork, for example, get this filled in before you continue. You might also need to speak to experts in garage door repairs to make sure you can get in and out smoothly. Don’t leave this to a later date, as chances are, you won’t do them.
Make the Most of Your Vertical Space--
Now, it’s time to work out how you can make the most of your vertical space. When you make the most of the space you have on your walls and ceiling, you have far more floor space. This can leave you plenty of room for a home gym, a car, to practice with your band, just about anything you plan on using your garage for.
Look into storage units that you can hang on the wall. You can use these units to put simple bits and bobs, or even your bike! There’s no need to take up more floor space than you need to when you have these vertical storage items in your garage.
Magnetic Tool Holders--
Magnetic tool holders are one great option for your garage walls if you have a large tool collection. They’re super easy to put up and use, plus-- they look great.
A pegboard could also be a great solution for your tools. You don’t just have to use them for tools either. They are a very popular way to organize your garage, and with good reason!
Using buckets for storage in the garage is a neat way to keep things you don’t want to lose. They look pretty good too, even if you’re not too fussed about the decor of the place. If you’d rather not use buckets, stacking boxes is another great option.
Label Absolutely Everything--
Make sure you label absolutely everything. This will make your garage so much easier to navigate. Even if you know where something is, others may not. Labels on your boxes can certainly keep things tidy.
Create a Workspace--
Having a workspace in the garage is great if you like to take on little DIY projects. Whether you like to upcycle furniture or make jewelry, the garage is a great place to do it. A potting bench is also a good choice for your workspace.