Your garage is the most practical spot for putting away all of your essential equipment, tools, and the like. The problem is that, whether on purpose or due to various circumstances, people often end up cluttering the garage with various things that they don’t know where else to store. Even if you intend to have a section dedicated to such things, the best idea is to properly organize your garage and make it a fully functional storage location.
Therefore, in this article, we are going to go through some nifty DIY ideas which you could try out in order to have an awesome garage that serves a purpose.
Introduce color coordination
One of the simplest yet most effective solutions for your garage is to make sure that everything that is important is marked with a particular color. Color coordination is actually a very powerful tool when it comes to the functional organization of things. As visual beings, humans are highly affected by the psychological aspects of colors. This is why you should make sure that every item in your garage fits a particular color scheme, which makes it instinctively easy to find.
You can choose shelves, racks, or metal bins in specific colors to store certain kinds of things. Next to that, you can cover certain sections of the walls with colorful magnetic strips that are going to hold tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, brushes, and the like.
Assemble storage towers
Almost every garage owner out there knows how useful storage bins can be when it comes to organizing items according to purpose, season, and so on. However, what often happens is that the bins end up adding to clutter, stacked one on top of another, making the ones that are near the bottom hard to reach and therefore undermining their practicality.
The best solution to the problem is to assemble storage towers where you can place the bins and make it very easy to access them. Again, you should utilize colors or some sort of labels here in order to be able to find what you need right away.
Implement a workbench
If you’re someone who loves DIY projects, the garage can be the perfect spot for implementing a workbench where you can work on them. This can be the perfect solution for many future creations and designs. Furthermore, it doesn’t have to be particularly complex at all, depending on what you intend to use it for.
There is a wide variety of solutions when it comes to creating the right workbench for your needs. You should remember that there is no need for it to look perfect, as long as it serves its purpose. You can work something out of a fallen log or choose to repurpose a cabinet that you are no longer using. It is important to think about storage here as well, so you should decide whether you want it to have a simple open slot, shelves, or shelves. If you need something bigger, you can opt for a site box, stationary or mobile, where you can keep all the necessary tools for your DIY ventures.
Make use of high space effectively
When we discussed storage towers, we covered how to make the things that end up in the low space accessible and practical. However, high space can also be very useful and is quite often overlooked. While it is important to have the things that you’re commonly using within reach, the garage can be the perfect spot to store seasonal items (such as, let’s say, camping gear) as well. You can build shelves near the ceiling for this particular purpose. Basically, you can make use of almost every section of your garage without actually making it crowded.
With a proper approach, your garage can be the perfect storage spot for almost anything. It can keep equipment, tools, workbenches, tools, bicycles, toys, and many more things. What is important is that you organize it properly so that everything is in order and accessible.
You shouldn’t, however, attempt to make it a spot for everything. Leave some space for maneuvering, so that all the effort that you’ve put into the storage organization makes sense.