Metal garages can be used for so much more than just a place to park your vehicles. They can be used as a workshop, office space, storage unit, or even a playroom for your children to enjoy. But no matter how you plan to use the steel unit, people tend to forget about their garages, often becoming neglected, cluttered messes over time. But with a little imagination and some TLC, you can transform your prefab garage into a fully functional, modernized space. Here are some of our top storage hacks to saving space and getting the most out of your garage!
Ceiling Storage System
This DIY project is an excellent way to store household items, one that many people overlook. With the right tools, you could have a storage system built on your ceiling. You can store totes with holiday decorations, clothes, yard sale items, books, old toys, and so much more out of the way with this hack. Not only does this save floor space, but it also helps save your garage from becoming a cluttered mess again. And if you’re skeptical about storing totes above your vehicles, there’s no need to worry! You can still take advantage of this trick, just store your belongings on the ceiling around the edges of the garage.
Your Walls Aren’t Just for Looks!
Take advantage of all the extra wall space you have. Surprisingly, there are more storage possibilities with open wall space than anywhere else in your garage. For example, with a few boards, you can make yourself a homemade tool rack for your outdoor gardening tools. Save floor and cabinet space and minimize the possibility of injuries by keeping your shovels, rakes, and other tools hung up. You could also build a folding workbench on your wall, using it for both storage and a workspace. Another excellent storage hack is to use one of your walls for an entire storage system. Store everything from screwdrivers, to leaf blowers, to garden hoses, and everything in between in cabinets and on shelves.
Go Higher Up
If you’ve organized your steel garage and everything is still within reach, you may not be taking full advantage of your available storage space. Without realizing it, you could be wasting quite a bit of space! Higher places above your cabinets and shelves may not be within reach, but it’s the perfect place for seasonal and long-term storage. Do you need somewhere to store your holiday decorations? Or maybe some sporting gear that is only used for a few months out of the year? No problem! You can easily store all these items, and so much more, up higher with ease. Out of sight, out of mind.
Pegboards Are Great Options
If you’re continuously misplacing your hand tools, this storage hack might just be the answer you’ve been searching for! Hang a pegboard on one of the walls in your garage, preferably the one near your other tools, and use it as a hanging organization system. Not only will you be saving yourself space, but you’re saving yourself a lot of wasted time.
Watercraft and Bicycles Can Go Up!
Do you love the outdoors? While adventures such as kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking can be fun, your garage is probably cramped from all your stuff. But where can you store your bikes and watercraft that is out of the way but readily available? Save yourself time and install some racks or hooks to solve this problem. With heavy-duty racks, you can keep your watercraft on one of the walls or up above! And with the right hooks, your bicycles can hang along the wall out of the way. This hack is also an excellent solution for repair shops; keep your spare tires along the walls with a steel or homemade rack.
The key to keeping a neat and orderly metal garage is to reorganize and do it often. Even with the right organization system, everyone collects junk that we don’t really need. So, to keep your prefab garage from becoming a cluttered mess again, reorganize; we recommend doing this quarterly. By doing this once after each season, you can clean and get rid of the stuff you’ve collected throughout the months.
Organize Your Garage Today!
No one likes a cluttered mess, especially when it comes the place you park your vehicles. But by planning ahead, making a smart investment, and implementing the hacks we’ve listed above, you can have a prefab garage organized just the way you want! With a prefab garage or metal garage kit from Metal Garage Central, organizing has never been easier. If you would like to know more about our steel products or how to keep your garage organized throughout the year, give us a call today at (980) 321-9898 to speak with a building specialist or visit our website.