The idea of a garage organization project usually gives people a headache. It can be stressful, time-consuming, expensive, and just hard work. There are so many steps in the process that many people ignore this home improvement project all together. This guide will help you get started so you can fully execute this project.
The first step to garage organization is to start cleaning. You’ll have to sort through items, get rid of what you don’t need, and figure out how you’ll store the remaining items in a more effective way. Basically, we recommend you empty your garage completely and clean it from top to bottom. Make any improvements before you get started organizing. For instance, you may want to paint the garage a new color, clean the floor, etc. Cleaning beforehand will improve the results of your project greatly.
The next step to garage organization is the planning phase. It’s important to draw up a plan for your new garage systems so you know what equipment you’ll need and where everything will be stored. It’s a good idea to take measurements during this phase. Also, plan in such a way so that you can finally store your car. By planning this way, you’ll be forced to come with ways to utilize ceiling storage and wall storage systems to get better organized and have more available floor space.
The next stage is selecting the kinds of storage systems you’ll want to use. With many garage organization systems and do-it-yourself tips out there, you can do anything you want. Some professional storage systems include cabinets, shelves, hooks, racks, ceiling storage systems, bicycle hangers, and more. In addition, you can hang peg boards or use everyday items to store your items. For instance, you can use PVAC pipes to hold heavy yard tools up against the wall.
You’re ready to start organizing! Take it step by step and delegate plenty of weekends to finish one task at a time.