Top Tips for Organizing Your Garage to Maximize Space

Blue Sky Builders garage cleaning and storageYou may have been putting off cleaning out your garage, but there is no time like the present to get started on this project. In the Chicagoland area, fall provides the perfect climate to take on this task while the weather is still nice before the brutal winter comes. Although organization may not be at the top of your to-do list, it is essential in order to get the most out of your garage space. There are many products on the market for organizing all the items you want to keep in your garage, including tools, toys, holiday decorations, and more. To maximize what your garage has to offer, everything should have a place so items are easier to find, and they are not taking up unnecessary space. So set aside a weekend for you and the family to get this done; you will not regret it!   

Steps for Creating a Clean Garage Space

It is important to carefully consider the best way to organize your garage before you tackle a project such as this. It takes time to do it properly, so do not rush or think you can get it done in one afternoon. Below are a few ways that you can complete the process of cleaning out your garage to make sure you are getting the most use out of it:

  1. Set aside adequate time to work on this project.
  2. Take everything out of the garage and place it in the driveway or yard.
  3. Separate the contents of your garage into categories.
  4. Discard or donate items that do not fit your needs or lifestyle anymore.
  5. Sweep the garage floor and wipe down any shelving or tool benches.
  6. Determine the best location for items once they go back in the garage.

Garage Storage Solutions

Part of deciding where everything is going to go after you clean out your garage may include adding built-in shelving units, which can help you efficiently use wall space. There are various types of storage options available for your garage items, so you will want to do some research to learn what is best for your needs. For example, adjustable components or add-on pieces enable you to create a customized solution. Pulley systems can lift your valuables up to the ceiling, so they remain out of the way until you need them. Other helpful products may include ventilated shelves and baskets, drawers for smaller items, or utility hooks and holders.

Depending on what you are storing, you may want to consider the following:

  • Labeled plastic or mesh bins for sports equipment
  • Modular storage units
  • Built-in wall shelves/racks/cabinets
  • Overhead shelving with hooks
  • Pulley systems for bikes, skis, or fishing poles
  • Metal pegboard for tools

Contact a Downers Grove Garage Professional

Organizing your garage can make the difference between being able to keep your vehicles in it or having them sit on the driveway, exposed to the weather and elements. Illinois winters can be especially harsh, so you may be putting your cars at risk of damage. Blue Sky Builders has more than 40 years of experience building and renovating custom garages, and we can help you create yours. We will assist you with installing storage solutions that meet your unique needs. Call our DuPage County garage builders today at 630-852-8485 to schedule a free estimate.

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