When you think about the tasks you want to do on your days off of work, you likely focus on yard maintenance and cleaning up around the house. One place that you likely don’t think much about is the garage. Even if you don’t use it to park your cars in, you should still take the time to keep your garage clean and organized. Here are some ways you can do that.
One of the number one problems in garages is that they don’t have enough storage in them. When this happens, you will likely find yourself stacking what you can on available surfaces or even in the middle of the floor. Instead of continuing to create heaping piles of stuff, find ways to store your items.
What kind of storage you choose to use will depend on your needs. If you have a lot of smaller objects that need to be stored away that you still want easy access to, you’ll likely find that installing cabinets with drawers is your best choice. However, if you have larger items that take up space, you’ll find that metal shelving is the way to go.
Sometimes, you might find that you have to stop in the middle of a project, and you don’t want to put all of your tools and equipment away just to pull them out the next day. Instead of leaving them sitting around the garage, put them in a utility cart. The cart will keep your tools neatly out of the way, and you can wheel it from area to area in the garage, which will save you from having to walk back and forth from one area to the next.
When researching carts, you’ll likely want to choose one with polyurethane wheels. Those wheels are generally stronger and can withstand more force on them than typical rubber wheels.
Hang Things Up
Many homeowners have huge, unwieldy items that don’t necessarily have a place to go in the garage. Because of that, those large items are often simply placed against a wall. Instead of taking the chance that someone will knock something over or trip on them, hang the items up.
Many companies sell different-sized hooks that screw right into the wall or ceiling joists and support hundreds of pounds of weight. Depending on how big or awkward the item is, you might find that you do best with two hooks.