Your garage is one of those spaces that has a lot of potential, but it’s often used as a stowaway area for the household’s extra materials. In fact, many households cannot even park their cars in the garage because of the clutter across every surface. Make your garage a workable space for almost any need by following a few simple steps.
Use the Walls
You might have tools spread out across a desk or stuffed in a garage drawer. Take a moment to think out of the box as you look at the bare walls. Add nails and shelves to the walls so that those tools can be well organized. You should be able to reach them with ease while leaving the desk relatively empty for fun projects. The wall system also shows off those attractive tools that you saved up for in the past.
Paint the Floor
Once you’ve cleaned up your tool area, take a look at the garage floor. Most households simply have a concrete foundation as their garage’s decorative flooring. Consider a paint job for the concrete. There are specialized paints available that are designed for heavy-duty garage use. You can even decorate the floor with a checkerboard design if you desire. Painting the floor also motivates you to move items out of the space and reorganize it afterward.
It’s possible that most of your tools won’t fit on the walls. A tool box is necessary for those extra items. In fact, your tool box might be so heavy that you have a handy pallet jack to move it around. It’s possible to add wheels to the toolbox or pallet jack in order to organize the garage even further. Stock both toolbox and pallet jack wheels in your home so that you’re ready for any project in the future.
Consider Alternative Storage
As you continue with your garage renovation, the items that used to line the walls might be impeding the working space. Go up to your attic or down to the basement. Arrange a space for those items normally housed in the garage. You’ll be amazed at the space that you have with some organizational talent.
If you need more motivation to clean out the garage, think about its worth if you plan on selling the home in the next several years. An organized garage simply looks like an extra room to potential homebuyers. Keep the garage organized and clean, and you might have a bidding war over your property when selling time arrives.