Let’s face it, most people don’t care about how their garage looks like. They use it to park their car and store unwanted stuff, so in most cases, it’s a dirty, messy place. Well, your garage doesn’t have to look that way. With a little bit of cleaning, reorganizing, and a couple of upgrades, your garage can turn into a space you will be proud of. So, what do you say we cut the chase, and kick things off with our first smart tip for organizing your garage?

Divide it into sections

If your garage serves more than one purpose the smartest thing to do is divide it into sections or zones. For example, you can create a specific area for gardening tools, workout equipment, car tools, and so on. Organizing your garage like this will help you keep track of every little thing. Just name the zones, install a couple of shelves and drawers to store things in them, and you won’t lose a single tool ever again. Of course, make sure that everyone is returning things to their rightful place after they are done with them.

Get the wiring out of the way

Like most Australian homeowners, you don’t want cables stretched all around your garage, And in case you plan on having a workbench and actually doing some work in the garage you will definitely need a significant amount of outlets, and let's face it most garages come short in that department. So before you start your organization it would be smart to call up your local electrician in Blacktown and have them take a look and suggest the best possible rewiring option so tsat you feel safe using multiple tools in your garage at the same time.  

Mount everything on walls

Wall mounts are an absolute must in garages. Usually, you won’t have a lot of space to work with, and keeping things on the floor will create a mess. Luckily, wall mounts are a thing now. You can use them to store your bicycle, canoe, weights, gardening equipment, and of course, tools. Just make sure you give your floor a thorough scrub after its been cleared up. Wall-mounted shelves are the most popular option, but you can also install wall-mounted wooden boards or tool racks. They all get the job done; just pick the one that suits you best.

Make use of ceiling

If you don’t have enough room on the walls don’t worry, there is still one area you can use - the ceiling. If you install a ceiling storage system, you can store everything from bicycles to old clothes there. However, be careful. If you plan to store heavy tools and equipment on your ceiling, make sure to reinforce the holders. If even one container full of tools falls on your head, you might end up with serious injuries.

Upgrade your toolbox

If you are renovating your garage, you might as well upgrade your car toolset. If you love to mess around with car projects, then owning a proper set of tools is essential. Ditch your old rusty tools, and get yourself a Kincrome toolkit or any other premium one. You will get a durable set of premium tools that will probably last you forever.

Of course, if you don’t like to tinker with your car, then you can skip this part. In fact, you are better off hiring a professional mobile mechanic to deal with your car problems. What is a mobile mechanic, you ask? Well, let’s just say that you no longer need to drive your car to the mechanic. Instead, they will come right to your doorstep, and take care of everything on the spot.

Install a workbench

Lastly, if you do a lot of handy work around your house, you will need a workstation. Don’t be one of those people that leave a mess every time they fix something. If you install a workbench in your garage, you will have a place to safely finish all of your DIY projects, without creating a mess. Additionally, if you don’t have enough space for a regular workbench, you can install a wall-mounted one. This type of workbench has a tabletop that is mounted on the wall, and foldable legs. So, whenever you need to use it, just pull it out and unfold the legs. A great solution, right?

And that brings us to the end. As you can see, there is a lot you can do with your garage. Sure, you might not use your garage right now, but if you put in a little bit of effort, you can turn it into a brand-new place where you can actually keep things in an organized manner.

 

Published by Emma Lawson