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Discussing Garage Storage Solutions

Jun 18, 2008
The garage always seems to collect junk from all around the house. If you have something that you want to keep, but you're not quite sure where to put it then I'll guarantee it will wind up in the garage!

Space in the garage is so limited that you have to use it wisely. It's very important to carefully consider the storage in your garage and try to expand it if possible. There are many options to provide additional storage for your garage.

One of the options is that you could buy a storage unit. These have different parts which can be used to mix and match so that you can get the best solution to your personal storage problems. Another option could be to build your own storage unit. If you have lots of items then a modular storage kit may not satisfy your requirements. You also need to reduce the clutter in your garage, and store seasonal equipment in an efficient and easy to find way.

The most popular forms of garage storage solutions include cabinets, wall mounted racks, plastic containers and shelves. Shelves are very useful as they use the space very efficiently, however the best value storage solution is using wall mounted racks. Cabinets are very useful to protect your equipment from dust and moisture. Plastic containers can also be used to store your items while allowing you to see what's in each box easily.

Just think about a lovely spring day, perhaps you want to ride your bike, go fishing, or take a picnic. It's quite likely that you have decided to do these on a whim and so don't have anything prepared. When you go into your garage to get everything ready, you will spend ages finding everything because it is messed up.

You need to organize your garage, which is actually fairly easy once you know where to start! The very first thing you need to do is purchase some shelves, cabinets, a hammer and some nails.

Now start by looking through all of your items, have several different piles for different categories. You should then decide on a place for each of your categories so that it is easily accessible.

Any sports equipment for example should be stored in a cabinet or placed on shelves. You should store tools in draws or hung up on peg boards. Make sure you are ruthless when looking through all of your belongings, don't hesitate when throwing anything away. If you haven't used anything for quite some time, and don't think you ever will use it then consider getting rid of it.

If something is broken and can't be repaired, or you haven't bothered to repair it then get rid of it. You should also make a point of storing seasonal equipment so that it can be found easily depending on the season. This equipment could even be rotated to make it easier.

Once you have finished organizing and sorting through all of the items in your garage then you will be able to reclaim your garage. Who knows, you might even have some space left to stand up in! Your car could finally fit back inside. Cleaning your garage doesn't have to be stressful.
About the Author
Ray Walberg published almost entirely for http://www.insidewoodworking.com , a web page on woodworking bench and how to build a garage workbench. You might come across his contributions on build a workbench over at http://www.insidewoodworking.com .
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