Tips for Saving Space in Your Garage


At Ned Sickels Garage & Overhead Doors, we know better than most that the garage can be a great place for storing some of your extra belongings. People use their garages to store just about anything. But the problem is that it’s easy to get a messy and cluttered garage if you don’t know how to use the space efficiently. This can be especially problematic if you want to park your car or cars in the garage.

Thankfully, they’re several tips and tricks that you can use to make the most of your space. With these tips, you will find that you have way more room in your garage than you ever realized.


Use the walls and ceiling for storage

 Most people will only utilize the ground space in their garage for storage, but what they fail to realize is that the walls and ceiling have a ton of potential for storing a variety of items. Let’s start with the walls. By installing shelves or cabinets you will be able to store many of those lightweight items that take up a lot of space like suitcases and sleeping bags. You can also install hooks on the walls that make it easy to hang up things like bikes, lawn tools, and hoses.

 The ceiling is also a great place to install hanging shelves and storage bins. Many people are hesitant to try ceiling storage because it seems inconvenient. But the ceiling is a good place to keep those items that you might only take out once a year or so like seasonal décor and travel supplies. As long as you have a sturdy ladder, these items should be relatively easy to get to.


Use vacuum storage bags

 Vacuum storage is possibly the most efficient way to store many of your items. It can turn a large stack of clothes into a thin pad. This means that you can efficiently store all the clothes you don’t have room for in your closet. You can even use it to store your sheets and pillows. Vacuum storage also keeps your items safe from dust and debris that accumulate in your garage. Once you try this tip out you will be amazed how much you start using it.


Use pegboards for storing your tools

Pegboards are a great way to save space and stay organized. Many people will opt for the traditional toolbox when it comes to storing their tools. While the toolbox has its advantages, it is not very space-efficient. Pegboards allow you to have easy access to all your tools and frees up much more space to use those tools. They are relatively easy to install and will work on almost any wall.

We all know that organizing a garage can be a daunting task, but, with these tips, it doesn’t have to be. You will be surprised to find out how much you can fit in your garage and still have room for more. So try these techniques out and have a garage that you can be proud of.

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