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Tips for Maximizing Garage Space

It’s easy to put off cleaning your garage but you could be missing out on valuable real estate. Your garage is an important space with many uses. Unfortunately, people often fail to maximize their garage space. All too often it gets used as a catch-all to hide clutter, instead. With a little time and elbow grease, it is possible to turn your garage into a perfectly organized usable space with multiple purposes. Consider these tips for maximizing the space in your garage.

Organize and Declutter

Organization is the key to maximizing space in your garage. Clutter is nothing more than wasted space. Set aside time to get in there and really go through everything in your garage, even those boxes you never unpacked. Get rid of things you haven’t used in a couple of years or more. Decluttering the space allows you to clean and organize effectively. Once you’ve been through everything, you’ll need to group like items and start deciding on a place for each group.

Utilize Storage

Maximizing space means utilizing storage solutions. Consider installing pegboards, corner shelves, and cabinets to store your belongings. This will help keep things up off the floor and give everything in your garage a home. A utility rack can hold things like shovels, rakes, and brooms while individual hooks can help make good use of tight spaces. Consider installing an overhead storage area where you can store seasonal items you don’t need to access every day. This is a great way to maximize the space above your garage doors.

Functional Space

You may have 101 uses for your garage once it’s cleaned and organized. You can park your car in it, use it as a home gym, create a workspace, or even use it to hold movie night. If you make functional use of the space you have, your garage can serve multiple purposes. Take some time to plan the functional aspects of your space to ensure you make efficient use of it all. For instance, a workbench may double as a storage space. If you put it on wheels, it can be moved to different areas of the garage as needed. Get creative and have fun with it.  

Putting it All Together

You may repurpose your garage multiple times over the years. It may start out as a storage space where you hold movie night and turn into a home gym where your youngster holds band practice. It may even serve as a workshop or indoor greenhouse at some point. If your garage is clean and organized, you’ll be able to maximize the space in the most effective way for your purpose. Liberated Garage can provide the accessories to help you make the most efficient use of that space. Whether you are only beginning to clean and organize your garage, or you’re changing the functional use of its space, check out the storage options at Liberated Garage today.