It may be hard to believe that we’re already on the downhill side of summer, but before long autumn will be arriving, followed by winter’s cold. This is the time to get your garage ready not only for stowing outdoor gear, but also for making winter items more accessible. A seasonal reorganization of the garage should be on every homeowner’s to-do list!
Closet & Storage Concepts Colorado knows what’s necessary here in Denver for keeping our possessions protected, dry, and organized in the garage. Contact the professionals to learn more about our custom storage solutions for your home. Start out with these five ideas or schedule a free consultation to plan out your personalized system.
If you have designated areas for stowing summer equipment, all you have to do is make sure that the area is clean and ready to store your items again. If your “designated area” is more of a general corner of stacked boxes, we recommend an upgrade. Consider cabinetry with shelving for different activities: pool toys on one shelf, sports gear on another, gardening and yard care tools on the next.
Hang It Up
Ceiling- or wall-mounted hooks, pull-down racks, pegboards and even hanging baskets can store a myriad of sporting specialties, utilizing a part of the garage that is often overlooked for storage. Specialty racks, hooks, and mounting brackets are easily installed and a great way to clear clutter out of the walkway. Even a row of high shelving around the garage perimeter can be put to use to hold transparent plastic bins, getting balls and summer toys off the floor.
Clear Out and Clean Up
End of summer is the perfect time to pare down and dispose of items that you no longer need or want. Consider cleaning out the house and the garage over a couple of weekends; then either donate items to a local charity or plan a yard sale. You’ll be happy you did, and you’ll gain extra storage space both in the garage and in your closets.
Organize a Workspace
Even if you’re not a serious DIYer, a place to organize basic home repair tools is a smart use of garage space. Your workbench needn’t be large or expensive, and you don’t need a bulky tool chest either. A sleek slat board with baskets or hooks to organize everything will do. Every homeowner should have screwdrivers, pliers and a couple of hammers, along with a tape measure, a flashlight and other practical tools. These are easy to organize with our custom systems and it can be as elaborate as you need it to be.
Closed-door cabinets, whether they’re built-in or freestanding, are important for storing items that are potentially dangerous or toxic. If you’re rethinking your garage storage space, plan for the secure storage of things like paint and extra cleaning products where they won’t become a temptation for animals or children.
No matter what you need, we can build it! Contact the team here at Closet & Storage Concepts Colorado to learn more. We offer free in-home design consultations to the greater Denver area and hope to help you achieve the garage of your dreams!