PREPARING YOUR GARAGE FOR SUMMER: 5 DIY TRICKS

July 29, 2017

The time of year marked by warming temperatures and blossoming flowers is also the best time to reorganize your garage. As you transition to summer, make room for the items you need to store in this part of your home. To make sure the project goes off without a hitch, follow these five DIY garage organization spring tips.

 

DONATE OLD ITEMS
The best way to free up space in your garage and increase organization is to get rid of items that have been collecting dust for the past six months or more. Sell what you can, recycle old electronics, donate to local thrift stores and toss the rest.

INSTALL A BIKE RACK

If you ride to work every day, make sure the bike rack is easily accessible. If you only ride occasionally, free up the maximum amount of floor space possible by mounting your bike on an overhead hook.

INSTALL GARAGE STORAGE SHELVES
Are storage bins stacked haphazardly in your garage? Free up floor space by lining a wall or two with garage storage shelves. Then reorganize and label your storage bins to make it easier to find what you’re looking for later on.

SEPARATE YOUR GARAGE INTO ZONES
Consider the types of items you store in the garage and how often you use them. Create zones based on this information. Your zones might include sporting equipment, gardening, camping and holiday decorations. Place regularly used items closest to the door leading to the house and rarely used items up high. For more ideas on zoning your garage, check out which four zones your garage needs most.

PUT IN BUNGEE CORD BALL STORAGE
If you’ve ever tripped over a loose basketball, you know how important it is to keep sporting equipment off the floor. By stretching bungee cords between two shelves, you can create an easy storage area for footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs and more.

BONUS: INSTALL GARAGE CABINETS
After you’re finished with the DIY tips above, look into installing garage cabinets. This is an excellent storage solution for keeping your garage organized and streamlined.

For the best results, you should have your cabinets professionally installed. Far too often, people install their own garage cabinets and watch as the shelves warp or the lower parts of the cabinets become damaged by water and rodents. Make sure the installer you choose mounts durable, quality cabinets a few inches off the floor to help them stand the test of time.

 

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