Garages have commonly found their way into being the top storage space of the house for many homes and it slowly becomes increasingly more difficult to park any vehicles inside the garage. Sometimes this storage makes it difficult to open the garage doors entirely, limiting access. We’re sharing some ideas that may help you get your garage organized to help you save more space. Besides the garage door opener, which requires professional installation, most of these garage space-saving ideas can either be built or installed yourself.
Garage Shelving Units
Organize garden tools, paint supplies, sports equipment, and other items in garage shelving units made of industrial-strength materials. Smaller items can be stored in clear storage containers. Store seasonal and seldom-used items at the back. Label containers with their contents to avoid wasting time sorting through box after box looking for that must-have-it-now item.
Ceiling Mounted Storage
With overhead racks, you can gain additional storage space without compromising valuable floor space. These racks support weights of up to 600 pounds (depending on the manufacturer) and can be used for storing a variety of items, including camping equipment, seasonal decorations, spare tires, or anything else you want to put out of sight.
DIY Folding Workbench
Have trouble finding a good workbench but are tight on space? Build your own workbench. You can find several tutorials on Pinterest or YouTube that will assist you. Consider painting the top with chalkboard paint – so that you can take measurements quickly – and hanging peg boards above the bench. Pegboard, found at any local home improvement store, allows you to easily access your tools while you’re working.
Wall Mount Garage Door Openers
The wall-mount garage door opener is convenient because it mounts on the wall directly next to the garage door, saving overhead space. It is fully equipped with all the latest technology and security features, including WiFi and automatic garage door locking, and integrated battery backup making this opener a must-have. Most also feature a quiet DC motor. All garage door openers should be professionally installed.
Invest in Garage-Related Peace of Mind
Like your vehicle, your garage door must be regularly maintained to prevent its many components from malfunctioning, ensuring the door operates safely and reliably. Ideally, you should hire a local garage door professional to service the system, as they possess the expertise and equipment required to promote the longevity of your garage door and opener. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance, or if the door is experiencing problems, repair with Apex Garage Door & Repair at (480) 460-1199 today.