If your garage doesn’t have cabinets or shelving units for additional storage, that should become a priority. Cabinets are fundamental for garage organization and make the storage process more manageable. Choosing the correct type of garage cabinetry is critical to a successful garage renovation.
Customized cabinets with adjustable heavy-duty shelves help keep all your items organized and off the floor, are easy to access, and are essential to maintaining things that can be affected by inclement Chicagoland weather.
Proper garage organization requires more than simply tossing items onto shelves. A neat, orderly garage gives the impression of a bigger space and helps to improve safety.
Complete Closet Design provides creative solutions to maximize, organize, and beautify your garage space. We’ll work with you one-on-one to determine the best design and materials to meet your needs.
Do you like to work on projects in your garage? If working on home projects in your garage is something you enjoy, we can design a functional space for your tools with wall hooks – and we can even equip it with a spacious work surface.
Organizing by season is an excellent method for increasing your garage’s efficiency. We will work with you to identify everyday items that should be readily accessible, and which out-of-season items can be placed on the less accessible, high shelves. Objects like skis and sleds can be stored in those hard-to-reach places during the spring and summer. We can increase the amount of available overhead storage. Keeping lighter items overhead, such as sports equipment, is a great way to free up floor space.
There are various ways to use the wall space in your garage best. We may recommend implementing track systems on your walls to hold lawn and gardening equipment, such as rakes and shovels. This technique is used for all kinds of odd-shaped items. Pegboards are track systems on a smaller scale and can be installed above workstations to hold tools easily.
Bikes take up a tremendous amount of space when not in use. We may use hanging hooks and cleats to hold bikes and scooters or install floating shelves if extra storage is required; however, remember that these can be incompatible with garages featuring concrete walls.
Proper organization will systemize your items and help them stay in the best possible condition. Objects that can’t be stored on a shelf or rack can be placed in more creative spaces. Wall mounts are some of the best available resources for homeowners looking to upgrade their garage storage without sacrificing surface area on the ground.
Make sure to clearly label boxes. Write the name of the category or season the items relate to and tape it on the side of the bin or try writing a summarized list of everything inside the box. Clear boxes are ideal for storage because you can see everything inside. These bins should be stacked on one another and placed inside cabinets or on top of shelves to free up floor space.
The fastest way to free up garage space before you begin your new garage organization is to figure out what items can be tossed. It may be time to sell or donate those old tools that have spent the last few years collecting dust. Once you’ve removed the unnecessary junk in your garage, take note of everything left. Start to sort and categorize your items by priority, from highest importance to lowest.
We have seen some customers who reused their old kitchen cabinets in their garage and realized kitchen cabinets were not meant to withstand the rigors of garage life over time. We will choose the right cabinets and shelves to meet your specific needs that are guaranteed to withstand the test of time.
Complete Closet Design specializes in organizational solutions for all aspects of your home, including garage storage. If you are interested in learning more about beginning the process of upgrading your garage storage and organization, get in touch with our team today and request an estimate.
Call us at 630-626-8234 or contact us online to request a garage storage installation estimate.