You might feel completely swamped and overwhelmed by your cluttered garage. The next step you need to take is to clean it up – but where should you start? Here’s some tips as prepared by the garage space wizards at Garage Door Repair Chicago on how to improve the layout of your garage interior.
Assessing the contents of your garage
Before you finalize your plan, take a solid inventory of what’s in your garage. Ask yourself whether you want to use your garage to park your car, to keep a fridge or freezer, or a place to keep your workshop materials. What storage items do you keep in your garage? And is there anything you keep in your garage that you can give away to charity or throw in the garbage or recycling?
Imagining your ideal garage layout
By using the Gladiator website, you can design a full garage plan in either 2 or 3 dimensions. You start from an empty garage template, input the garage size parameters, and any access areas like doors and windows, as well as lighting. Then you add the items you want to keep in the garage according to their specific measurements. This will take between 30 and 45 minutes of your time – this is a fantastic way to figure out exactly what your ideal garage can look like.
Organization and Shelving
Make a list of what sorts of shelving and appliances you want to keep in your garage including hook and wall hangers, storage boxes, metallic or wooden shelving, and hooks for gardening tools. It’s important to visualize in 3 dimensions so you can get a picture on how much storage room is left above doors – or even an idea if you can install a loft or mezzanine level. If you have a stairwell leading to the basement from the garage, think about how you can utilize this space for keeping things that you only use a few times a year like spare tires or holiday decorations.