Every homeowner should stop thinking of the garage as a dumping ground for all the things we don’t know what to do with and start looking at it as a useful, accessible storage area. It is often the main entrance to the house.
The garage has the unfortunate reputation as the black hole of the home. The place where things are put and never seen again. And because garages can house everything from cars to paint cans, it can get dirty.
Even though a little dirt is expected in a garage, keeping up a basic level of tidiness should be an easy, attainable goal. Getting everything off the floor should be the first step. Using ceiling and walls the second. Overhead storage racks make excellent use of ceiling space to store seasonal items in plastic bins, and even hang bikes and other gear with hooks. As well, a wall organizing system will maximize and allow you to also hang bikes but perhaps more importantly all those long handle tools like shovels and rakes. Not to mention all the sporting equipment and gardening implements you can imagine. Remember to recycle, donate or sell all the items you no longer need. Keep only the things you have used over the past 12 months or are planning to use in the near future. Otherwise, get rid of everything else. It will help make room for your vehicles, carve out a space for a workshop maybe, and create a smartly organized storage space.