Tips for Proper Storage of Your Tools in the Garage

May 13, 2016

Do you have to walk through an obstacle course to get to your car in your garage? Are you not sure what to do with all the tools and machines that are in your garage, but you don’t know where else to put them? If your answers are YES and YES, you need a storage solution for your garage. Here are some tips to help you out with your storage problems.

Our first tip takes place before you actually start to store. Tip #1 is to sort your stuff. Sorting your items by category, such as seasonal, garden, electrical and so on will make your life a whole lot easier to store and locate when needed. Clutter is organization’s worst enemy, so sorting and categorizing all of your supplies will be super effective both in the long and short run. We also suggest labeling storage containers. This will make it easier for you to find specific items, so you don’t have to actually open boxes while searching for tools.

Tip #2 is to “go vertical”. By this, we suggest that you add storage options that are vertical (going up the walls) and not horizontal (going across the floor). Adding storage cubbies and cabinets vertically will save you a ton of space. It will get your tools off of the floor, making it easier to move around your garage. Just make sure that the storage elements are sturdy enough to handle the weight of your tools. You will feel less cluttered and you will be able to maximize the space in all areas of your garage.

Our final tip is to remove everything from your garage before you reorganize it. This will not only help you realize that a quarter of the stuff or maybe even half of the items in your garage are of no use to you any longer (do you really need the weedwacker you bought in ‘79?) You can create areas where you place all of the things in your garage. One pile for what you want to keep, one pile for what you are thinking of keeping but you may change your mind later, and a final pile of things you want to get rid of. This will not only help you declutter, it will also help you get rid of things you didn’t even know you had.

If you are beginning your spring cleaning now and want to utilize your space and capacity in your garage once and for all, we recommend you take these three tips into consideration. At OnWall Solutions, we love to organize and clear out the clutter. We help our customers re-organize their homes- from kitchens, home offices, mudrooms and even garages, there are solutions for every storage need. For more information or to setup an appointment to meet with one of our organization experts, call us toll free at 1-877-466-9255.