You can probably fit more in your garage than you think you can, but that doesn't mean you have unlimited space. Whether you have a small garage or large vehicles that take up the majority of the area, you can still find room for your storage needs. Of course, you'll want to make the most of the space you have to ensure you can store all of your belongings. Check out these garage organization tips sure to make your compact space go a long way:
Use multi-purpose pieces
Storage tools that can only be used with one item are a bit of a waste. Multi-functioning items, on the other hand, do a lot of work. Tools and devices meant to help organize a variety of objects allow you to customize and reorganize your garage based on your specific needs. For instance, Flow Wall's Three-Piece Deluxe Workstation is versatile, allowing you to use it for just about anything. Mix paint, prepare your tool box and fix a broken toy on the workstation countertop. You can store all of your basic tools in the bins, place your toolbox on a shelf or fill your cabinets with paint. This storage system is yours to customize and use for any project.
Put things in their proper place
It's easy to get unorganized in a small space if you don't put your belongings away after use. A little bit of clutter will seem more cumbersome because you don't have a lot of room to begin with. Keep your garage organized by always returning your tools to their original spots. That way, the next time you go to use it, the item you need will be right where you think it is. Of course, you can design your storage system to make maintaining your organization easy.
Flow Wall's Magnet Hook is a metal strip that holds a 22-inch magnet and fits into your storage system's wall panel. You can keep your hammer, screwdrivers wrench, etc., on the magnet for easy access. The magnet holds metal objects sturdily in place. All you have to do to use the objects is peel them off the wall. Putting your tools away is super simple as well, as you just have to stick your hammer to the magnet.
When you have limited space, you can't afford to waste any of it with poor organization practices. If you just toss a bunch of stuff in your wall cabinet willy-nilly, you'll likely create gaps that could have been filled with more items. The idea is to fit as much as possible in the space you have. Start by sorting your objects by purpose. For example, all of your paint supplies can go in one part of the garage while sporting goods may stay in another. After that, store items of similar shape together, such as boxes with other boxes. You can store paint cans together because they're all cylinders, but avoid putting boxes and cans together.
Make use of the space on your wall panel too. If the entire thing isn't filled with wall cabinets, add some storage hooks, shelves and bins to hold the tools that don't fit well into a cabinet. For example, you can hang a coiled cord on a hook rather than placing it on a shelf – doing so will take up less space and keep your garage organized.