any householders are using their garage storage ineffectively. Rather than using it as a solution to their storage problems, the garage is often used as a dumping ground for household items that are waiting to be repaired, waiting to go to the recycling centre or haven't yet found their place in the house itself. Creating effective storage systems in the garage can be a great way to maximize the space and the way it is used.
Reclaiming the Space Part of the problem in siphoning off household items into the garage is that it often transforms the space into an 'elephant's graveyard', where old goods come to die. Householders who are guilty of this fail to see the garage as an extension of the home. Instead it becomes a vacuum to be filled as and when required. However, just because there are no people living in that space, it doesn't mean it shouldn't be treated with respect. Organizing aspects of the garage, such as tool storage, can open up further space to be utilized for other things.
The first stage in reclaiming garage space is to organize a 'cull'. This means ruthlessly looking at what is stored there and deciding just what can go. Items that are surplus to requirement can be donated to charity, sold as part of a garage sale or sold on online auction sites such as eBay. Often there are items in garages that are inconvenient to move. If that is the case, charities are able to arrange pick-up and anything sold online can have that proviso attached.
Maximizing the Space Once the bulk of the surplus has been cleared, it is then time to structure that which remains. This is where garage storage systems such as tool storage racks can come into their own. Most of the remaining items should be packed into clearly labeled boxes. However, it is items that are frequently used - such as tools - that will benefit most from storage kits.
Storage kits are often able to utilize space that is otherwise redundant. While many garages have a shelf or two, there are many storage systems that make efficient and maximum use of any hanging space available. With each tool or item that is hung up, more floor space becomes available. At this juncture, the garage is no longer just a dumping ground but an extension of the home, and can be used for home storage as well as those items that need to be kept out of the house itself. Garages that use these systems to enhance home organization often act as a convenient place to store other goods, such as camping or skiing equipment - items that are not used often, but can otherwise take up a lot of space.
Once the space is organized, many householders are astounded to find just how much space they actually own. There can be space to carry out hobbies, incorporate other household items - such as freezers - to maximize home storage and, in some instances, householders may even find they have space in which to park their car!
Stephen Richards - StorageMAKER's garage storage kits are specifically designed for organisation and storage systems. Industrial shelving, bike racks and garage hooks are all included in these kits.
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