Recaliming your garage begins with organizing it. Organizing your garage begins with sorting through your collection of items. If you do not use an item and have not used it in more than 2 years, you need to seriously consider tossing it, yard selling it, or donating it to a local "charity thrift store" such as Goodwill. Donating these items to Goodwill accomplishes three things. It frees up valuable garage space, it creates a tax deduction that helps when April comes around, and it lets you have the satisfaction knowing that you are helping the needy.
Once you have eliminated the unwanted and un-needed stuff, you should then sperate your items to store into two seperate piles. One pile or collection is made of long-term storage items that are used only once or twice a year. Christmas decorations, beach chairs & umbrellas, and other holiday items are examples of long-term storage.
The second category of storage are those items used weekly or daily. These are items that you frequently use but need to have stored up and off the floor. Examples are bikes, golf clubs, brooms, yard tools, backpacks, and etc.
Now, the new step to reclaiming your garage is the installation of a garage storage system that alows you to store your items in seperate zones for long-term and "frequent use" items. The best method is to store your longterm items on the top of the shelf and to hang your frequently used items under the shelf.
The only garage storage system I know of that provides storage for the garage in this type of configuration is the MONKEY BAR GARAGE STORAGE SYSTEM. This amazing innovation in garage torage technology is totally revolutionizng garage shelving storage and garage organization. You can see this great product at http://www.huntsvillegarageshapeups.com/,