Welcome back to the Advanced Garage blog! In many cases, our garages in the Sacramento area have become the proverbial junk drawers of our homes. Not sure where to put something? Throw it in the garage — only to later wonder where said item has gotten to or why your garage is a jumbled mess of disorganization. It’s easy for spaces like our garages to become a mess, especially if you don’t spend a lot of time there. Today on our blog, we are going to give you tips for organizing your garage and keeping it that way.
Install Custom Garage Cabinets
Installing custom garage cabinets isn’t the “solve-all” solution to your organization woes, but it definitely will make a big difference — why else would we offer custom cabinet options? Custom garage cabinets can allow you to not only better organize your garage, but protect your tools, camping gear, decorations, and other odds and ends from dust, dirt, and pests commonly found in garages. Cabinets give you a place for everything and, if you have Advanced Garage install your cabinets, they will look good for years to come, due to highly-durable materials that they are constructed from. Learn more about the possibilities that custom garage cabinets can provide you in your Sacremento home on our website or keep reading to learn more about effective garage organization.
Decide What Isn’t Going in Your Garage
If you are looking at a garage that is technically referred to as “stuffed to the gills,” you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Never fear! You simply need to start somewhere and we suggest deciding what isn’t going to go in your garage. What is and isn’t going to find a space in your garage is entirely up to you. However, there are some items that no one should have in their garage:
- Pet food – a natural pest attractant
- Propane – a fire and safety hazard
- Paint – extreme temperature will ruin it
- Paper goods – another pest attractant
- Fridge – an energy suck, in a non-climate controlled environment a fridge will not only require your appliance to run harder, requiring more energy consumption, but it will also wear your fridge out prematurely
Removing these items may free up a lot of space that you didn’t think you had and allow you to make better use of your garage space!
Map it Out
After you’ve sealed and put the 100 pound bag of dog food inside your home and kicked your extra fridge out of your garage, you can begin to map out the space in your garage. To begin mapping out your garage, ask yourself these questions:
- What do I want to keep in my garage?
- What do I use my garage for?
- What organizational items do I need to achieve my storage goals?
Once you know what you want to have in your garage, it’s time to install custom garage storage! We suggest talking to a garage storage expert at Advanced Garage to not only get advice for organizing your garage, but also to know the possibilities for your space. You may be surprised with how much space our garage storage solutions can give you.
Put it Back Where You Found It
Next, we suggest you adopt the “put it back where you found it” mentality. Though most of us adults have developed healthy habits to keep our spaces clean and organized, it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder. Regularly putting your processions back in their place will not only make you happier, but allow you to better enjoy your investment of money and time spent organizing your garage.
Ready to Have an Organized Garage?
Advanced Garage is in the business of helping homeowners and businesses in the Sacramento area have organized storage spaces. By providing various types of garage storage solutions, Advanced Garage can accommodate a variety of storage needs. Whether your garage is the place where you tinker on your car, store your camping or biking gear, or where you work on your miniature alpaca sculpture project, we have a storage solution for you. Learn more about our custom garage cabinets and the other options we provide on our website!