Mountains of snow on the horizon imply that shovels, snow blowers, skis and more are all about to come out of the woodwork. Prepare suitably for the daily use of winter equipment and gear by becoming your garage in tip-top shape today. An organized garage that functions as a functional storage space will keep everything you need at hand, allowing you to proceed through tasks and errands together with ease and efficiency. By following the below tips from the pros optimize your garage area.
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Plan accordingly. Prior to making any movement, rate your space carefully. Even in the event that you would like to do the dirty work yourself, you might want to call in a professional simply to help you create a working eyesight. “You want to know exactly what your private storage requirements are, and then design your garage accordingly to fit your needs,” says Jeff Murphy, president of Murphy and Co.. Design. “It’s amazing what a good design can do to the quality of life in your garage.”
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Prevent general floor storage. First rule of thumb: Keep the garage flooring as clear as you can. “Snow melting off your vehicle will make anything left out moist and muddy,” says Rozalia Kiss, design manager at transForm.
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Work your walls. Use all of the wall space available; this not only keeps things off the floor, but also leaves optimum space for your vehicle. “Consider a wall track system to hang shovels and other tools in an easy-to-reach location from the garage door,” says Kiss. “For heavy, bulky items such as winter sports equipment, put in heavy garage shelving with metal stiffeners.”
Look up for storage. Running from wall space? Utilize the ceiling. “There are many great businesses that specialize in easy garage storage, such as overhead storage that could mount on your current ceiling,” Murphy says.
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Consider creating a equipment closet. Murphy suggests creating a committed sports or equipment closet from a room accessed straight from the garage. “These spaces are a bigger closet with shelves and open storage, which works great for unloading children’ sports items right out of a car into an area where it doesn’t matter if it becomes wet or dirty,” he says. “This chamber is typically heated the like the home.”
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Hang stands for skis and snowboards. “Mounting a ski or snowboard rack on the wall is really a nice way to keep the clutter down from the garage,” says Murphy. “It allows for a committed place to keep them off the floor and from the way of tipping over.”
Maintain sand and salt at hand. Use sliding wire baskets or put in a tilt-out hamper for simple access to sand, salt as well as (well-wrapped) birdseed. “This also helps to keep them protected, stored and off the floor all winter,” says Kiss.
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Install motion-sensor-activated and battery-powered LED lighting. You will never know when a winter storm might challenge your electricity, so it’s best to be ready. “Motion-sense-activated and battery-powered LED lights help you find supplies in the event of a power outage and can be easily mounted under cabinets to light countertops, and set up in drawers and closets,” says Kiss.