I know. Garage storage…it often times does seem like mission impossible. But it doesn’t have to be. Of course, let’s be realistic and at the same time, let’s set some standards. By storage we don’t mean the random flinging of items not immediately needed. We are referring to the ORGANIZED placement of all of your items, so it can be retrieved quickly and easily without risk to life and limb.
Garage Organization System
The essence of being able to store your belongings in a neat, orderly and rational fashion is having a plan.
Creating that garage storage plan is an exercise in common sense, tempered by experience. Creating the system to implement the plan effectively and economically is the purview of an expert…such as those who may be found designing garage storage systems at The Closet Works, Inc.
First, we need to do a survey.
What are we going to store? We have all kinds of strange and wonderful things that inhabit our garages. First, there may be a car or two in there so we need to create a garage storage system that does not jeopardize the integrity of the bodywork or paint jobs of said vehicles. We want to make sure that getting to our stuff does not either endanger the vehicles in question or those seeking to retrieve that container of Gorilla Glue or the beach paraphernalia that we haven’t had our hands on since last summer.
Second, we need to know what we are storing.
We have to look at all of the types of things we are storing, their size, weight and danger factor (Sharp? Chemicals? Paints or solvents? Power driven?) We need to keep hazardous materials out of the hands of kids or anyone for that matter who may do harm or bodily injury should they have easy access to something from the dangerous category. We need to account for clearances, door swings, shelf capacities, spans, floor clearance, floor slope, hobby requirements (tool bench, potting area, workshop space, sporting goods, etc.), all of the things that we need to get to when we need to use them and all the while facilitating not only the use, but actually finding those things in the first place.
If this sounds like a project that you are better off not attempting at home alone, well, good! Then you get it…time to call the experts at The Closet Works for a garage storage approach that will make your garage the envy of the neighborhood!