From last year’s Christmas decor to the kid’s old toys, the garage is a catch-all storage space where we put things we’re not ready to let go of yet. Before you know it, the space is filled to the brim with no room for your car or new things.
You do not want to hide your gleaming garage coatings over a pile of junk, right? So read on to find out how you can reclaim the space in your garage today!
1. Take Inventory of Everything in Your Garage
Taking an inventory of everything in your garage is the first step in taking back this space. This is also the most crucial as this allows you to get a good overview of the things in your garage that you still need and those that you can get rid of.
Divide everything you find into three categories:
- Not sure
Go back to the pile of things you aren’t sure about giving away yet after an hour or two and make your final decision.
You can then choose to donate the things you have decided to give away. Some charities offer curbside pickup for your donated goods, so look for local organizations to contact. You can also post on neighborhood social media groups to let your neighbors have the first pick of your items.
2. Design a Floor Plan
Once you have audited everything in your garage, it’s time to design a floor plan that would work best for you. Divide the space into logical sections, like holiday decorations, tools, and gardening supplies.
This step allows you to easily find what you need when the time comes. One pro tip is to label the shelvings and bins you will use so you are always sure what’s inside them. No more digging around in an opaque plastic bin looking for what you need!
3. Get Things off the Floor
It’s so easy to just throw everything on the floor, right? But that would be the fastest way to eat up your garage floor space. And before you know it, you have no space left to set up a workshop or for your car.
It would be best to keep your garage floor free from clutter. And you know what else elevates your garage floor space? Garage coatings! If you are looking to have a gleaming garage floor that is the envy of your neighbors, we can help you with garage coatings in Frisco!
4. Opt for Vertical Storage
Industrial wire shelving is the perfect option for garages. This way, you will be able to see everything in the open without having to look into cabinets and drawers for what you need.
Industrial wire shelves are also cost-effective yet very durable. You can also easily move them around if you need to reorganize the space.
Don’t forget to get shelving that has lockable wheels for easy movability without sacrificing stability. You can also place rubber bottoms on the legs of your shelves to protect your concrete coating from scratches.
Pegboards on the wall are great for keeping your tools neatly organized!
5. Use Matching Storage Bins
Having the same type of storage bins in the garage is not only aesthetically pleasing but also helps you find things much faster. Eliminate the cluttered look of having different types of storage organizers in the space with matching, uniform storage containers
Save the links to where you purchased the bins you use. This will come in handy the next time you need a new one!
6. Make Use of the Overhead Space
If after filling your walls with neatly organized shelves and racks, you still need more space, why not make use of overhead garage storage systems? They’re the perfect place to store fragile things or items you rarely use.
With ceiling hooks, you can even store your bike to save even more floor space.
High-quality Garage Coatings in Frisco
Once you have reclaimed your garage, if you want to further elevate the space, LS Concrete Coatings can help. A chemical-resistant, slip-resistant garage floor coating can protect your garage’s concrete floor for years to come.
We specialize in durable garage coatings, and with our efficient installation process, your new floor could be ready in as little as a day! A polyurea basecoat and a polyaspartic topcoat in your concrete coating ensure that your garage will look great for years to come.