Your vehicles need it more desperately, and you’re using the functional and storage space much more than during the warmer seasons.
With the constant use, harsh temperatures, condensation, dirt, and cramped space your garage could use a little love and some organization.
Today we’re sharing 5 tips for helping your garage do its job more efficiently and serve the needs of your family more effectively.
How To Organize Your Garage This Winter
Ditch Floor Storage
During the winter months, you’ll be tracking in so much snow, ice, water, and mud.
It’s going to fall off your car and onto your concrete garage floor. It will spread and dirty anything that’s on your garage floor. Look around and see what’s currently being stored on the floor of your garage.
Can it go somewhere else? Can it be thrown away? Placed on a shelf or hook?
Even if you don’t have a space for it yet, do your best to get it off the floor when the winter weather arrives.
Use Your Walls
Install shelving as deep as you can. You can buy shelving systems or opt for DIY shelving options.
Then grab a stack of plastic bins or organizers and begin moving everything into categorized bins along the shelves.
Racks & Hooks
Hang everything you possibly can with easy to install hooks.
Pegs or hooks are incredibly helpful for your yard tools like shovels, rakes, brooms, hoses, ladders, and other tools.
Think outside the box and consider tying small cords with loops to other garage essentials so they can also be hung from hooks around the garage.
The popular storage option now are hanging cubbies or shelves.
Depending on how tall your garage maybe you can mount a large shelf or row of cubbies that can easily store things like Christmas Decorations or seasonal tools and needs that spend most of the year in storage.
Keep Winter Needs Accessible
Instead of storing your salt, sand, shovel, plow, or other winter needs in big boxes or the front of your driveway consider ways to make it more accessible.
Maybe pour your buckets of salt into a larger plastic container and buy a few scoops or smaller buckets to make it easier for everyone to help with salting the walkways.
Move shovels, snow blowers, and plows to the end of the garage so they can be used without pulling cars in and out.
Some people even move their gloves, coats and hats to hooks above their snow removal gear so they can quickly access everything they need when the snow begins to fall.
We still have several months of winter ahead, so take a little time this Saturday to optimize your garage storage and use.
If you have special garage needs like epoxy flooring or concrete repair call or contact us at Hard Rock Concrete Coatings for a free consultation – even in the winter!