While a garage is generally a place to store your vehicles, many homeowners also use it to store tools, lawn care equipment, bicycles, out-of-season patio furniture, and sports equipment. Without an organizational plan, your garage can quickly become an overloaded, untidy mess. Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale has tips to help you transform your garage into a usable, efficient storage space.
A Ceiling Storage System provides shelving that hangs from the garage ceiling, freeing up space on the floor. It’s a great way to store seasonal items, such as holiday decorations, golf clubs, and kayaks. The shelving is easy to raise and lower as needed. A pegboard wall system can store tools, gardening implements, and other supplies; if you need extra storage space, consider a flipboard-style system with multiple pegboards attached to the wall with hinges, allowing you to flip through your tools like pages of a book. Wall storage can also be customized to hold garden hoses, ladders, and other larger items.
If your garage is overloaded and doesn’t provide adequate space for you to fully open your car doors, cut a foam pool noodle in half and attach it to the wall to protect both the car and the wall.
If you have one car in a two-car garage, consider converting the empty space into a home office or gym. Epoxy flooring creates an attractive, easy-to-clean surface that instantly adds an updated look to the garage.
New technology enables you to open, close, and check the door status of your garage right from your smartphone. If your current opener is old, consider updating to a wireless opener. The cost is comparable to a regular opener, and connects to your wifi. Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale is happy to organize and update your garage for you. Call for a consultation today.
Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale
245 W. Roosevelt Road #69
West Chicago, IL