It seems that Bay Area garages become a dumping ground for everything that you don’t know where to put. There ends up being piles of toys, seasonal decorations, tools, sports equipment, old furniture, and recycling. The question is how to solve this issue using home organization solutions in San Rafael to fit all these things in one area along with cars.
Clean and Organize
The first step is to give the garage a quick clean. It is best to take everything out of the garage to start with an empty area. Before bringing the contents back in, you should go through everything and decide what to keep, throw out, recycle, or donate to a worthy San Rafael cause.
Make a Floor Plan
Measure out the dimensions of your garage and make a floor plan of the area that includes where the windows and doors and switches are. Take note of how much of the area is used up by your car. Then divide up the rest into the zones that you want for your garage’s contents. For example, all the things that are used at the same time, such as yard tools and chemicals, should be together. The bigger items like lawn mowers should be placed in the corner and out of the way. Think about what items are used often like bicycles and place them near the garage door. The seasonal items should be rotated through the seasons in easy to access and out of the way spots. Tools should be put together and organized by function.
Create More Storage Area
Now it is time to think about space organization in your Bay Area home and ways to increase the areas that you can use for storage. Look at using vertical storage. Can the bikes and larger tools be placed on the walls? Is the ceiling high enough to build storage space for seasonal items above the garage door tracks? Look into cabinets, cupboards and shelves. It is a good idea to get a lockable cabinet to keep lawn chemicals and other things that kids shouldn’t have access to out the way for peace of mind. It is possible to purchase entire garage space organization tools that will help you keep everything in its place.
Finish the Floor
Now that you have achieved your home organization goals, for a great looking garage an option is to finish the floor with a coating like paint or epoxy that is applied with a roller or brush. Another option is to cover the floor with tiles or mats that can be moved or removed whenever you want.