Did you know that only 30% of homeowners use the garage for their cars? The rest just can’t keep their cars inside because there’s too much clutter.
Not that it’s bad to use the garage as an extra storage room, but not using it for its main purpose can have its consequences in the long run. Foremost, it can expose the exterior of your car to wear and tear faster that it’s supposed to.
The garage can also accumulate rubbish where rats and cockroaches can thrive. Keeping your garage organized is a good way to keep pests away from your property. Don’t worry too much about the costs. Here are some tips on how you can organize your garage on a budget.
Install Shelves and Racks
You can install shelves and racks to keep items in your garage organized. Shelves are ideal for storing bottles, paints, containers, nails, screws, and other items. Be sure to use open shelves, so you can easily see what’s stored in them.
Racks can be used to store brooms, mops, large tools, unused wood scraps, and even bikes. You can use both vertical and horizontal racks to maximize space. Vertical racks can be easily installed along the walls, while horizontal racks can be installed on the ceiling.
Use a Variety of Storage Products
Storage products include small to large containers of different shapes. Within your cabinets, you can organize items according to purpose using these containers. To avoid further costs, use discarded containers, such as cookie tins, cartons, bottles, and any type of containers you might find inside the house.
Invest in a Garage Door and Locks for the Windows
Install a garage door for added security. Contact a shop specializing in garage door repair and installation. Ar-Be Garage Doors, Inc. also recommends installing locks for the windows to keep pets and burglars from accessing the garage.