Custom Storage Solutions in Bucks County
5 steps to solving all your garage storage issues
The garage often serves as a dumping ground for old paint, broken toys, and boxes of clothes awaiting a ride to the local thrift store. Luckily, with the right storage set-up in your Bucks County garage, your vehicle doesn’t have to squeeze into its dedicated space or sit outside in the driveway.
If it’s starting to feel like there’s no storage space left in your house, the solution to your storage woes may be as close as your garage. We know that it’s probably already cluttered, housing your tools and gardening gear, and maybe even your car, but the average garage can fit more boxes and bins than just about any other space in the house. It may be a messy catchall right now, but with some planning, you can turn the garage into an efficient, well-organized household storage facility.
The process begins with clearing out the clutter and ends with implementing smart storage ideas suited to your needs. Controlling the chaos starts right now!
Step 1: Visualize the possibilities
Avoid the common mistake of hastily throwing organizational products at the mess but instead, start with a little strategy. Imagine what the space will look like when it’s cleaned out and how nice it will feel to drive into each time you come home. This image will inspire you. Start to visualize what will go where. Group like items together in your head: gardening area, holiday decorations, sports equipment, etc.
Step 2: Take everything out
Start by emptying out the garage. Carefully carry everything out of the garage and lay it down. It may be a good idea to purchase a tent or overhead covering to temporarily house the contents of your garage if this will be a full weekend project. Group things into categories. Clean out the entire space by sweeping and maybe even a fresh coat of paint.
Step 3: Decide what to keep or toss
Cleaning day is a great time to check the condition of the usefulness of the items you have stored in your garage. Put aside anything that’s broken or simply not needed anymore. Group those items you’re eliminating into four piles: toss, recycle, donate, or sell. After you’ve whittled down the contents of your garage, sort what’s left into groups.
Step 4: Assess your storage needs
Refer now to the plan you made in Step 1. Make lists of the type of storage you will need. Assess what type of storage you will need to make everything fit. It may be time to consider, at this point, hiring a custom closet company to build storage for you.
Step 5: Get what you need
While there are lots of garage storage ideas, not everything is going to work for you and your family. You need a garage storage system that will allow you to find your stuff and still leave room for your car. Hiring a pro to finish this part of the job for you is most likely your safest bet. It’s not as expensive as you may think to hire a custom closet company to come out and design the exact storage you need.