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Garage storage ideas

A garage is often the area of the home where clutter accumulates and piles up. Usually, it’s the place where Christmas decorations are kept and where garden furniture is housed once summer is over. In order to turn a garage into a more usable space, a little organisation is needed.

Arranging your garage space

Create a garage workshop

If you want to set up a workshop at home, the garage is the natural choice. Aside from being a place where tools are commonly kept, it provides a space away from the house where you can work without distraction. With a dedicated work space like this, you can embark on all sorts of home improvement projects and hobby-related activities.

Adding a garage freezer

Having a bulky freezer in the kitchen can take up valuable room, so keeping it in an outhouse or garage area may be a better option. However, before you make the move, you’ll need to be sure that it can run in this sort of environment. Typically, freezers work in conditions no colder than 10°C, but some models are able to endure lower temperatures.

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Garage zones

To make your garage a more usable space, consider dividing it up into zones of organisation. You could allocate areas for items such as sports equipment, garden tools and decorating materials. By doing this you’ll always be able to find what you need.

Organising your tools

From toolboxes and wall cabinets to storage bins and shelves, there is no shortage of ways in which you can store and organise your tools. They can be arranged in size order, by function or even colour coded for at-a-glance readiness. Even if you don’t have any space to hang them up, make sure they’re located somewhere that’s easy to find.

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Garage storage ideas

Pegboard for tools

One way to free up space in your garage is to install a pegboard on the wall for hand tools. These can be used to keep all your frequently used tools neatly organised and within easy reach. When placed on a pegboard, tools are clearly visible and more accessible.

Shelving units

Turn you garage into an orderly space with shelving units and storage racks. Whether you need a place for your garden tools, sports gear or DIY equipment, a shelving unit fits the bill. There are many types to choose from, including plastic units that are easy to assemble and metal frameworks for heavier loads.

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Storage boxes

Storage boxes are a good starting point for getting your garage organised. Label them with what’s inside so you know which things go where. For seasonal storage or seldom-used items, opt for sealable boxes that offer sturdy protection from the elements all-year round.

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Wall-mounted bike racks

Bikes can be awkward to store, especially if you own more than one. With a wall-mounted bike rack, you can tuck them neatly away so they’re easily accessible but also contained and out of the way.

Christmas decorations storage

After the frenzy of Christmas is over, it’s time to pack away the decorations for another year. Once boxed up, they’re likely to stay in storage till November, so it’s important to keep them safe, dry and in good condition. Using plastic tubs with tight-fitting lids is often preferable to cardboard boxes, as these can better withstand a harsher garage environment.

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More help and inspiration

Laundry room ideas

Make the most of your laundry room.

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Storage ideas

Storage solutions to organise your home.

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Creative conservatory ideas

Customise your conservatory.

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Kit out your garage

DIY tools and accessories.

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