If you’re taking advantage of great mortgage interest rates in order to purchase one of the new Chelsea AL homes, you’re sure to end up with a fantastic home that has plenty of storage space. After all, Scotch Homes has a variety of homes with two- and three-car garages, on top of walk-in closets, pantries, and linen closets. As you get settled into your new home — or want to make a fresh start on getting organized — here are some helpful tips to make the most out of your garage space to store and organize just about anything.
First and foremost, make the most of the walls in your garage for vertical storage. A combination of shelving, cabinets, hooks, and peg boards will keep things easy to find and prevent crowding that makes parking more challenging. You’ll also have more floor space for larger items like lawnmowers and larger sporting equipment. Using cabinets and drawers not only makes the space look neater, it also prevents a buildup of dust on items not used frequently.
Strong vertical shelving of any sort is ideal if you have a lot of plastic storage bins for things like toys, sports equipment, and holiday decorations. Shelving units that hold these bins make it easier to access individual bins, rather than having to stack them on top of each other, when you inevitably need the bin on the bottom. Shelving also makes it easy to group smaller items together for easy access.
If you have oddly shaped items, such as weed trimmers, install hooks that can hold them easily and give you quick access. This prevents them from getting damaged, as well. You can also use hooks and some sections of chain to help store hoses, extension cords, and similar items in a neat, orderly fashion. Loop the chain through the wound up hoses and cords and then hang the chain from the hooks.
Similarly, make the most of peg boards to hang a range of tools, such as hammers, utility cords, drills, wrenches, pliers, levels, and so much more. This is particularly useful if you don’t have special storage cases for some of your tools. Rather than a jumble of mixed items in a tool box, put them clearly on display on the peg board so you can find exactly what you need, grouping similar items together.
In fact, grouping items is an important part of garage organization. Whether it’s gardening tools, holiday decorations, painting supplies, pool maintenance, or any other items you store in your garage, make sure each has its own designated space. This way you’re not hunting all over the garage to find things. If you use storage bins and drawers and cabinets, make sure you label them to make things even easier to find.
Don’t forget the ceiling. Most garages are deep enough that there’s still space in the back that isn’t in the way of the garage door. A variety of racks and hanging systems are available for this space, allowing you to store large plastic bins, such as for holiday items you only use once a year, or even for bicycles that can take up a lot of floor space.
Inevitably, there will be tools and other smaller items, like garden gloves, spray paints, etc., that you’ll want to transport outside or to other parts of the house when they’re needed. In this case, keep a caddy or basket by the door so that you can grab the items you need, hopefully in one trip and keep them together, so they can then be easily returned to their proper place once you’re finished.
While you can certainly purchase ready-made storage options for the garages in your Chelsea AL homes, you can also get creative and make some of your own, hanging up the peg board or attaching slats of wood with hooks that allow you to create custom wall storage for things like brooms, mops, rakes, and any variety of tools. The key is to find the storage solutions for what you have and need. Whether you buy or try DIY, an organized garage makes life so much easier.Tags: homes for sale in Chelsea AL, new homes in Chelsea AL
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