Your garage is one of the most used – and most useful – parts of your home. From storage to side projects, it serves many purposes. Make the most of it by making sure you have all the right tools at hand. Here at GarageVac, we want to make sure you have what you need right within reach, which is why we designed our innovative wall-mounted vacuum cleaner to provide you with the suction power you want without bulky parts or hoses. Continue reading to learn what other garage tools you need to get more done and order your GarageVac today!
1. Fire Extinguisher
Safety first! Aside from the kitchen – and your living room when you keep your Christmas tree a little too long – your garage is one of the rooms most susceptible to fire. There’s likely to be oil and gasoline, electricity, and flammable materials in close proximity, although hopefully you keep a clean workspace and take steps to keep these materials separate. Even if you do make safety a priority, it’s better to have a fire extinguisher and not need it than the other way around.
2. A Socket Set
Even if you’re not an at-home mechanic, there are a lot of projects around the house that probably use metric hex and star fasteners. Even investigating small fixes for the lawn mower or dryer will probably require specific socket sizes, and, inevitably, different socket sizes. Save yourself a trip to the hardware store every time you start a new project and get a socket set. It will have a variety of sockets that will likely work for most projects, and you can find adapters and extension bars to make them work with whatever other tools you already use, like an impact wrench.
3. Impact Wrench
An impact wrench is only really applicable if you like to work on your own car, but if you are mechanically inclined, an impact wrench can help you do more, faster. Change your own flat, rotate your tires, or swap out seasonal tires faster and easier, whether you prefer an electric or pneumatic impact wrench. It will also make removing those lug nuts a breeze, especially the ones your last mechanic tightened with a little too much gusto.
4. Drip Pan
If you like to work on your own car, even if it is just simple tasks like changing the oil or cleaning the engine, then you owe it to yourself to buy a drip pan. Having one on hand is better than hoping you remembered to save a flattened cardboard box for your next project, and a specifically designed drip pan with a raised lip is going to be far more effective at saving you from spills. You can work without worrying about messy, slippery floors, and once you’re done, you can easily pour any spilled oil into a recycling bottle.
As we’ve discussed on this blog before, storage is absolutely essential to a useful garage. Even if you’re not the “fix-it” type and you don’t often work in your garage, chances are good that you use it for storage. From seasonal tools and decorations to gardening implements and pest control materials, there is a lot that ends up crowding your car. The right kind of storage can help you keep your space neat, clean, and easy to navigate, not to mention ensuring you still have room to park. Check out our blog on garage storage solutions for ideas on how to better organize your space!
Take the first step toward a cleaner, more space-efficient garage today with a compact vacuum cleaner from GarageVac! It’s bound to become one of the most useful tools in your garage, which we’ll discuss in more detail in part two of this series. If you’re ready to tackle messy projects, detail your own car, and more, then our innovative wall-mounted vacuum cleaner design is a great solution. Keep an eye on this blog to learn about even more essential tools to have in your garage and order your GarageVac today!