Your garage is one of the most useful sections of your home. It’s the perfect place to not only protect your cars, but also store tools, gardening supplies, outdoor recreational equipment, seasonal decorations, and so much more. Because it offers so much useful storage space, it’s all too easy to let things get out of hand. GarageVac cares about helping you keep your space cleaned up and convenient, which is why we created our innovative compact vacuum cleaner. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing a few ways you can better organize your space and maximize your storage. Try it out on your own space and don’t forget to shop our collection of garage vacuum cleaners today!
Utilize Garage Cabinets
If you store things in your garage, you need garage cabinets, plain and simple. Whether you’re storing extra items from inside your home or spare parts from your last project, keeping those materials off the floor and inside a set of cabinets is key to protecting them from dirt and pests. A way to close up your materials is especially important if you have kids and you want to keep them away from sharp tools or poisonous or toxic materials like fertilizer or pesticides. There are a lot of simple, pre-made cabinets on the market that you can choose from, or you always have the option of custom building the exact kind of storage that you need.
Try Wall Organizers
One of the best ways to maximize your garage storage is to utilize all of that empty wall space! You can use hooks, pegboard, pulley systems, and much more to keep clutter off of the floor without storing it out of sight where you’re bound to forget it. Wall mounting is a particularly great storage solution for items that are big but not bulky, such as rakes, shovels, and other seasonal or gardening tools. As long as you keep everything in its place, you will no longer have to worry about tripping or accidentally running over anything left on the floor.
Install Overhead Storage
Almost all garages have overhead space to spare, especially if you have a compact or low-profile car. There are a few engineering challenges to adding overhead storage – you need to make sure that it is safe and sturdy enough for whatever you plan to use it for – but it’s a fantastic way to keep everything at eye-level free of clutter. The “out of sight, out of mind” storage method can be dangerous for those who are inclined to shop, but overhead storage is perfect for the big and bulky materials you only need once a year, like holiday decorations.
Try a Foldable Workbench
If you use your garage for more than just storing your car, chances are good that you need space to work. A workbench offers a valuable surface for whatever projects you may have, but it also eats up valuable space. Try a foldable, wall-mounted workbench for the best of both worlds! You can have a work table when you need it, and snugly store it away when you don’t, so you can still use your garage as it was meant to be used: to protect your car.
Get a Compact Vacuum
One of the most important tools in your garage can also be hard to handle. A garage vacuum cleaner offers a great way to clean your car and your space, but many models today are difficult to store, being awkwardly shaped, too large, or both. GarageVac solves the puzzle of convenience versus utility with our expertly designed compact vacuum cleaner! Our models are just 29 inches tall, 9 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, and you can choose from a surface- or flush-mounted system. Install your GarageVac inside one of your new cabinets without hassle or mount it right where you need it with just four screws. It will keep all the cleaning and detailing tools you need easily within reach while letting you utilize the rest of your space.
With a few additions and adjustments, you can make your garage into a place that is truly useful rather than overcrowded. Cabinets can help protect objects from dust and pests — or protect kids from dangerous materials. Wall hooks and overhead storage can help you finally find a good place for big tools or gear you only use occasionally, and a foldable workbench can give you the space you need for projects without hampering the usability of your garage. The easiest step to take? Replacing your big and bulky shop vac with a compact vacuum from GarageVac. We have designed our garage vacuum cleaners to be sleek and easy to use, with an integrated tool caddy, an extendable hose, and much more. Find the right GarageVac for you and order today!