The modern man’s garage is filled with everything from handsaws to holiday decorations, leaving little room for cars, projects and additional equipment. The good news is that you can save space without having to get rid of any of your trusted tools. All you need is a little restructuring, so here are six tips to make it possible.
1: Get things off the ground. Nothing will impede your movement like a cluttered floor, and by hanging up your tools or creating storage shelves you can give yourself much more of a workspace.
2: Embrace pegboards. They’re easily shifted, meaning you can re-arrange them as necessary whenever you need to re-organize.
3: Outline your tools on the wall with a washable marker or paint pen. This handy little trick will ensure that you never forget where anything goes, and as a bonus, it’ll free up space on your counter tops and work benches.
4: Use every inch of space. Don’t limit yourself to shelves and drawers; think outside like the box by hanging shower rods against two corners or gluing jar lids under your shelves, giving you hanging containers of nails, screws, et cetera.
5: Use the ceiling. One of the lesser-known tricks of garage storage is going overhead for additional storage. Just install ceiling joists and then slide in as many plastic bins that will fit.
6: Build a fold-out workbench. Do you really need it flat all the time? Free up floor space with a version that can be vertically stored when not in use.