As fall arrives in Portland, many homeowners are moving their outdoor furniture into the garage, purchasing new yard tools, and finding that their garage has suddenly gotten very crowded. No matter the size of your garage, with smart storage solutions your garage can remain functional. Read on for tips on how to store it all!
For items only used a few weeks a year, utilize garage overhead storage shelves anchored two to three feet from the ceiling. Items like holiday decorations, beach toys, and camping gear can be put away for the majority of the year. Be sure to keep the bins labeled so that you can easily find what you need.
There’s nothing worse than not being able to find a tool when you need it. Consider buying a large rolling toolbox and label each drawer with its contents. Or, you can DIY custom garage storage by installing pegboard. With pegboard, you can see all your tools at a glance and make good use of wall space.
If you don’t have a shed, you’ll need to make room inside for outdoor furniture and your grill to prevent rain damage. We recommend partial disassembly if possible to limit the amount of space needed. Store your yard tools separately. Rakes, brooms, hoses, and even leaf blowers can be hung from hooks or pegboard to keep them off the floor and out of the way.
At Larry Myers Garage Doors, we love helping people make the most of their garage. Visit our blog for even more garage storage ideas, garage maintenance tips, and helpful information about different types of garage doors.