By Garage Shapeups Expert Guest Author: Josh Bryant
The organization of the garage requires careful planning and preparation in order to be successful. With so many options available to us today, it can become confusing trying to determine which type of organization system would work best in the area you have to work with. While the type of organization system is up to the person, below are some pointers to help you avoid some common mistakes.
Measure and measure again
Often times we see a system we would love to have in our garage. We are very quick to measure the length of the walls, the height of the ceilings and take special note of any windows, electrical plugs and doors that may be present. However, we often times don't take into consideration the space our car takes up in the garage. While this may not be an issue in a larger garage, it is crucial when you have limited space to work with.
To help eliminate this problem, remove everything from your garage. If not everything, at least one side of the garage allowing you to pull the largest car you own in and park it as you would normally. Follow this by closing the garage door to make sure you have allowed ample space to walk around the back.
Now, take your handy dandy pencil and paper out and measure again. Only this time, you will want to measure the distance from the car to the wall. Keep in mind that extra room will be needed to allow for the door to be opened. If you are planning on installing ceiling storage, measure from the top of the car to the bottom of the garage roof. This will give you exact measurements on the system you can purchase.
With these measurements in hand you are ready to embark on your mission to get your garage organized. I would suggest starting your project by utilizing the internet for ideas, deals and viewing the wide variety of garage organization systems on the market today.
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By Garage Shapeups Expert Guest Author: Josh Bryant
In North Alabama, like everywhere else, organizing the garage can be an overwhelming task for many people. It is the area in the home where all the "stuff" we don't have a place for ends up. If your garage has spiraled out of control, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of a very large group of people just like yourself. Garage Shapeups is North Alabama's most trusted name in garage storage and garage organization.
The best approach I have seen to getting the garage, or any unorganized room for that matter, organized is following one simple rule:
Organize Your Garage In Baby Steps
The most common mistake people make when trying to get an area organized is trying to do it all at once. While this approach may have some short term success, it usually falls off after a very short time and ends up in the same shape it was. In fact, if you take the "get-r-done" approach it will usually end worse than it originally was after a short period of time.
Keep in mind that your garage didn't get this cluttered or unorganized overnight. It most likely is a buildup of several months or years. Expecting that you will be able to have it organized and clutter free in a day is only setting yourself up for failure.
The first thing you need to do is make a plan. If your garage isn't very unorganized, you can go directly to researching which type of organization system you are going to purchase. For the rest of us, we have to start at a much earlier step. Select an area in the garage you are going to start with, such as a corner, a particular shelve or cabinet. Set your watch or timer and dedicate 30 minutes or an hour to work on this one particular area and get it organized. Throw away the things that need to be thrown away and start piles where you organize things of the same time. When your time is up, stop working on the garage for that day.
Continue this process until you have your garage items neatly organized into stacks and the clutter is gone. Once you have reached this point, you are ready to look at organization systems. These range from wall storage, hanging storage to shelves. Measure your area and draw out exactly what you are going to purchase.
Once you have your organization system in place, follow the same process as you did when you were removing the clutter. Once you have your garage completely organized, your work isn't over. Now you have to keep it that way. The easiest way to do this is to make a schedule, picking a day where you will "tidy" up everything. Depending on how much you use your garage, this could be weekly or monthly.
In summation, the most important thing to remember is Organize Your Garage In Baby Steps. it will save you time in the long run and help you to keep your garage organized once you have everything in order.
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North Alabama Garage Organization: Overhead Garage Storage Racks - The Secret Space You Never Think to Use
By Guest Expert Author: William Rigby
Attention Huntsville and North Alabama Homeowners., If you want to know where the secret space in your garage is that nobody ever thinks to use? I'll tell you, but first you are going to need some overhead garage storage racks. There is a clue to where this space is. Have you figured it out yet?
The answer is simple. Go into your garage and stand in the middle of it. It may take you a minute or more to get to the middle of your garage if it full on stuff all over the floor. Okay, now look straight up. See all that empty space that you can use?
It's been there the whole time. And practically nobody ever uses that space for storage. Probably because they don't know how to make use of it.
How do you make use of all that lovely empty space up there?
You simply use some overhead garage storage racks.
These racks can either be of the permanently mounted from the ceiling or there are some that use a pulley to raise and lower the rack from the floor.
Stationary mounted racks will require you to get out a ladder and climb up and down to put stuff and remove stuff from this type of rack.
A rack that uses a pulley system is much easier. You can lower and raise it from the ground. This eliminating having to use a ladder. For those of us not to thrilled about heights, this is the way to go.
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By Expert Guest Author: John Lismo
No body can live with dirty and survive it over time. No matter where your garage may be situated, once you leave it to dirty and other micro organism and insects, you are probably going to live in fear. A lot of things that may be growing and training themselves in the garage can not co-exist with human beings and even if they can, it is messy.
The importance of keeping a clean garage is neglected by most home owners. Some see it as if it were never an important task to undergo. Nurturing this thought, they may have left the garage for a very long time and may even cancel any thought that says 'pick something from the garage'. At a point you will notice that it is not only that there is noting nothing to pick from the garage but the fear of stepping into such dungeon.
A well organized and clean garage appeals to the eye. And garage cleaning is a good exercise to practice. While you may engaged with several other activities and always run at the thought of cleaning your garage, in the next few minutes I will show how simple and easy you should clean that garage and organize it again.
Arrange the items- You might take out a time or period and bring all there is in your garage, perhaps early in the morning so you won't have any discouraging thought or feel tired. Separate your tools from their supporting equipment and sort every item in the order of importance. Bring out everything and replace misplace items. All items belonging to one group or used for a particular purpose should be kept together. Remember there are no wastes; every thing you decide to throw away can actually be recycled. Some items can be kept in the floor while others will require other places. Keep them aside until you decide and get enough containers built.
Separate according to usage- The use of certain items are seasonal while others are required frequently. There should be a special rack to hang lawn maintenance tools and other items to keep them accessible and yet out of the way. If it is winter place snow blowers, ice scrapers, snow shovels and also skis, snowboards and sleds together. Items required during warm seasons should be kept in a separate cabinet. At the beginning of every season, bring out as much items as are required for that season and make them readily available. Other items as well should be kept in a separate cabinet where they will be safe and not constitute harm to anybody.
Create a space- You need enough space in your garage. While cleaning and organizing your garage, you should try to create enough space that can accommodate a table or bench, especially if you use your garage for workshop. Also consider relocating your trash bin nearer to the garage so you can easily throw trashes away without keeping them your garage.
Garage Storage Organization in Huntsville and Madison starts with a phone call to Garage Shapeups. They help organize garages by installing garage storage systems including Garage Storage Cabinets, Heavy Duty Garage Shelving, Overhead Garage Storage Racks, Garage Slat Wall, and Garage Flooring.
By Guest Author: Aaliyah Arthur
The garage is not the first place you think of when it comes to thinking about beautiful organization. Just because your garage cabinets aren't always in your field of vision doesn't mean that they can't have personality, though! Customizing your storage and organizers can help you to feel more eager to clear up clutter, and it doesn't have to take a week on DIY websites to make it happen! Here are five quick ways to make your storage system totally your own:
1. Lighten things up with lights.
Adding a lighting system to your garage cabinets can make it easier to see what has been stored, and it can help brighten up a dark, bland space. The best part about adding lights is that, when it comes to installing lighting, the options are endless! You can go all in by adding track lighting in dark spaces or corners, or start simple by adding battery operated stick-on lights directly to the inside of doors.
2. Add custom shelving or work tables.
Need to hide the kids' basketballs and soccer balls during the offseason? Installing wire shelving in your garage cabinets can get them out of the way and safely stored from mold and moisture. If you need a workspace for your side gig or hobby, placing a tabletop across a low shelving system can give you a great new workspace or desk.
3. Update the fixtures and knobs.
Doing a simple update on the handles, knobs, and fixtures of your cabinet doors and drawers can give them a totally custom feel (without spending a lot of money). The best part is, these are the easiest customizations to install yourself. It's something you can knock out in an afternoon after a trip to the local hardware store.
4. Freshen up with a new coat of paint.
Much like your cabinets in your home, the garage cabinets can also always use an update with a coat of paint. Head to the Internet for some awesome ideas, or just pop into your local hardware store for samples to help jumpstart your creativity.
5. There can always be more... or less!
Renovating the entire storage system can be a great way to make sure your storage needs are taken care of as things change in your home and life. Updating a shelving system to account for stored baby furniture, seasonal clothing, or even important documents you want out of the way is an easy way to refresh the look.
Now, thanks to numerous home improvement blogs and their great ideas, every room of the house can be freshened up and made to reflect your personal style, including the garage! Updating your garage cabinets to make them totally yours can help liven the space up and make it another beautiful place in your home instead of just an afterthought. We can't wait to see your customizations!
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By Guest Expert Author: Lloyd Pinto
The garage is usually one of the most cluttered areas of one's house and in most cases does not receive as much attention as the rest of the house. The only time most people see their garage is when they are either parking their car or taking the car out for a drive. It usually ends up as a dumping ground for most of the unused stuff in the house. Huntsville Garage Shapeups is here to help you organize your garage with the best shelving and storage options.
It does not however need to remain that way. Various kinds of Garage Shelving systems are now available in the market. These shelving systems can help you easily organize your clutter and utilize your garage space very efficiently.
Wall mounted garage shelving systems are a popular choice. Since most of the floor space is obviously utilized by your car, these units are mounted on the wall to make the best use of the available space. These shelving units are generally made of steel and are very sturdy. They are very handy for storing all kinds of garage supplies and other tools and equipment lying around in your garage.
One of the variants of these shelving systems includes a foldable workbench. They can be used as and when required and folded back into the unit when you don't need them. You can either get one unit or have several units side by side at the same level. These units also have hooks for hanging your bicycles, helmets and other accessories. The hooks are generally coated with vinyl so that they don't damage your bicycle or any other equipment that you hang on these hooks.
These shelving systems can be installed on all kinds of walls, whether it is wood or cement. The width and height of these units can also be customized to your specific requirements. If you are not good with assembly, then you should ideally get professional help to set up your garage shelving system.
Before you decide to purchase a wall mounted garage shelving system, you will need to first take stock of the equipment in your garage that you need to organize. Once you categorize all the items that need to be stored, you will get a better idea of how much storage space you are going to need. This will help you to select the right size of the shelving unit. Once all your items in the garage are neatly organized, you will have much more cleaner and spacious looking garage.
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By Garage Shapeups Expert Guest Author: William Garvin
Quick Tips for garage organization and storage.
1. Move out
Completely clean out the garage and move it into the driveway or yard. Go through each item and decide when was the last time you used it. It's a good idea to organize your items into 3 groups at this time. Frequently used items should be quickly accessible in the garage on low storage, items that you use occasionally should be stored higher and more out of the way and items you haven't used it in over a year, get rid of them.
2. MAKE A PLAN
Your garage is an expensive room but most people don't treat it that way. If you treat it like any other room in the house it's worth the time to draw up a plan. Just as you would for your kitchen or bonus room take measurements and put your plan down on paper.
Decide what items that you store in the garage but use in the house. Keep those items nearest the door into the house. The big items like a lawn mower, pressure washer or snowblow should be stored under a shelf so they don't take up as much room. Storing them in the corner is a waste of space and also makes keeping the floor clean much more difficult. Get your string trimmers, weed eater, shovels and rakes off the floor and onto a storage system. There are many systems available to help store these items.
4. GARAGE CABINETS, SHELVES AND CONTAINERS
Ideally everything should be stored off the floor. Keeping things in a cabinet, on a garage shelf or in a container not only lets you get them off the floor but keeps them clean. Not only does it keep your items clean but it makes keep the floor clean a breeze as well. Shelving is ideal for items that you need to grab quickly or when you will have your hands full.
Your garage most likely contains hazardous materials like fertilizers, pesticides, and paint. Keep those up high and out of reach or keep them locked in a garage cabinet. It also a good idea to keep your sharp gardening tools and your chainsaw in locked cabinet or up high on a garage shelf. The one item that you should never be without is a fire extinguisher. Your garage most likely has many flammable items so make sure you are covered if a fire starts.
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Why Garage Storage Specialists?
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Attention Huntsville and Madison homeowners. Heavy duty shelving units can be used in a home setting, in your garage, and in a business. They are able to help you get the most out of the available space you have for storage. This can be a convenient way for you to get things in order and to stop wasting time looking for items. It also helps you to avoid issues with clutter.
Buying heavy duty shelving units is a wonderful way to get organised and to keep things in order. With a great labelling system, you can use this method to help you find what you are looking for in no time at all. Finding space for those items you need to keep but you don't access all the time is very important.
You will find the right size of heavy duty shelving units for your needs. Think about your space, current storage needs, and future storage needs. Many of these products feature shelves that can be adjusted. This enables you to modify them to hold what you specifically need them for. That can change with time but they will still get the job done for you.
Being able to have the storage space set up the way you need it should be important to you. Perhaps you are going to put everything in boxes or containers. However, there are plenty of needs for storage where the items won't all be the same dimensions. You will need to find the best way to place them to take up the least amount of space.
You don't have to worry about bowing or other structural issues with heavy duty shelving units. As long as you adhere to the weight limits for the product and you assemble them correctly, you have nothing to worry about. You can consider this a wise investment as the shelving is going to stand up to the test of time. Then you don't have to pay for new ones in the near future.
The durability though depends on what you buy and the quality of the materials. Don't assume all of these products are the same. Investigate what they are made from, the weight capacity, and find out all you can about the company offering them. Don't cut corners when it comes to what you expect from them. That opens up the door for accidents and unnecessary risks.
You can pick from different styles and materials for them too. This will help you to find products you can count on that also blend in with the surroundings. Those with open slat shelves are easier to keep clean too than a solid shelf as they don't collect dust.
More Storage Capacity
You will be able to enhance your overall storage capacity with heavy duty shelving units. They are going to be able to hold more weight than your typical shelves. You can stack higher on them and still not get to the weight capacity. This means you have to buy fewer shelves. If you have limited space, the more you can get on each shelf the easier it is to be organised.
Safety and Compliance
In a business setting, you may have safety and compliance issues to pay attention to. Heavy duty shelving units are safe due to the design and the way they have support. You can offer additional support by anchoring several of them together in a line. While you don't have compliance issues at home to adhere to, safety should always be a priority in any setting when it comes to storage.
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By Expert Guest Author: Scott Roewer
As the temperatures are finally creeping up, it's time to take our Spring cleaning and organizing campaign outside... to the garage. Make the most of this underappreciated space in your home and get it ready for smart storage and for working on your favorite projects. Even if you just want to just make room to finally move your car inside, remember these top tips for your best organizing results:
1. Designate separate spaces or zones in which to group like items together, such as sports gear, gardening tools, automotive supplies, house repair, etc. It makes finding things easy, clean up is simple, and overall a more functional workspace.
2. When it comes to storing off-season or occasional items in the garage, nothing beats stackable, clear plastic bins. Make sure they have tight sealing lids like the Rubbermaid Roughneck line, to protect your belongings from moisture and critters. Not everything needs to be in a bin with a lid, especially if you're accessing the items frequently.
3. Slatwall is terrific for vertical storage and they come in a variety of sizes and materials. Useful for hanging everything from gardening tools or hand tools, pegboards are also versatile, so you can adjust them as your needs change. Choose a slatwall system that is sturdy enough to carry the weight you need. For a dressed-up look, check out this pegboard system.
4. Give yourself some room. If lack of space is keeping you from your list of DIY projects, make your garage more functional by adding the right workbench. Wall mounted versions like this fold-down model give you the surface you need without taking up any floor space. Add casters to any table to make your workstation mobile, and when you're done, tuck it neatly out of the way again. Gladiator Garage works makes a handy, adjustable leg workbench I plan to have in my next garage.
5. Whenever possible, use open shelving instead of cabinets. Not only are they easier to install and less expensive, they also take up less room because you don't need to allow for swinging doors. They also let you see everything you've got, increasing the space's functionality. One exception would be a cabinet with doors that can be locked to store hazardous chemicals if you have small children, especially if the chemicals cannot be stored high out of reach.
6. The only way to keep organized is to keep an eye on what you have. One idea is to store the tiny tidbits on your tool shelves in clear spice jars, so you won't have to hunt them down when you need them, or mount the jars under a shelf. I use a parts organizer like this for my spare hardware. If you have drawers, try painting them with chalkboard paint, so you can clearly label - and re-label - what's inside.
7. Not everything is appropriate to store in your garage. If you think you're saving money buying paper goods in bulk, you'll be throwing that money away if you leave them out to become insect bait. Paint should also be moved inside, as it will be ruined by extreme weather if your garage isn't climate controlled.
8. It may be easy to just lean a ladder up against the wall when not in use, but that can be an accident waiting to happen. Avoid having it tip over onto your car - or worse, on a person - by laying it down horizontally and pushing it against the wall. If possible, keep it off the floor entirely by storing your ladder on hooks.
9. Repurpose wire closet shelving by screwing them into the ceiling joists in your garage. It creates a huge amount of storage for things you don't need to get to regularly, and you can always see what's overhead.
10. Once your garage is organized, for an even more streamlined look, install moisture resistant curtains to hide your storage and work spaces. You can also use it as an opportunity to add a pop of color to the typically stark surfaces of a garage. You could even consider laminating posters or your kids' artwork to create some visual interest in the garage.
Scott Roewer, Certified Professional Organizer is founder of The Organizing Agency, a Washington, D.C.-based professional organization company devoted to teaching residential and business clients, to create and maintain organization systems, master their time management skills, and dramatically increase their productivity.
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By Garage Shapeups Guest Author: Ernesto L
The garage is a spiritual place for some. It is a place of creation where you can work on a variety of stuff from cabinets, shelves and woodwork to maintaining your bikes or cars. Armed with a wide assortment of handy tools you can just sit there and create. But sometimes all that creativity leads to complete chaos.
Your kids might also use the garage for their playtime activities. Soon you find out that there is hardly any space left there. Garage storage racks can help you to better organize stuff in your garage
There are many advantages to having a storage rack in the garage. It creates more space which you can utilize for other useful purposes. By organizing the various items in the garage, you will be able to find stuff more easily. Also by storing them safely you can prevent any damage to your personal items.
But most importantly you can keep dangerous materials away from the reach of your children. All the neatness and order will also have a positive impact on your life.
Buying ordinary racks that are placed on the floor will not help you one bit as it will take a considerable amount of space in the already cluttered garage. If you can't use the ground, use the area above. Overhead garage storage racks are perfect in such situations. They usually use the beams above the ceiling for support. They can be used to store all those items which you won't be using on a constant basis like holiday decorations, camping equipments etc.
There are different types of overhead rack systems. Metal systems are quite economical and relatively easier to install than wooden ones. The wooden systems are heavier and are more of a permanent storage solution whereas you can easily disassemble a metal one.
But before installing any systems, always check out the amount of weight your beams can hold. Too much weight can cause everything to just collapse.
You can also opt for ingenious garage ceiling storage racks like an overhead pulley based storage system. Here a platform is rigged to a pulley system and you can lower the platform whenever you need to put things or take them away. After doing so you can simply raise it back up again. This way storage becomes so convenient and easy.
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