If you’ve got a garage, you’ve probably already got your car in there. It’s a great space to store your car off the street and away from potential thieves. But your garage isn’t just for cars. In fact, if you utilise it well, you will find that you can use it in a variety of ways. It’s all about maximising the space in there and using it well. Not sure how to do that? Here are some ideas.
Your garage will be cool and dry. That’s perfect food storage conditions! If you put up some shelves, you could very feasibly store all your canned food on them. And you won’t have to worry about running out of space in your kitchen. It is best if you make sure your garage is completely damp proof before you do this. Garage Floor Paint and specialist wall paint can help to reduce the risk of damp leaking in.
The Kids’ Toys
Is your garden shed already full of toy trikes and plastic cricket sets? If it’s overflowing with lots of kids’ outdoor toys, you might be better off moving some things into your garage. That way, your partner can store all his tools back in the shed again! If you have your car as far over to one side as possible, then you will create more space for large toys. Small toys can be packed into boxes. The garage is also a great place to store all the old toys your kids are currently bored with.
Don’t have a garden shed? No problem; simply store all your outdoor tools in your garage. If you hang a slatwall display, then you will be able to hang up long tools, like rakes and brooms. This can help you save floor space. Garages are also perfect for storing your compost and fertilizers. As it will be dry inside, you don’t have to worry about them spoiling. Just make sure there is no way pests can get inside – they will be attracted to all that fertile soil!
Sick of climbing up to your attic every December? Make it easy on yourself and keep all your Christmas decorations in your garage. If you have an artificial Christmas tree that you use every year, this can be wrapped in bin bags and left in one corner. All other decorations such as baubles and tinsel can be stored in boxes and left under a workbench. To make sure no insects get inside, cover the boxes with a ground sheet.
Where do you think the last place the kids will look for presents is? In the garage, of course! So in the run up to birthdays and Christmas, hide all their gifts on high shelves and in boxes in the garage. They’ll be too busy snooping around your bedroom for the gifts to stop and think of the garage! You might even get away with hiding your partner’s presents in here too!