Whether you have a single, tandem or double garage – it’s possible that you’re not using the storage space to its maximum potential. An organised plan of efficiently storing items within your garage will keep stress levels low and ensure convenience year-round.
Check out this article to learn a thing or two about creating the perfect garage self-storage solution. From capitalising on vertical storage, drawing up a contents map and installing shelves – you’ll wonder how you organised a garage any other way!
Before you structure and organise anything in your garage, you should first question if everything in there is of use. There’s nothing wrong with an annual Spring cleaning! As an accessible location to leave items and forget they exist, it’s essential to take the first step and throw away anything useless. By all means, if some things are still usable but just not for you – consider selling or donating them.
Beginning with a clean sheet will give your garage the ideal empty canvas to plan your new vision. Conversely, if you do feel as if you have too many things and can’t part ways, a self-storage facility like SafeGuard Storage is always available to help you out with dry, secure and high-quality storage spaces.
Take Advantage of Vertical Space
As long as it’s carried out safely, stacking boxes, packages and kits vertically will save ample space. With the largest boxes placed on the bottom and smaller boxes on top, you’ll have an ideal arrangement of your belongings that is both safe and efficient. Having the heavy boxes on top may crush the smaller ones and make it exceptionally difficult to reach something tiny.
Vertical storage can also come in handy with installing hooks and shelves on the walls. Tools, clothes or even knick-knacks can be stored (or displayed) with vertical storage and subsequently increase the functionality of your garage space. Although garden/DIY equipment is typically stored in garages, with the increased available space from vertical storage, you may even be able to store things that you thought wouldn’t fit.
Install Loft Mezzanine Storage
A commonly overlooked feature for garages, but mezzanine storage can increase the storage space of your garage by an enormous amount. This is when a new loft platform is installed by the ceiling.
Although typically not done as a DIY project, a proper mezzanine will be able to contain items like luggage cases, old boxes, Christmas decorations and seasonal equipment. Consider keeping items that are only used on occasions up there, as it can be a bit of a mission taking them down unless you have a ladder.
Draw A Contents Map
To make the most of your storage, consider drawing up a contents map. This does not have to be a work of art, just a simple diagram of what contents are in what boxes and where the boxes sit in the garage. Consider the minutes and maybe even hours you’ll save in the future when you realise you know where every single item is.
Organising your garage into sections is an effective and time-saving way to break down an area that is holding several boxes. For example, if you break up your garage into four sections, you can give a reference number to the boxes in that area. This way, you’re able to have better knowledge of the whereabouts of your items.
Explore Outdoor Storage Options
Don’t forget that there are options for further storage outside your garage. A common feature gaining popularity is wooden cabinets up against the exterior garage wall. Typically containing garden equipment, these cabinets can be very aesthetic for yards and gardens. A clean, green and sustainable way to store your trowels, spades, trimmers, and so much more!
If You Require More Space, SafeGuard Storage Is Always Here To Help
SafeGuard Storage offers a range of storage solutions for personal belongings and businesses. You’ll be in the best hands with our on-site managers and their highly-experienced team of advisors. We offer a wide range of storage options throughout New Zealand, including small, medium and large self-storage units in Christchurch, Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Levin, Nelson, Waihi, Whakatane, and New Plymouth.
Our self-storage units are the perfect solution for those moving house, renovation, household clutter, confidential documents, excess business stock or anyone looking for temporary or permanent storage. We pride ourselves on offering a securely gated location with 24/7 CCTV surveillance. We also feature convenient access hours that are sure to please all. Rent confidently at SafeGuard Storage, knowing your business’ products/documents or your precious personal belongings will be safe.
Whether you’re after business storage, vehicle storage or personal storage, our easily accessible units are available for short-term or long-term storage. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team is always keen to have a chat and go through your current storage situation and find the correct unit size.