How to keep your man things in shape.
A well-organized workshop or garage leads to a better finished product for creative projects and home improvement repairs. However, over time tools, hardware and other materials can accumulate, making it difficult to keep the area clean. A cluttered workshop also makes it difficult to find tools, and poses a risk to safety. Therefore, anyone who enjoys tinkering in their garage or workshop will want to take a look at these simple pointers to discover a few techniques for keeping their workshop organized.
Use Vertical Space Most garages and workshops have high ceilings. However, boxes and supplies often end up stacked in piles on the floor. By installing tall shelves and other hanging organizers, a person can utilize unused space in the garage. Many shelving units come in stackable varieties that can be attached to the wall for safety purposes. Hanging organizers such as sliding racks and hooks also make a great space to hang lawn equipment and smaller tools.
Invest in Self Storage Garages and workshops often become the dumping ground for household items. In order to free up space, homeowners should clear out the junk. Anything that is broken or unusable should be thrown away, and items that are still in good condition can be donated or sold. Once the junk has been pared down to the treasures, then renting or purchasing a self storage area is a great way to keep clutter out of the garage. A self-storage area is especially ideal for large furniture, seasonal supplies and other items that are not frequently used.
Label Storage Containers and Shelves One of the greatest contributors to a disorganized garage or workshop is when homeowners must search for the items that they need. During a project, this often leads to opened boxes, containers and scattered materials throughout the room. Therefore, any containers and shelves should be clearly labeled with the names of the items that belong in that space. This way, a person can see with just a glance where tools and other small items are stored.
Organizing a garage or workshop is usually only a one day project, but the benefits of having an organized workspace last well beyond a single day. By clearing out a workspace, projects begin to take on a new appeal, and it becomes easier to complete home and auto repairs. Additionally, taking advantage of vertical space and storing unnecessary items away from the garage maximizes the space that is available in a workshop or a garage.
Published in: Apartment Living