Tactix 400mm Tool Box
First thing's first – get rid of those junk items you no longer need but have been holding on to for far too long.
Now that you've cleared some of the clutter, it's time to group like items together. This will make finding things a lot easier than rummaging through a seemingly endless lineup of boxes every time you're looking for a hammer.
If you have a lot of different size screws or nails, try putting them into an organiser with compartments – they come in all different shapes and sizes – it'll make finding the right size screw so much easier.
Making specific areas for different things will make your garage a better place to work. Try putting all your garden tools and equipment together, tools should be near your workbench and so on.
Use a pegboard to hang your tools on the wall – it'll make them easy to find and keep your bench clear.
There are plenty of garage shelving options to choose from. Lightweight, heavy duty and easy to put together, garage shelves are a must. And, best of all, if you move you can take these shelves with you to your next garage.
Also, make sure you utilise all available space – try using racks high up on the wall for rarely used items to maximise storage.
If your garage has rafters then you're in luck – they're perfect for storage. Try using screw-in hooks to get lighter items off the ground and out of your way, while long pieces of dowel or timber can be easily stored in a length of poly pipe.
And if you've got a bike there are a variety of options, including hooks or hangers to hang them from the rafters, ceiling or a wall.
Take a look at our great range of garage storage.
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