Keeping a garage organized is important if you want to use it for its intended purpose—a storage and workspace for your car and or motorcycle.
The garage. Sometimes it is kept fantastically organized with immaculate showroom floor quality while others, well, are full-blown storage units that leave the car or motorcycle out in the elements. The key to achieving the first setup is to start out with shelving, then keep all of the smaller parts organized. Top it all off with a solid floor paint and you have yourself a better-looking place to house or work on your vehicle.
For The Walls
No tools required make building this shelving unit easy.
Don’t have your garage lacking when it comes to shelving. Stacking boxes on top of one another won’t quite cut it because it restricts access to the ones on the bottom, not to mention the possibility of rodents slinking their way in to chew up the precious family photo albums. Keep the boxes or storage containers up off the ground on a wire rack like this one. With the 3-inch wheel casters you can mobilize the shelf and easily arrange it where you see fit.
For The Ceiling
A great way to use the otherwise unused space in the garage.
Talk about keeping things off the ground. Hanging shelves are a great way to maximize the unused space in the garage. Measuring 96 inches x 48 inches x 22–40 inches, this rack is a great way to keep seasonal or less frequently used items out of the way when not in use. Plus the heavy-duty steel allows for loads up to 600 pounds—if installed correctly, of course.
For The Parts
Accompanying dividers also provide additional organizational opportunities.
Nuts, bolts, and wrenches strewn about make a garage cluttered and unkempt. Keeping those smaller parts in their own compartment will allow you to locate them with ease and keep your garage more organized. This 26-drawer cabinet can sit on a workbench or can be drilled on the wall making it another convenient storage option.
For The Floors
Your garage wouldn’t be complete without a few coats of floor paint.
Epoxying the floor with an acrylic floor paint is the final touch that will bring your garage from drab to showroom quality. Take this silver/gray floor coating from Kilz, it provides a slip-resistant satin finish to your floor that not only makes it easy to clean, but looks great. It is claimed to not scuff, fade, crack, or blister easily and is also resistant to staining/damage from oils, gas, and chemicals so your garage can look better for longer.