It’s very easy and tempting to make your garage all catch-all for your random stuff. There are easy storage solutions that will allow you to neaten up your garage and make it more functional again. Let Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Cleveland, OH show you the benefits of a slatwall system for your garage storage needs.
The Versatility of a Slatwall System
A slatwall system consists of paneling you attach to your walls that has horizontal grooves spaced about 4-5 inches apart. These grooves are designed to hold various attachments in place that can be used to hang items from. All sorts of hangers are available to meet the storage needs of all kinds of equipment and random items.
- Baskets – Hang wire baskets or plastic buckets to hold assorted small items.
- Large hooks – These long hooks are ideal for storing lawn tools. Some are even deep enough to hold two at a time.
- Small hooks – Use smaller hooks to hold tools like hammers, screwdriver, pliers, and more.
- Bike hooks – Hand your bike horizontally or vertically to free up lots of floor space.
- Shelving – For all the things that won’t hang easily.
One of the problems with a disorganized garage is that it is very difficult to find the things you need when you need them. Slatwall systems allow you to ditch the clutter and organize everything the way that makes the most sense to you. You can group items according to type, or frequency of use, or whatever systems works for you.
Use hanging buckets to store your gardening gloves, spades, and seeds. Put small hooks with tools next to or under shelves holding drills and saws. Your bike accessories like gloves, helmet, etc. can go on hooks next to your bike.
A quality slatwall system will not only organize your items, it will keep your items stored in a smaller area. By hanging them on the wall, you create a much smaller footprint for all the stuff you store in your garage. You will also be able to put some items that won’t hang on the wall along the wall underneath the hanging items, such as:
- Push mowers and riding mowers
- Gas cans
- Dirt bikes
- Storage boxes
Rather than having these items spread throughout your garage, they can all be placed on one wall or more if needed. This will open up the floor for other uses, such as parking your vehicle, setting up a game room, or creating a crafting and sewing space. You’ll be amazed at the amount of space you’ll suddenly have available for use.
Your Garage Door Experts
Once you’ve straightened up your garage and reclaimed all that lost floor space, you may be able to actually park your car there again! If so, you need to make sure you have a quality garage door protect your belongings and function properly. Call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Cleveland, Ohio for expert service from our professionally certified garage door repair technicians.