Get everything up and off the floor. With melting snow, a wet floor in the garage is almost ensured. To avoid items getting water damage, get everything off the floor. Yes, this even means the boxes that are piling up in the corners. Once everything is up and off the floor, consider getting modular flooring that will decrease the chances of slips and falls in the garage. Modular flooring with vents will allow the water to flow below them, and will make your garage a safer place.
Where are you going to put all your items if not on the floor? It’s simple, take advantage of wall and ceiling space. Hook shelving systems will allow you to store a lot of items in a small amount of space because of their stackable nature. Have a lot of less frequently used items or holiday decorations? If so, overhead storage is going to be your best friend. It’s a great way to get those big rubber totes up and out of site.
Create a de-snowing station. It’s a no-brainer, but how many of us have it? Use hook systems to store all your shovels and brooms, and other items that you might need. This will decrease the amount of time that you’ll be looking for items, and will get you out of the house faster. It’s also important to have salt and sand at hand. Consider using a bucket storage system that will allow you to grab a handful of salt at a moment’s notice.
Take advantage of winter weather with winter fun! You know that those skis and snowshoes have been cluttering your garage for years, and have only been worn a few times. By creating a sports gear area, with easy access to this gear, you’ll have more fun this winter. Using a hook system to store your winter sports gear will allow it to air dry between uses. It will also allow for quick and easy access.
Creating a garage that is ready for winter isn’t hard when you follow the above steps. Have another expert tip? Tell us about it in the comments section below. For more garage storage inspiration, follow Monkey Bar Storage on Pinterest.
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