Is your garage storage utilised efficiently?

Most homeowners tend to use their garage for purposes other than housing their vehicle even though money can be saved on insurance premiums by stating that the vehicle is kept in a garage.

Many people use the garage as a storage space for the home and store a mixture of garden furniture, boxes, tools and other items without any organisation in there. If the storage space is organised effectively it will appear as if the garage is much larger than it is in reality and access to items stored there will be simpler.

One thing that can be done is to put up shelving so that items can be stored on shelves rather than on the floor. The shelving can be made from any oddments of wood or worktop so expensive ready-made shelving is not necessary. Clear plastic boxes are useful to store decorating materials and tools so that the contents can be seen without lifting the boxes down.

Another way of organising storage is to look at the possibility of hanging some items up on hooks attached to the walls. Garden tools often have handles that enable them to be hung up easily and hose pipes, which are notoriously difficult to store can also be hung up in this way.