The chill of winter can wreak havoc on more aspects of life than you might initially think. You garage can easily fall victim to snow melt, ice, and other negative side effects of winter weather. Your best defense is to maintain order as much as possible. Here are 4 tips to help you win the winter battle against the mess that can come from cold, snow and ice.
Snow and ice can be a majestic scene that
can cause some serious mess in your garage.
Generate A Game Plan
The best starting point for creating order is creating a strategy for storage. Approximately 32% of people with two-car garages only have room for one car because of too much clutter. The best starting point for creating order is creating a strategy for storage. Designate sections of your garage for certain items to keep your storage choices methodical and practical. Park your vehicle in the same specified location every time to better combat the corresponding snow melt. Keeping up with a system will help manage the organization and order of your garage.
Racks and Mounts
If you live in an area prone to cold, snow and ice, chances are you occasionally partake in a winter sport or activity. Over 7 million people over the age of 6 years old participated in snowboarding during the 2014/2015 season, while over 9 million people participated in Alpine skiing. When you’re done with the fun of snow sports, all the necessary equipment can end up contributing to additional garage mess. You can counteract this by installing items like vertical ski racks and horizontal or vertical snowboard mounts. Try putting garage mats underneath the areas where these items are kept, so when additional snow or ice melts off, it is absorbed instead of turning into a puddle of standing water.
Having racks and mounts for winter sports equipment not
only protects your garage from snow and ice, it protects your equipment
from damage that can occur if not stored securely.
Not storing items on the garage floor is a simple, yet incredibly effective, method for preventing mess from snow and ice during the cold winter months. The last thing you want is your belongings getting damaged from excess snow melt from your vehicles. Items on a garage floor can also conceal pools of standing water or damaging salt that can come in on your tires from road treatments. One method for additional storage without utilizing floor space is additional shelving. Shelves can come in a variety of widths and lengths, depending on your needs. If you have a WallScape system in place in your garage, you can easily manipulate the location of the shelving as your needs adjust throughout the winter season.
Lots of snow is indicative of a need for snow removal tools. These bulky items are one of the major offenders on bringing ice and snow melt into your garage and causing disorder. Cabinetry is a great solution that adds a design element to your garage while keeping these bulkier snow-prone items off the ground and out of sight. Cabinets are perfect places to store snow boots, ice scrapers, snow blowers, and bags of salt or sand.
Cabinets can make your snow blower disappear
from sight once you’re finished clearing the way.
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