You know that your garage could be a more organized, functional space, but you don’t have a lot of money to spend on home improvements right now. As it turns out, that’s OK. There are all kinds of low-budget ways to improve your garage. You just need to be willing to get creative when it comes to identifying the things you can fix and finding ways to improve them. Let’s take a look at a few budget-conscious, creative ways to get transform your garage.
Hang Your Bikes from the Ceiling
Riding a bike is a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally friendly way to get around. But your family’s bikes can really clutter up your garage. Leaning them against the wall deprives you of wall space that you could be using for other things. Bikes are also somewhat awkward, prone to sliding onto the floor and becoming tripping hazards. Getting them off the floor can really open up space in your garage, especially if you have several of them.
Luckily, you don’t need expensive equipment get your bikes up off the floor. All you need are some inexpensive heavy-duty plastic hooks that you can find in any home improvement store. Installing two hooks on one of the ceiling joists in the garage will allow you to hang the bike by its wheels in an inverted position. This gets your bike out of the way and stores it in a safe place where it can’t be damaged.
Wall storage can be a great way to increase your garage organization, give yourself more space, and improve the look of your garage as well. There are all kinds of wall storage options, from hooks to hanging baskets to shelves. But why should you have to pick just one?
The beauty of slatwall is that it allows you to customize your wall storage in whatever way works best for you. Slat wall panels have slats that allow you to slide in whatever type of accessories you need. They can support a lot of weight, so you can store whatever you need to, however you need to. Need shelves? You can slide those in. Need hooks? You can have those too. Want to change it around? It’s easy to do. With this one small modification, you can open up a whole world of wall storage options for yourself.
Repurpose Old Containers
One of the most aggravating things that can happen in a garage is that it can become messy and cluttered with small pieces and parts. But this is also one of the easiest organizational problems to solve, and you can solve it without spending any money at all.
All you need to do is repurpose old containers, like glass jars. Baby food jars work well for the smallest items, like screws, nuts, and bolts. For slightly bigger pieces, you may find something larger more useful, like a peanut butter jar.
A simple way to keep these items organized and out of the way is to install them on the underside of a shelf. Screw or glue the lid of the jar to the bottom of the shelf, and then you can simply attach the jar to the lid.
Garage organization doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. For more ideas about budget-conscious ways to improve your garage, contact us for a free design consultation and estimate.