Sometimes it can seem as if you only stop by your home long enough to change clothes and grab what you need before running out to the next appointment or activity. When you have a busy, active family, your life is full of work obligations, appointments, school events, and extracurricular activities.
If you find yourself going in and out all the time, you probably see a lot of your garage, and you may even leave things in the garage so that you can easily grab what you need before headed out. But if your garage is cluttered or poorly organized, it’s not as easy as it should be to get in and out quickly when you need to. Take a look at some tips that will help you organize your garage so that it’s convenient for your busy family.
Install a Bike Rack
It’s only natural that you would store your family’s bicycles in your garage – after all, that’s where you store your other vehicle. But a bicycle’s size and shape make it an awkward addition to your garage. It’s easy to trip over or knock over a bike leaning against a wall. If everyone in the house has a bike, you’re even more likely to get your foot caught in a wheel spoke when you’re in a hurry, and then you might knock over a whole row of bikes, not just one, which means that you’ll be spending time picking up bikes when you could have been on your way.
You can eliminate this hazard by simply installing a bike rack in your garage. That way, you won’t need to worry about knocking bikes over when you’re in a hurry, and they’ll be out of the way. Invest in a wall rack that can hold multiple bikes, or clear even more floor space by hanging your bikes from the ceiling instead.
Invest in a Wall Organization System
You won’t have to spend time hunting for fishing poles or sports equipment if those things are hanging on the wall in plain sight. A wall organizations system can help you organize the items that you store in the garage so that you always have what you need when you need it.
Slatwall is a good choice for a garage wall organization because you can use the slats in a number of different ways. Store balls in hanging baskets, helmets on shelves, and gloves on hooks, all on the same wall. That way, whatever you need for the big game will be right there where you can grab them easily.
Create a Mudroom
Just because you’re going in and out a lot, there’s no reason to track dirt into the house or drip water from your coat onto the floor on a rainy day. By creating your own mudroom in the garage, you can keep your floors cleaner and always know where your coat and shoes are when it’s time to leave.
Creating a mudroom is as easy as installing hooks for your family’s coats and putting in a small shoe rack for shoes. You can even add a small cabinet with cubby holes for items like purses, briefcases, or backpacks. That way, you never have to wonder where they are when it’s time to leave.
With a little organization and ingenuity, you can create a garage layout that makes your family’s routine more efficient. For more great garage design ideas, Schedule your free design consultation.