Many people took advantage of the national lockdown to have a clear-out of their home, and this includes garden spaces, sheds and garages. Getting your garage organised and tidy can be extremely satisfying as well as giving you extra storage space.
Whether you use your garage for gardening tools, gym equipment, DIY or bikes and garden toys, there will be a shelving system to suit your needs, but it is worth doing your homework before making an investment, as there are several different types of shelving available.
Standard free-standing wooden shelving is very cost-effective and easy to manoeuvre. Wooden shelving can also be a great space saver, as it comes in large and tall sizes so can hold a lot, but be careful not to pack it with heavy items as it is only built to withstand certain weights.
If you need to store heavy items, metal shelving can be a good solution. Items including large paint cans or heavy tool boxes can be stored safely on metal shelving and are useful for liquids and heavy bags. If you are looking for garage shelving Ireland has companies such as Rackzone that have a wide variety to suit garages and garden sheds of all sizes.
Wire shelves are often forgotten when it comes to hardware storage, but they can be surprisingly versatile and particularly suitable for larger DIY items, such as varnish and containers of white spirits and other household liquids.
Adjustable shelves are great if you need different-sized shelves for a variety of items. They can be adjusted to suit your needs and be re-positioned and rearranged as many times as you like.
Self-enclosed storage is especially useful if you have toxic items in your garage such as fertilizers, or if you want to keep valuable items out of sight. They can also be hung from the wall, which will give you more floor space. Hanging larger items such as bikes on the walls can also be a great space saver.
Once you have cleared out your garage and organised it in a way that suits you, try to keep it that way. Knowing where everything is when you need it can save time and a lot of frustration when hunting for that one item you remember putting in the garage many months before!