That is why we have 7 genius ideas to make some extra space in your garage as a mechanic. This way, you can have a clean and spacious garage for when duty calls!
1. Make use of a roller mechanism
Always forgetting which cabinet or drawer you put the trash bags in? We have the solution to make taking out the trash easier! Try mounting a roller mechanism to the wall and putting the whole trash bag roll onto the roller bar. Now you can easily tear off a trash bag on the go.
2. Storage Shelf
A storage shelf plays a crucial role when sorting your garage, especially when you have a lot to organise – a shelving system is a must. You can either mount a shelf onto the wall or have it standing in the garage. Fill the shelf with storage boxes and store everything you need away safely, do not forget to add labels on the boxes! You can also use this storage shelf as a great physical document management system if you do not want to use online document management or EDMS. The Document Warehouse has the perfect Comboxes available in various shapes and sizes suitable on a shelf or to store away and manage any important documents.
3. Wall hangers
Tired of having to deal with a tangled hosepipe or extension cord? Say goodbye to tangled cords and wires with this brilliant idea. All you need is one good, strong hook. DIY it by using a bungee cord and a bicycle hook (see tutorial here) as it makes for the perfect hanger for an industrial-sized cord and hosepipe. Wall hangers are also great for hanging ladders (preferably on the garage ceiling), bicycles and wheelbarrows.
4. Magnetic tool strip storage
Forget about rummaging through drawers and toolboxes for those on hand tools that are needed everyday and invest in a magnetic tool strip for storage. Purchase a solid magnetic strip and let those important tools sit nice and tidy on the magnetic strip, ready for use anytime.
5. Wall Panel
If you want an organised and stylish garage, consider installing wall panels. They clear up the space in the garage, leaving more storage space. You can hang various items on the panel, gardening equipment and any other heavy equipment like ladders, fishing gear, bicycles and sports gear. Wall panels are also extremely durable and of good quality. If you want an eye-pleasing aesthetic and well-organised garage, wall panels are the way to go.
6. Keep a cabinet
Having a small cabinet in your garage is not all that bad. Putting in a small filing cabinet in your garage can help store away those tiny items. You can put bin boxes in these cabinets that store away any nuts, bolts, screws, and those tiny spanners when in need. A filing cabinet in the garage also saves space in your house and acts as a great physical document management system. You can store away and manage documents using The Document Warehouse’s Comboxes in the filing cabinet for easy and physical access. Tools like drills and hammers are expensive and precious tools, that’s where the Turtlecase is the perfect secure storage case. These turtle cases are waterproof and fireproof and come with solid safety locks.
7. Storage Bins
It gets tiring having to search for anything in your garage and to fall over things when there is no space. Make life easier by purchasing a few clear storage bins and label them. They come in all shapes and sizes and can also organise screws, nuts, bolts and nails. Storage bins are great for clearing up space in your garage, and the transparent containers make it easier for you to see and find things. Also, consider placing these storage bins on overhead, ceiling mounted storage racks, so you can clear up the garage floor.
The Document Warehouse has a variety of storage bins that can provide you with a physical document management system, using our Comboxes and Turtlecases gives you the easiest and safest document management storage, plus it does not take up too much space in your garage!