Building a detached garage on your property is very exciting! A new garage can be used for many things beyond simply storing cars. Some homeowners transform the space into a workshop, an at-home gym, an art studio, or a mechanic shop to work on cars. The options are endless. Once you invest in garage plans and the space is built, the next step is keeping the garage organized. The last thing you want is for your new space to turn into a disorganized mess! Fortunately, there are many items on the market that are designed to keep garages organized. These items work well whether you choose a small garage plan or the largest garage plan. In addition, take time each week to clean your garage just as you clean your house. This keeps things from getting too messy over time.

Built-in Shelving

Built-in shelving is a great way to stay organized. You can store whatever you want on these shelves! While removable shelving works well too, built-in options are often sturdier and higher quality. Also, this is a project that many homeowners can do on their own. Simply buy some wood and bolts so that you can attach the shelves to the wall. There are even YouTube videos that tell you exactly what to do! These shelves can be used to store anything from tools to kids’ toys to cleaning supplies.

Tool Storage

Once you have purchased garage plans and had your garage built, it is time to start thinking about how to stay organized in your new space.

Many people end up using their garage as a workshop or mechanic garage. In both of these cases, you will need a spot to put all of your tools. Investing in a tool chest is an ideal way to stay organized as opposed to just throwing the tools on a nearby shelf. Home Depot has some options that combine a tool chest and work bench. In addition, many of these options have wheels, which makes it easy to roll the box around the garage with you as you work on various projects. Also, the chests come in all different sizes depending on how many tools you have.

Ceiling Storage Racks

What happens if you invest in a smaller garage and don’t have room for big shelving units? Sometimes the best option is to store your things on the ceiling! These storage systems mount to the ceiling and can be used to hold anything from bins to bikes. In addition, many of the ceiling storage systems are adjustable so you can determine how much space is needed to store your things. Amazon has hundreds of ceiling-mounted storage racks to choose from. Be sure to check the maximum weight for the unit before you buy! Bins are the best way to store items on top of a ceiling storage rack. The Container Store also has many durable options to hold the items in your garage.  

Hooks on the Walls

Hooks are an awesome way to stay organized because they allow homeowners to get things off the floor and store them neatly on the wall. There are many different types of hooks that can be hung on your garage wall. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Consequently, you can use these hooks for pretty much anything! Here are some ideas for what you can hang on garage wall hooks:

  • Bikes
  • Ladders
  • Tools
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning tools
  • Beach chairs
  • Hose
  • Shovel
  • Fishing rods
  • Tennis rackets

These are just a few of the many items that can be hung on your garage wall to save space and stay organized.

Weekly Cleanings

After investing in all of these organization items, homeowners should make sure they are using the items properly. Pick a day each week to clean the garage. During this time clean the floors, shelves, and windows. Hang up or put away anything that has been taken out over the course of the week. It’s guaranteed you will be happier when your detached garage is neat and organized. Also, it is a good idea to keep some cleaning supplies out in the garage so you don’t have to drag things back and forth from the house to the garage. In addition, make sure there is always a trash can and recycling bin in the garage so that trash is thrown out and isn’t left lying around. If you have kids, involve them in the weekly cleaning. Make it a game and have fun organizing your space!

Stay Organized All the Time!

Adding a detached garage to your property is a great investment. In addition to adding more square footage of space to your property, it can also increase the value of your property. Once you have picked out your garage plans and had the space built, it is time to think about organization. Ask yourself how you will be using the garage and how it will be organized. After investing in the garage, you don’t want to let it become a messy, disorganized space.

There are many products that help with garage storage and organization, including built-in shelves, tool storage chests, ceiling storage racks, and hooks. Browse Amazon, Lowe’s, or Home Depot’s website, or visit your local hardware store to find everything you need. Once you have everything set up and organized, make it a point to do a weekly cleaning inside the garage. This will ensure that you maintain an organized space that is free from clutter and grime.

Behm Design Garage Plans

At Behm Design, we help with the first step of adding a detached garage by providing a wide variety of garage plans. These plans provide the design for garages of all styles and sizes. Once you have the building permit, simply hand off the plans to your contractor, and they can build your garage! For more information about our plans or how you can organize your new detached garage, contact Behm Design today.