In fact, you may even find that the mess is so bad you don’t know how you’re going to get things back into the garage before it’s too late. That’s why it’s very important to learn about some space saving tips. After all, you want to make sure that the tools you use in the garage actually have room to get to the workbench you’re using without wasting lots of space.
One of the best things that you can do to save valuable floor space in your garage is to have a customized work bench with sliding doors. By adding an extension kit to a normal workbench you will be able to make it double its original size without losing any storage space. When you’re done, you can easily convert the workbench into a permanent work station by simply adding a wall bracket or shelving system.
A Small Garage
If you have a small garage, you may need to look into purchasing a portable wall bracket. These brackets typically include an extending wall shelf, a wall mounted peg hole and a wall hook that attaches to a standard workbench. They can be very useful when you’re trying to maximize the amount of space that you have available in the garage.
If you have a larger garage, however, you’ll want to keep your options open. You may need to look into additional solutions such as a wall mount rack system. A rack system is used by most garages to organize tools, bikes and other equipment on one central location that is accessible by all members of the household. Most systems require at least two individual walls in order to fit, so if your garage is large enough you could add a third wall to utilize all the space.
A Wheel Clamp
If your workstation has wheels, then you will want to look into a wheel clamp. These clamps are mounted to the wall using steel tubing and contain hooks that grab onto the wheel and secure it in place. This eliminates the need for pegboards or other hanging materials and frees up space on the floor where items can be stored. Clutches come in a variety of sizes, from small single wheel ones to larger models that can accommodate up to four wheel drives.
If you have equipment that needs to be accessible from both sides but can’t because of a door, you might want to invest in sliding doors. These are similar to bi-fold doors but only open on one side. Rather than swing open on either side, the doors slide together on one continuous track.
A Secondary Workstation
They are perfect for space saving in the garage because they take up less space than the average swing out door. Because they only open on one side, they don’t create cross sectional obstructions and are perfect when space is limited.
If you’re working out of your home office, then you can create a secondary workstation in your garage. Shelving units, cabinets with sliding doors all make great work stations inside the garage. You can store tools, bicycles, lawn mowers and whatever you’d like. Since these items tend to be fairly expensive, consider purchasing a good quality sliding door storage unit that can hold a fair amount of weight.
There are other things that can help you save space. Consider installing shelves or cabinets so that your work area is cleaner and more organized. Install bins to keep your gardening items neat and organized. Install some hooks on your walls so you can hang up pictures, artwork and posters to use as decor pieces. Consider space saving tips when you’re designing your garage, home office or workshop and you’ll find that you’re able to get more work done in less space, get more satisfaction out of your projects and be able to enjoy the results for longer!