Welcome back to part two of Denver Mobile Auto Glass’s short blog series exploring garage storage tips. We will pick up where we left off last time and share three more tips you can use to create a safe parking space in your garage to protect your auto glass and the body of your vehicle. If you missed part one, here are the tips we offered last time:
- Install cabinets for additional storage
- Create wall hangers for tools and cleaning utensils
- Create a storage bin system to stay tidy and organized
Let’s look at a few more ways to declutter your garage to prevent windshield damage, dents, dings, and other types of mishaps that could harm your vehicle. If you’ve already experienced the windshield damage as the result of a heavy object falling on it, call our pros for a Top Rated Local® windshield replacement in Denver.
Three Garage Storage Hints to Prevent Auto Glass Damage
Utilize Your Ceiling Space
Garages may seem cluttered and jam-packed full of objects on the ground and walls, but have you thought about making use of the ceiling space? While some garages come with preinstalled ceiling tracks to store objects, building these storage systems is pretty simple. Using the ceiling space in your garage frees up floor and wall space and gives you more room to walk around. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to store the heaviest items above your vehicle for those just-in-case scenarios, but storing items that you only use occasionally, such as seasonal decorations and sporting equipment, is ideal.
Tip: Slide large pieces of sturdy plywood above existing joists to add additional shelving for lighter items. You can also fasten clips or straps to the joists to hang items like ladders. Most importantly, make sure the ceiling storage system doesn’t interfere with the garage door.
Build Storage Shelves
We live in a DIY world, which means tasks such as building shelves in your garage have gotten a whole lot easier for just about anyone willing to use a little elbow grease to get the job done. You can also find different options for easy-to-install wall mounted shelving that is both inexpensive and a breeze to install. Another option is to build hanging shelves that hang along the wall space in your garage.
Tip: If you’d rather skip on building shelves, pick up a few pre-built shelves at your local home and garden shop.
Use Simple Storage Systems
If you want to hang smaller items such as handheld tools, cans of spray paint, adhesives, sanding tools, and more, take the easy yet efficient way out and use hanging shoe organizers. These feature neat little pockets made of clear plastic that hold items securely while allowing you to see what’s in them.
Tip: If you want a larger storage system, cubby shelves used in rooms in the home to store clothing, toys, and other items are an ideal solution. These will keep garage objects neat and tidy without breaking the bank.
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Whatever storage system you decide to use, just make sure it is an ideal size for storing the intended items. Remember, garage storage solutions don’t have to be expensive. Use your imagination and get creative and you’ll be surprised at the ideas you come up with.
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