A well-organized garage makes summer projects and outings go smoother. Get your garage organized and in shape for a stress-less season.
- Organize by Season. Take everything out of the garage and get rid of things that you don’t need or use, or that are broken. When it’s time to put everything back, store snow shovels, rakes, snow sports equipment, and other cold-weather gear in the back of the garage and move grills, mowers, gardening equipment, bikes, and other warm weather items to the front where they are easily accessible.
- Aim High. Free up floor space with hooks and shelves to hang tools, equipment and gear. Organizing by zone – say, kids toys and bikes in one area, and fertilizers, potting soil, pots, watering cans and gardening gloves and tools in another section—makes it easier to return things to their proper place. If you have propane tanks for a gas grill, be sure to always store them outdoors so you don’t have to worry about a spark igniting the gas.
- Seal the Deal. Don’t forget one last crucial detail for a garage that’s in tip-top shape: a tightly fitting door. Check the bottom seal of your garage door to make sure the weatherseal strip is intact. If it’s cracked, loose, or looks like rodents have been nibbling on it all winter, pick up a replacement. Frost King makes replacement strips for both wood and metal doors, so it’s easy to seal out dust, drafts, dirt, water and insects.