Many of us have some definite room to spare in our garage. What happens over time? It mostly gets filled with junk that you may never need, but in the hope and belief that you may need it in the future.
Some are resourceful and like to make use of the space available rather than let it mount up with unwanted clutter over time. Setting up a workshop in your garage can be a great way to utilize that space.
Planning to set up a garage workshop? Here are some tips and ideas to make it a grand success:
- Take account of how much floor space is available. This allows you to plan well rather than get over ambitious and but things that may never fit in. ensure you make space for important tools like your best band saw, etc.
- Plan the layout of your garage. In this process, decide what tools are needed when. Come up with a layout that will enable you to start a work and finish it in a sequence, without having you running from corner to corner to get the tools or find the space required.
- If you do not have enough power outlets but need many, see how you can maximize this. Cables run in certain parts of the house only. So, take this into consideration before you plan your floor layout. Getting these outlets installed properly is always better than getting extensions and having wires run all around you.
- Browse and find hacks and ideas to increase storage. You can use the walls and the ceiling too. This will help you remain sorted and also keep the required tools at easy reach. Stacking them all in one corner may seem like saving a lot of space but once you start working in your workshop, it will either get messy as you won’t be putting them back every day or it will just eat your time without much work getting done.