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Organize your garage to make room for car

Published On: Nov 09 2011 10:03:42 AM CST
Updated On: Apr 15 2013 11:01:12 AM CDT

(NewsUSA) - Take a look around your garage, and you probably see snow shovels, bikes, baseball bats and a spare fridge -- the only motor vehicle in sight is your lawn mower. The fact that garages are meant to house cars seems downright bizarre, like a factoid from a "strange news" column.

People have used garages for almost 100 years. In the beginning, garages were detached from houses and held nothing but cars. Today, most garages are attached to houses and contain enough space for two to four cars, at least theoretically. In reality, garages often store heaps of mismatched and disorganized clutter, which quickly invades every inch of space and leaves no room for parking vehicles.

But restoring your garage to its original purpose doesn't have to be some Herculean task -- free-standing or wall-mounted wire shelving should do the trick. With wire shelving your shelves won't collect dust, dirt and grimes. Use pentagon-shaped wire shelves in corners to get the most out of every inch of space. Create more shelf space with shelving units that are seven to eight feet high. For seasonal storage, consider ceiling-mounted shelving solutions. Install casters on free-standing wire shelving units or raise wall-mounted shelving one foot above the floor. Mobile shelving units or wall-mounted units will make cleaning your garage floor easy.

Shelving.com and its sister site, TheShelvingStore.com, have been making space work better since 1960. They help their customers make the best use of their space by utilizing the proper sized shelving unit for the allotted space.

When it comes to maximizing existing space, one size does not fit all. Shelves are available in seven depths and 10 widths so you can use every cubic foot of your space. If you need assistance with designing an efficient storage system, contact the professionals. When you are done with your project, you will finally be able to park your car in your garage -- where it belongs.