Getting Your Garage Ready for Summer

Jun 22, 2021

The countdown to summer is over! Warm weather is here and now’s a great time to get your garage ready for anything.

You might be wondering what you need to do to prep your garage for all of life’s adventures this summer. The answer? A little bit of organization and a lot of TLC!

We’ll walk you through how to organize your garage so it can accommodate any situation that may arise during those hot days and fun nights.

Clear Out Old Junk

If you’re anything like us, your garage is probably filled with old junk. We all have a collection of items that we hope to one day use. But the truth is, if it’s been sitting there for more than one year — it needs to go!

We know it’s hard, but trust us; once you get going your space will look so much better and feel so freeing. Plus it will give you room to add a whole new collection of things you probably don’t need (hello, Fall decor from Target!).

Make More Space

If you’re lucky enough to have a large garage, consider adding shelving. Shelves are inexpensive and can be installed in minutes with some simple drill work.

For smaller garages without much spare room, try installing hooks for items such as bikes or gardening equipment that will hang off the wall instead of taking up valuable floor space.

Pegboards also make great storage options because they offer lots of easy-to-access hooks for your tools while keeping them organized when not in use!

Even if you don’t have additional shelves or pegboard racks available, there’s still more than one way to add organization to your clutter. Can you add overhead garage storage? Do you have space in your yard for a small shed? Get creative to calm the chaos!

Organize Tools And Accessories

Once you’ve done away with the junk and added storage space, it’s time to get your garage organized. Clear off some space and create a section for tools that are often used in home maintenance or projects such as screwdrivers, hammers, saws etc.

In addition to organizing your frequently used tools, make a designated area for any accessories needed to use those tools — such as power cords, which always seem so hard to find when you need them most.

It may not seem like much but these two steps will save you hours of frustration when you’re trying to complete your next DIY project!

Dispose Of Toxic Chemicals

Organization? Check! Now it’s time to get rid of all those old paints and expired chemicals. Old paint can be hazardous if not disposed of properly so make sure to call a community Hazardous Waste Disposal Site or take the items to a household hazardous waste facility for proper disposal.

To dispose of any expired chemicals such as weed killer, insect repellant etc., rinse them down with water into an outdoor drain before disposing in trash/recycling bins (never pour these substances directly onto soil because they may leach back up).

We know what you’re thinking. You love your home, but the garage is just never going to live up to your expectations or meet all of your needs over time.

If it sounds like we’re preaching to the choir here, then maybe it’s worth considering some new options...

Overstreet Builders can help you build a custom floor plan with a spacious garage that lives up to all of your requirements and exceeds them too! Let us build your next home with a garage that’s ready for tinkering on cars and storing your summer toys. Call now!