Get Your Garage Ready for Fall Storage

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Fall in Philadelphia means a lot of things, from the beautiful colors of the changings leaves to the Eagles kicking off the football season. As you begin moving some things indoors, such as your lawn and garden equipment or your patio furniture, it’s important to make sure you have enough storage space for everything. The majority of these items will most likely end up in your garage, and if you plan to park your vehicles in there this season, you may have to get creative with your storage setup. At EZ Storage®, we can protect those items that you don’t have room for, and in this post, we’ll cover some tips on getting your garage ready for fall.

Adding a Loft

dreamstime_15525762If your home is two stories tall and your garage extends the entire height of the building, there is a lot of unused space above your head that can be utilized for storage. Some homeowners choose to build a loft in their garage where seasonal items can be stored. You can put bins of summer clothes and other warm-weather items up there during the colder months of the year, and adding a small retractable ladder will provide easy access.

You may not have the time or ambition to build a loft, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find overhead storage in your garage. Suspended shelving units above your garage door track will allow you to store things out of the way until you need them. These items won’t take up any additional space, and you’ll be able to safely park your vehicles without having to worry about bumping into boxes and crates.

Hooks and Slats

Chances are you have some bike hooks that are already attached to the garage’s walls or ceilings. These hooks let you hang your two-wheeled transportation until you need it again in the spring, and you can use the wall space that would otherwise be bare. However, if you want to utilize as much wall space as you can, why not consider adding a slat wall like the ones you see in local retail stores? These horizontal slats allow you to add hooks and shelves of all sizes, giving you the ability to get things off the floor and out of the corners of the garage.

Simply Not Enough Storage

dreamstime_xxl_26641013If you follow these tips and find that you simply don’t have enough storage space in your garage, stop by one of our local facilities today. We can keep your extra belongings safe until you’re ready to use them again, or until you decide you want sell or give them away. You might only need storage for the fall and winter months, especially if you’re storing lawn equipment or patio furniture, and all of our units are available on a month-to-month basis.

As you begin moving things indoors and spend more time inside as the temps begin to fall, don’t let clutter overwhelm you. By organizing your house and your garage, and putting a few things in self-storage for the season, you can have a much more pleasant end of the year.

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