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Chamberlain’s DIY tips on how to Marie Kondo your garage following the holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (or so they say) and you are starting to see the aftermath of Christmas celebrations.

The new Christmas toys, boogie boards, fishing rods, cricket bats, and other summer essentials are all starting to pile up and get in the way of you enjoying a relaxing summer.

Chamberlain has put together some tips to turn your garage into a storage-haven, and make space for all your essential Christmas and summer goodies.

To avoid the summer-essentials clutter, here are five easy DIY ways to turn maximise storage and turn your garage into a storage haven.

  1. Store more on walls

Wall-mounted shelves are one of the easiest and most efficient garage storage ideas.

Put your brand-new tools on display, or have easy access to the kids’ bucket and toys for the beach!

Maximise your garage storage space quickly and easily with simple and inexpensive shelves, baskets, and hooks.

  1. Vertical is the new horizontal

Plastic storage bins are a staple when it comes to organising items. Unfortunately, they usually get stacked against a wall somewhere and covered in dust and collecting cobwebs. It also makes accessing the boxes very difficult. If the boxes are unstable – this can be potentially dangerous for the little ones.

An easy and permanent DIY garage solution are storage box towers. These are a clever and aesthetic way to provide easy access to your storage boxes. Use clear boxes with labels on each draw for even easier and more seamless access.

  1. Build your own workbench

For the occasional DIY-er, a wall-mount fold-down model offers a sturdy surface and hides out of the way when you’re not using it.

Benches that have built-in tool drawers can be pricey. Instead, set up a simple work table with shelves and add in a pegboard above to hold your gear.

A set of caster wheels can also turn any table into a mobile workstation – so you use your workbench depending on how you feel that day! Always ensure the wheels are locked when static.

  1. Mind your (over)head

The garage ceiling is the perfect place to store summer essential items like camping gear. After a family camping trip away, pop your tents, gas cookers, and camping chairs safely up into the ceiling and out of the way.

Get those big plastic storage bins up off the garage floor and onto the ceiling!

     5. Wheels up!

When it comes to garages, there’s no such thing as enough space. To free up more precious floor space, consider a bicycle hoist. It’s easy to install and even easier to use. Just remember to find garage hoists with good, hefty ropes to keep your bikes in the best condition.

Not much of a bike rider? You can also use it to hang everything from fishing rods to surfboards.

With these simple tips, you’ll be able to turn your garage from a dumping ground into a deluxe storehouse this summer.

For more information about Chamberlain’s range of garage door openers and accessories, visit our website or call 1800 665 438.

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