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With summer just round the corner, it’s time to prepare our outdoor spaces for the warm months ahead. 

While we often focus on sprucing up our gardens and outdoor living areas, one area that tends to get overlooked is the garage or shed. These spaces can easily become cluttered and disorganised, making it difficult to find the tools and equipment we need for summer projects and activities. 

With a little planning and effort, you can transform your garage or shed into a well-organised oasis ready to tackle all your summer adventures. In this blog post, the team at Garage Floors Direct will share their tips for categorising and storing garden equipment, cleaning out the space, and upgrading with a new garage floor using interlocking floor tiles.

1. Categorise and Store Garden Equipment

The first step to organising your garage or shed is to categorise and store your garden equipment effectively. Start by sorting through your tools and equipment, separating them into categories such as gardening tools, lawn care equipment, sports gear, and seasonal items. Once you have everything categorised, assess the amount of space you have available and decide on the best storage solutions for each category.

Invest in shelving units, pegboards, and hooks to maximise vertical space and keep items off the floor. Hang gardening tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes on wall-mounted racks or pegboards for easy access. Store smaller items like gloves, seeds, and plant markers in labelled bins or containers to keep them organised and easily visible. For larger items such as lawnmowers, wheelbarrows, and bicycles, consider installing ceiling-mounted racks or hoists to free up floor space.

Equipment tidied away in the garage

2. Clean Out the Space

Before you can begin organising your garage or shed, it’s essential to declutter and clean out the space. Start by removing everything from the area and giving it a thorough cleaning. Sweep or vacuum the floors, wipe down shelves and surfaces, and dust off any cobwebs or debris.

As you clean, take the opportunity to assess each item and decide whether it’s worth keeping, donating, or disposing of. Be ruthless in your decluttering efforts; if you haven’t used an item in the past year or it’s broken beyond repair, it’s time to let it go. By streamlining your belongings, you’ll create more space and make it easier to maintain an organised environment in the long run.

Decluttered garage

3. Upgrade with a New Garage Floor

Once you’ve decluttered and organised your garage or shed, consider upgrading the space with a new garage floor using interlocking floor tiles. Interlocking floor tiles are a durable and cost-effective flooring solution that can instantly transform the look and feel of your garage or shed. Not only do they provide a clean and polished appearance, but they also offer a host of practical benefits.

Interlocking floor tiles are easy to install and require no adhesives or special tools, making them a DIY-friendly option for homeowners. They are resistant to stains, oil spills, and chemicals, making them ideal for garages where heavy-duty use is common. Additionally, interlocking floor tiles are available in a variety of colours and patterns, allowing you to customise the look of your space to suit your style preferences.

Indian Motorbike and Porsche car in garage with black and grey DuraFlex garage floor tiles. Two tiles have the respective indian and porsche logos printed on them

By upgrading your garage floor with interlocking floor tiles, you’ll create a more functional and visually appealing environment that enhances the overall organisation and usability of the space. Plus, the easy-to-clean surface makes maintenance a breeze, so you can spend less time tidying up and more time enjoying your summer activities.

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