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Running Out Of Space? How To Make Room In Your Garage

Winter is coming. Do you have room in your garage for your vehicles? If you don't, it's time to make some adjustments to your storage arrangements. Using your garage for storage can make it difficult to protect your vehicles during the winter. Unfortunately, winter weather can wreak havoc on your vehicles. Here are four steps you can take to provide storage space for your belongings and parking space for your vehicles this winter.

Hold a Garage Sale

If your garage is filled with years of clutter, and you don't know where to start, it's time to hold a garage sale. You can't customize the cabinets in your garage until you know what you have and you've downsized a bit. Holding a yard sale will allow you to clear away the clutter and make some money at the same time. Once you've cleared your garage of all the unwanted items, you'll know exactly how much additional cabinet and storage space you'll need.

Install Custom Garage Storage

If you don't have storage cabinets in your garage, now's a good time to take care of that. Customizing your garage storage will give you the space you need for all your belongings – whether you need the space for long-term storage or for your crafts or work supplies. Wall cabinets, racks and counter space will ensure proper storage abilities, work space and ample parking space for your cars. Contact a cabinet contractor to discuss the garage storage options that are available.

Build a Storage Shed

If you've already customized your garage storage space, and you've maxed out on the options, it's time to build a storage shed in your yard. An on-site storage shed will give you plenty of additional space. Not only that, but you can add the same custom cabinets that you installed in your garage. You can have your cabinets customized to suit your specific storage or workspace needs.

Rent a Storage Unit

If you need space away from home for your belongings, you need to rent an off-site storage unit. Off-site storage units provide the perfect space for seasonal items that you only use a few months out of the year. They're also great for storing your kids belongings while they're away at college or until they're out on their own.

Don't leave your cars outside this winter. Use the tips provided here to clear out your garage and make room for your belongings and your cars. Contact a local company like Cinti Closets LLC for more information on custom storage options.