Every garage is different. Which is why when it comes to organising your bikes and gear, you’ll want to do it in the most efficient and effective way possible. An organised garage can not only make it easier for you to find things, but it can also reduce the chance of accidental damage to cars, people and your bikes (especially if you have small children). If your garage needs revamping or it’s simply overdue for a Spring clean, read on to see how these 4 tips can help you better organise your bikes and create a safer, cleaner, and more practical garage.
TIP #1: Plan
Before you begin any project, it’s a good idea to start planning. Consider these three things:
- The space you currently have
- How you use this space
- How many bikes you need to store
Then create a plan showing how you’d like your garage to look and where certain items (like your bikes) will be stored. You can also add in specific measurements and spacing (you can find our Steadyrack spacing guides on this page). Once you’ve put together a rough plan of where you’d like everything in your garage, it’s time for the fun to begin…
TIP #2: Declutter
We cannot stress this enough! Before you start putting things in their rightful place, you might want to declutter your garage and get rid of the things you don’t need or use.
It’s a good idea to sort through those boxes of parts you never sold, or gadgets you never used before you start this process. Donating them to your local charity or gifting them to others is always a great way to re-home your unwanted and unused items.
TIP #3: Up, Up and Away
If you’ve got boxes, bikes and tools, then you’ll need a place to store them. And it’s only a matter of time before all your floor space is taken up. Install some shelves or cabinets and make use of your wall space. For bikes, we recommend storing them vertically on a Steadyrack bike rack.
Moving your bikes from the floor to the wall can free up a lot of space. For those who might have their bikes already on hooks or pulleys, the Steadyrack system will take your storage game to the next level. It’s unique 160 degree pivot feature means you can fit more bikes in the same space, and fold them across the wall for extra space saving. When installed at the right height, there’s also no heavy lifting needed – a bonus for little riders or those who simply want an easy bike storage solution.
TIP #4: Take your time
Rome wasn’t built in a day, which is why we recommend taking your time with this. Organising your garage might be an ongoing project you tackle on the weekends rather than all in one go.
It can be a stressful and overwhelming task, however completing smaller jobs can make it more manageable. If you’re looking for more inspiration, scroll down to see how others have chosen to organise their bikes with Steadyrack.