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Reorganize Your Garage in an Eco-Friendly way

Now that the summer is over you may want to organize your lawn tools and other things from the garden in your garage. If in the past you had to put all your tools in a big pile on the floor, now you may have too many things to store and you also have to leave some room for your car. Leaving all your stuff lying around or piled up against the garage walls surely isn’t an option, as you might want to get some Halloween and Christmas decorations out and you won’t be able to because of the mess. You should start reorganizing your garage as soon as possible, before snow hits, as you’ll get so much more from your garage if it’s neat and tidy. However, before starting to sketch your plans for garage storage, you should see how you could reduce your environmental footprint.

Choosing products carefully

If you want an Eco-friendly garage, then you have to choose systems and products that minimize impact on the environment. You can start by using local materials, recycled materials, reclaimed materials and a low VOC paint. After giving the garage a well-deserved sprucing up, it’s time to take a look at your stuff. You probably have no idea how many of your belongings can actually be recycled instead of just binned, so carefully go through all the things you don’t need any more and give away, donate and recycle as much as you can. Then, sort all the rest by categories or use and buy some shelving units to store them. When making plans for garage storage, shelves and racking systems are a must, but keep in mind that this is a garage, not your living room, so don’t go buying unnecessary items just because they look good and don’t choose shelving with extra treated finish or anything that you know must be damaging the environment.

Get plants inside your garage

Although garages are typically damp and dark environments, there are plenty of plants that can survive them. As you already bought shelving units for all your boxes and stuff, you can easily use some of these shelves to keep pots of flowers and plants on them. You can organize your belongings in boxes or bins and then use one shelf for boxes, one shelf for pots, achieving equilibrium between nature and storage. Alternatively, you could get a couple of those cascading plants and just place them on the top shelves of your units, where they’ll probably also get plenty of light form the garage windows which are usually high up. In time, these plants will grow and cascade down, covering much of your shelving frames. It’s a great way to keep an Eco-friendly garage, not to mention the fact that these will also significantly improve the aesthetics of the space.

Invest in a good garage door opener

Automatic garage door openers might seem like luxuries. However, these devices don’t consume a lot of energy. Moreover, their use extends way over the convenience of opening the garage door remotely. The top 2016 garage door openers come with some amazing features, meant to increase the security of your garage. These devices are very hard to break or hack, as they can only be opened with your personal smartphone or with a remote control. Investing in one of the top 2016 garage door openers is the best way to increase your home security. So, since you will be reorganizing the garage anyway, why not dedicate a little time and effort into improving the garage security as well?

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