Fall ushers in beautiful leaves and cozy days spent at home with your loved ones. But before settling in to enjoy everything the season has to offer, Canadian Tire and Yahoo Canada are here to help you complete your Fall to-do list. From how to prepare your yard for fall to garage storage tips you need to know, we’re bringing you everything you need.
While it’s no doubt an effective solution to store and organize everything from bikes to seasonal decor, your garage somehow always becomes the dumping ground for just about everything. The problem? Well, just that.
Along with the home, car, garden, seasonal outdoor essentials and sporting gear, more often than not you’ll find years worth of things in your garage — including many you almost forgot you had. So to help you to stay clean while reclaiming this functional real estate, ahead, we’ll be walking you through storage hacks you need to stay organized. From storing all your Summer patio furniture to preparing all your must-haves for the unexpected cold weather conditions, here are the top garage solutions you need for Fall (and beyond).
Choose the right chests and cabinets
When it comes to staying on top of hardware and tools, nothing maximizes your storage better than having the proper chest and cabinet. But before investing, consider the space you have in your garage and how much storage you need for what you own and for future purchases you'll make this season. Most cabinet models vary from 24” to 57” inches wide with depths of 18” to 24” inches.
For storage that organizes and protects your essential tools and investments, the Mastercraft 4-Drawer 2-Door Rolling Work Station, 54-in holds up to 100 lbs. per drawer in weight capacity and features lockable drawers for added security. A perfect sleek and modern addition to any garage, it is finished with a fingerprint-resistant, heavy-duty, powder-coated and stainless steel and is topped with rubberwood top which provides a durable work surface ideal for serious D.I.Y.ers.
For something more vertical and medium-duty, the Mastercraft 6-Drawer Cabinet offers the weight capacity of 700 lbs. It features an industrial powder-coated finish for superior scratch and corrosion resistance, a steel side-handle as well as swivel casters for easy mobility. For additional storage, this six-drawer cabinet also is also customizable and coordinates with a chest and mid-chest.
Keep everything you need together and rotate
Whether you’re looking to safe-keep your Summer must-haves until next year or for a tidy solution to get easy access to things you’ll need this season, one expert trick is to keep similar items together and rotate your storage. Move non-seasonal items, like Summer patio furniture and bikes, to the back, and pull forward things like Halloween and holiday decor or Winter sports gear.
For an all-in-one organization system that’s easily rotatable, we suggest using a gear rack like this one from Mastercraft. This expandable rack is specially designed to hang everything from bikes and skis to helmets to gardening essentials and tools.
If you’re looking to level up your boxes and plastic bins to something more protective and durable, the Mastercraft Heavy Duty Tilt & Tow Storage Tote is a portable heavy-duty truck cargo designed for easy mobility: tilt and tow, as the name suggests. It holds up to 95 lbs. in capacity and features durable resin construction and a high-top lid design which allows for large and bulky items, like your portable BBQ, to be easily stored.
Take advantage of wall space
Not enough floor space? No problem! Consider utilizing vertical storage to hang up things like bikes, hoses, tires and helpful items you reach for on a regular basis for easy access. Shelving, wall mounts and racks also come in handy for stowing away things like paint cans and smaller storage bins.
The MAXIMUM 4-Tier Heavy-Duty Storage Rack, for instance, makes optimum use of wall space — from floor to ceiling. Made with ultra heavy-duty black powder-coated finish steel and four large, adjustable wire deck shelves, this storage unit allows for ultimate customization for space options and easy assembly. Plus, it holds up to 2000 lbs. in weight capacity.
Keep a safe home for your tires
Now that seasonal car changes, like switching out you tires, are top of mind, it’s important to safely store your off-season tires. To avoid taking up floorspace while also avoiding contact that can impact the life and characteristics of your tires, we suggest investing in the right stands and racks.
The MotoMaster Mobile Tire Stand is designed to hold up to four tires with a maximum width of 11.5" inches. It features three casters and handles for easy mobility and is also equipped with a front-wheel lock to secure load until tires are needed.
For vertical storage, consider the MotoMaster Wall Mount Tire Rack, a steel-frame wall mount that is specifically designed for preservation and storage of seasonal and recreational tires.
Add additional storage solutions
We know that not everyone has a garage — or even if you do, it might not have enough room to store everything in an easy way. If you’re in need of additional storage for patio furniture, lawncare accessories or anything else, Canadian Tire has plenty of sheds and storage boxes to suit whatever amount of space you’re working with.