If you have some free space in your garage you can use it to make your own home workshop. This is much better way to use that extra space than just storing some old things you will never use again. On the other hand, if there is no enough free space to make a workshop, you can always hold a garage sale and get rid of all of the things which take up the space you need for a workshop. Once you have enough space it is the time to start making your workshop. Be sure to follow these five steps.
Create a workbench
Obviously the first thing you will need is a workbench. You can make it by using some old door or a large piece of wood that is laid on two saw horses. You have to make sure that the foundation is strong and that the bench does not move. This is necessary since you are going to do so much on it. Making it solid will only prevent you from getting hurt or destroying something you made. Optimal size of a workbench is somewhere around 64×14 inches. The height should be around 36 inches but you can adjust this until you feel completely comfortable.
Mount a pegboard
There are many tools and handyman should have and hardly can all of them fit onto one workbench. Instead, you should make the whole area around the bench some kind of tool holders. A pegboard above the bench is a great idea. Not only it will save you much space on the board itself but will make it easier to reach and find any tool you might need.
Make use of old things
There is no need to sell or throw away all the things you have in your garage. You can actually use some of them in your new workshop. For examples old jars can be a perfect place to store all of the screws and nails. Use different jars for different types of these in order to find them easier once you need them. If you do not want to use old jars you can always buy plastic holders in different colours for different types of these.
Set up lighting
Chances are your garage is pretty dark. When doing something in your workshop you will want to be able to see everything properly. You can install LED or CFL lighting just above the bench so you get the perfect vision. Another good thing to do is to install a motion detector. That way, the lights will turn on even if your hands are full. Also, you do not have to worry about leaving the lights on accidentally and wasting energy.
Get all the tools you need
Once the workshop is ready you should have all the necessary equipment a handyman should own. We are talking about angle grinders, nail guns, saws… These are all the tools every workshop should have. You can get all of them at Makita in Australia. Make sure that each of the tools is stored properly and somewhere close where you can always find it.
Do not hurry and think through each of these steps before you actually start. Be sure to do all the measuring before you begin in order to avoid any mistakes before you set up the workbench or the pegboard. Once you do all of this you will have a proper workshop right in your garage.