Garage 101

Saturday, March 11, 2017

How many of us neglect our garages? Chances are, quite a few of us are guilty. As our garages are out of sight, many of us find it easy to put them out of mind. So much so that we forget them entirely. If your garage has become a junk yard for your unwanted things, we’re talking to you. It’s time to realize how much potential that space has. If you ever complain about your house being too small, it’s crucial you make the most of what your garage has to offer. Here are a few tips on how you can manage it. 


If your garage has become a dumping ground for things you never use, it’s time to declutter. How can you make use of the space when you can’t see the floor? Those boxes of junk give you the perfect excuse to neglect your garage. Who wants to face that each time they walk through the door? Start looking through and getting rid of what you don’t need. Put the things you are keeping to one side, and find a better place for them later on. Chances are, you’ll get rid of a lot more than you expect. 


Once you’ve cleared, consider what you want to use your garage for. It may be that you park on the street because of how much rubbish you had in your garage. Now, you can use the space the way you should! Make this easier for yourself by installing a garage roller door which will provide easy access. Bear in mind that you’ll need the space as clear as possible, so make sure that clutter doesn’t build again. Next time you think about leaving your junk there, think again. Or, have you always wanted an office. Free up space in your home by transforming your garage into the office of your dreams. Bear in mind that you’ll need access to electricity and even internet. Invest in extension cords and internet boosters to ensure the space works for you. If neither of these options appeals, you could turn your garage into a home gym. We all want to get fit, right? Where better to do that in than in the privacy of your garage? Consider installing mirrors and workout equipment to suit your needs. You’ll be a fitness machine in no time. 


Of course, knowing the practical purpose of your space isn’t all you need. It’s also important to get it looking nice. That way, you’re more likely to use it. If you’re going to park there, you don’t have to worry about this. Your car won’t mind how the place looks! But, if you’re using it as an extension of your home, get to work. Sitting in an empty shell isn’t nice, and at the moment, that’s probably what your garage is. Consider decorating, and installing carpet. These small touches will help the space feel like a part of your home.

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