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Want To Make Your Garage More Functional

Garages are a great space to work, play and store items we need around the house. But many of us find that our garage doors have been crammed full with junk and unused items for so long that they’ve become a cluttered mess. When you own a house, you might be inclined to store things in your garage. After all, garages are built for storage and not much else. But you can easily turn a garage from storage space into a multipurpose room that’s just as useful as the kitchen or living room.

Declutter!

Decluttering the garage is important to make the space more functional.

Garages are one of the most cluttered spaces in a home, and it can be difficult to find anything when you need it. Whether your clutter is from tools, sports equipment, or old toys, you have too much stuff to function properly.

So, without further ado, here are some tips for decluttering your garage:

  • Start by sorting through everything you own. Make two piles: keep and donate. If you notice that you haven’t used something in 6 months, get rid of it. If you don’t love it, get rid of it.
  • Donate your unwanted items to a local charity or thrift store. Another tip – You can sell them on eBay or Craigslist. Toss anything that is broken, or doesn’t work. 

How to Make it Feel Bigger

There are a few simple tricks that will help your garage feel bigger and more welcoming.

The average garage is only about 200 square feet, but with the right design, you can make it feel much bigger.

You can start by adding lighting. Carpeting and soundproofing are also great additions to make your garage feel cozy and comfortable. You can even add television to watch while you work on your car. 

Garages are often cluttered with tools, boxes, and other items that make them feel smaller. By organizing your garage, you can make it feel more spacious. You can also use shelves to store items out of sight. If you get into it, you can find greater storage solutions that will make your garage look amazing and also more functional. The last thing you want to do is create a space that looks cluttered and unorganized. If you can make your garage look nice, it will motivate you to spend more time there working on your car. It will also give you a place to store your tools and other items that you need for your car.

Organizing Your Workbench

A garage workbench is for more than just tools. An organized garage workbench makes it possible to tackle even the biggest projects. 

A bench can be used as an open storage area, a workstation, or both. Depending on what you’re working on, you may need room to spread out, or to put a number of tools in easy reach. The following are a few ways to organize your garage workbench so that it fits your needs:

To make items easier to find and access, use pegboard hooks, wall pegs, and other organizing tools. You can use these to hang items that you need to access frequently, such as hand tools, or those that you don’t use very often but still want to keep handy.

 

If you have a lot of tools, or if you have a number of tools that are used for the same purpose, consider using toolboxes. These can be kept on your workbench, or off to the side.

For those who need to store large items, consider using a storage cabinet. These can be found in a variety of sizes, and they are great for storing larger items that you don’t use very often.

When to DIY and When to Call Specialists?

You need to decide on the direction you want your garage to go. Do you want it to be a workshop or a storage space? Once you know that, call in the specialists. There are times when it is appropriate to do things yourself, but if you are not a builder, or if you are not highly skilled at DIY projects, it makes sense to call in the experts.

There are many experts who can help you with your garage. There are builders, electricians, plumbers, and even carpenters. These people have the skills to do the job right, and they will also be able to give you advice on how to get the most out of your garage.

While a garage can be the best place to store your car, it’s also a great place for you to use as an extra room. We hope our tips will help you achieve just that!

 

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