We are already a quarter of the way through the year and I bet there are many of you who are yet to sort the garage out. With spring almost here, there is no time like the present to make more of the space within your home and what better place to start than with the garage. Whether you have big plans to turn your garage into something useful, or are rapidly running out of storage space, organising your garage doesn’t have to be a daunting task – as we explore further.
The garage is the last room of the house that we would want to show to anyone, but it adds a lot of value to a home due to the additional space it provides. Unfortunately, many people see that space as somewhere to store junk and it comes in all forms – old magazines, empty paint pots, spare wood, rusty tools and so on. If it’s in the garage, in a box or under a sheet that is under a blanket of dust, the chances are it’s not worth keeping, so get rid of it. If you can why not hire a skip and really clear your garage and your life of all that unnecessary stuff; you’ll feel a lot better for it.
Use the Walls and Ceiling:
When looking at using space the obvious place to start is the floor – but what about the ceiling and the walls. There are many space saving devices such as cupboards (even old kitchen cabinets) that can store paint pots, tools and smaller objects, but then by laying wooden planks across the ceiling you can lay bigger pieces of equipment across the roof of the garage leaving you plenty of floor space. With garages not needing to be particularly pretty, you don’t need to worry about ruining the wallpaper or scratching the paint – it’s can be both cheap and effective to hang and store objects other places than the floor.
Look at Your Garage Doors:
It may seem a strange but believe it or not your garage doors can help you to organise and save space within the garage. There are many options such as sectional garage doors that slide within the roof to provide optimum space both within the garage but also outside on the driveway. Organising your garage isn’t just about ensuring all of the clutter is away, but about looking at how you can utilise the space to ensure that it is usable both inside and out.
There are common uses for garages but many are just wasted, so if you are not looking at using your garage for the purpose of storing a car, then there are other ways you can utilise the space. By starting with a clear out you can transform that floor space into something that you may have only dreamed of and it means you don’t hoard irrelevant stuff that really belongs in the junkyard.
About the author: This guest blog was written by Jenny Pilley on behalf of The Garage Door Company - an experienced UK-based team who provide expert garage door repair.