Many people leave their garage doors open from time to time, so it is easy to peek inside as you drive by or take a stroll around the neighborhood. Some garages may be a cluttered mess, but others can make you envious with their incredible organization and fun features. If you have a cluttered, overcrowded garage today, you may wonder how you could possibly get rid of all of the stuff you have inside and turn your garage into a functional, fun space. The fact is that this process may be easier than you think!
The first step is to bring some organization into your space. Before you can organize your space efficiently, you have to consider getting rid of some of your things. Going through all of the items in your garage can be quite a chore, and this is particularly true if your garage is in a state of chaos. It must be done, however, so start at one end of the garage. For each item, make the decision about whether to keep it, donate it, move it to another area of the house or throw it away. Only items that you need to keep in the garage should remain in the space after this process is completed. Then, you can purchase shelves, cabinetry and more to give everything in your garage a home.
Nothing can transform a rather ordinary garage into an enviable area of fun better than cool gadgets. Take time to walk through a local home improvement store or browse garage organizational and decorative features online. You can get some amazing ideas for fun gadgets. Some, like a Roboreel cord reel for your extension cords, may be fun and functional alike. Take time to compare the gadgets with your own garage’s needs. While it can be fun to buy all of the gadgets you can find, your best option is to buy cool gadgets that actually have a purpose in your space.
After you have completed these steps, you may find that you have considerably more space in your garage than you thought. You may have a huge section of a garage wall that is empty, a massive area of floor space in the middle of your garage and more. While some people decide that they can finally park their cars in the garage again, others decide to use this extra space to add a fun zone in their home. For example, some may add a big screen TV and a few couches in the garage- the perfect place to enjoy sports games with friends. Others may install home fitness equipment, a pool table, or other fun extras.
It is common for a garage to accumulate clutter over time. It does take time and effort to fully remove the clutter and organize your garage, but your effort will be worthwhile. After completing these steps, you can more fully enjoy using your garage for functional purposes and for fun too!